American poker pro Melanie Weisner, aka Callisto5 on PokerStars, is one of today's most accomplished female poker players. Let's take a look at Weisner's poker accomplishments, including some of the most interesting hands she's played: Early Years and Online Poker The … [Read more...] about Melanie Weisner: Meet the Multi-Talented and Fierce Poker Pro
On 5 August 2014, international bookie and high-stakes gambler Paul Phua (pronounced “Pwa”) appeared in a Las Vegas federal court to answer to charges of running an illegal sports betting enterprise—a “wire room”—out of a Caesars Palace villa during the 2014 World Cup and 2014 … [Read more...] about Paul Phua: Bookmaking, Organized Crime and Poker
The poker world is chock full of talented female players: Annette Obrestad, Liv Boeree, Melanie Weisner, Vanessa Rouso, and Vanessa Selbst, to name a few—each of whom have enjoyed considerable success both online and in live arenas. Add to that list French poker pro Gaelle … [Read more...] about Gaelle Baumann: How She Climbed the Ranks to Poker Success
Andrew Robl is a 31-year-old poker pro who has experienced considerable success both online under his moniker, “good2cu” and on the live felt. The young internet phenom has made a successful migration from online to live play and continues to make a name for himself in the poker … [Read more...] about Andrew Robl: Profile of a “Holla Balla”
26-year-old poker pro Joe McKeehen hails from North Wales, Pennsylvania. He is, perhaps, best known as the 2015 WSOP Main Event Champion. In the beginning McKeehen won the Risk (board game) world championship in 2010 (I did not realize this was a thing.) He is an avid … [Read more...] about Joe McKeehen: A Tale of Two Bracelets—And Twitter
While oftentimes regarded as quite funny at the poker table—due, largely, to his thick southern drawl—and is able to make others laugh, Sam Grizzle has a reputation for being an addictive gambler, a deadbeat dad, and, well, an asshole. Trying to find a Sam Grizzle biography … [Read more...] about Sam Grizzle: The Poker Brat’s Arch-Nemesis
There are professional poker players and then there are poker pros with additional impressive talents. In the same vein as Alex Jacob, poker and Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions champion, there is David Williams. In addition to being a talented and prolific poker pro, Williams … [Read more...] about David Williams: Master Poker Chef
A former high school and college basketball player turned American poker pro, Huck Seed is also an insane prop better. Early life Seed—born Huckleberry Seed in Santa Clara, California—was, incidentally, featured in the 2006 documentary Quantum Hoops that chronicled Cal Tech’s … [Read more...] about Huck Seed: The King of Prop Bets
Poker pro Sammy Farha is a prolific tournament player with three World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelets who is quite well known as the runner up to “every man” Chris Moneymaker in the 2003 WSOP Main Event. He is also a familiar face on GSN's popular program High Stakes … [Read more...] about Sammy Farha: Fashion, Finesse, and Felt
Known as “Poker Barbie,” Lacey Jones is among the most popular poker players in the world. In addition to her beauty, Jones is quite fascinating, having been a fashion model, international television host, poker commentator, and social network phenomenon. In the beginning Jones … [Read more...] about Lacey Jones: Poker Barbie and so Much More
Kevin Martin is a Canadian professional poker player, Big Brother Canada champion, and prominent Twitch live-streaming personality. The 25-year-old former radio DJ from Calgary, Alberta, has been playing his way up the online poker ranks. He now does so full-time thanks to tens … [Read more...] about Kevin Martin: Big Brother Canada Winner and Twitch Sensation
Jared Bleznick is a fixture at the Full Tilt Poker and PokerStars high-stakes tables, particularly PLO. He started playing high-stakes online poker under the name “Harrington25” on Full Tilt site and “Harrington10” on PokerStars. According to High Stakes Database, Harrington25 … [Read more...] about Who is Jared Bleznick, and Why is He Controversial?
If you're looking for a guy who does it all, look no further than Jeff Gross. Gross is known as "Kidwhowon" online. According to PocketFives, Kidwhowon's online total winnings are nearly $1.13 million, and he is ranked 376th in the world. Gross is also becoming a social media … [Read more...] about Jeff Gross: Poker Pro and Social Media Sensation
The uniquely named Greek-Canadian Haralobos Voulgaris, who goes by Bob or H-Bob, is a professional gambler who is considered to be one of the top NBA sports bettors in the entire world. He is also a talented and successful professional poker player to boot. Today Voulgaris … [Read more...] about Haralobos Voulgaris: Poker Pro, NBA Bettor, Future GM?
Poker pro David Peters has certainly been making quite the name for himself. The 31-year-old high-stakes tournament pro from Toledo, Ohio, nicknamed the “silent assassin” recently won the 2018 Poker Masters $100,000 NLHE Main Event and a hefty $1.15 million. David Peters decided … [Read more...] about David Peters: The Silent Assassin
73-year-old Gabe Kaplan has had quite the storied life. From baseball to comedy and acting to financial investing to playing poker to commentating, is there anything this man can't do? The early years As a child in Brooklyn, NY, Gabe Kaplan aspired to be a professional baseball … [Read more...] about Gabe Kaplan: Mr. Kotter, Financial Investor, and Poker Player