Tag: players

Jan 15 2022

David Peters’ Poker Journey: The Makings of “The Silent Assassin”

Jan 15 2022 Published at MyPokerCoaching under tags  players

Image from Upswing Poker Some poker players are worldwide phenomena that are constantly in the public eye and share everything with the media and their fans. Others, however, enjoy cherishing their privacy while still maintaining a prolific poker career and owning their opponents at the green felt. One such character is David Peters, who is also known by his nickname "The Silent Assassin.”...

Jan 08 2022

Kelly Minkin’s Poker Journey: Balancing Poker Life & Successful Career in Law

Jan 08 2022 Published at MyPokerCoaching under tags  players

Time and time again, women have proven that they have what it takes to play poker just as well as men. Although the world of poker is primarily dominated by men, there are many female poker stars who have managed to shine under the spotlight and win big at the poker tables. Amongst that group of women is one Kelly Minkin, who...

Jan 01 2022

Dan Smith’s Poker Journey: Chess Prodigy, Philanthropist, and a Poker Tournament Demigod

Jan 01 2022 Published at MyPokerCoaching under tags  players

Some poker players love being seen as public figures and being praised for their accomplishments, while others are simply in it for the love of the game. In the past 14 years, Dan Smith has made quite the impression on the felt, with just over $37 million in earnings, which puts him in fifth place on the Hendon Mob US All-Time Money List....

Dec 25 2021

Viktor Blom Poker Journey: The Teenager Who Conquered the Poker World

Dec 25 2021 Published at MyPokerCoaching under tags  players

Image from paulphuapoker.com The early 2000s were a booming time in the world of online poker. The online poker industry was bringing in more and more new players from all around the world at an alarming rate. There was never a time in history that it was easier to make a living playing...

Dec 18 2021

Tony G’s Poker Journey: Loudmouth at the Tables and a Philanthropist at Heart

Dec 18 2021 Published at MyPokerCoaching under tags  players

Image from PokerGO News Some famous faces in the poker world are people of many talents. In the case of Antanas Guoga, Known as Tony G, he doesn't only dominate at the table but is also an accomplished man in the fields of business, politics, and philanthropy. Tony G has had much success on the felt, where he is known for his verbal...

Dec 11 2021

Chris Moneymaker Poker Journey: Kicking Off the Poker Boom

Dec 11 2021 Published at MyPokerCoaching under tags  players

Image from PokerGO News Some of the greatest victories in poker history have come out of the blue from players that no one saw coming nor expected to outlast fan favorites such as Phil Ivey, Johnny Chan, Phil Hellmuth, and more. Chris Moneymaker’s win at the 2003 World Series of Poker Main Event was...

Dec 04 2021

Veronica Brill Poker Journey: Angry Polak Blowing the Whistle on Poker Cheaters

Dec 04 2021 Published at MyPokerCoaching under tags  players

The world of poker is rich with interesting personalities, both among the players and those who take part in it behind the scenes. Poland-born Veronica Brill certainly fits into this category, as her electric personality and lovable nature have made her one of the most popular people in the poker world in recent years, despite the lack of major results in the actual...

Nov 27 2021

Mike Sexton Poker Journey: The Life of a Poker Legend

Nov 27 2021 Published at MyPokerCoaching under tags  players

Image from WPT There are a few names that, when mentioned in the poker world, there is a unanimously large amount of respect for. Mike Sexton is one of these incredibly respected poker legends, whose legacy continues to inspire so many today. There was little that Sexton couldn't do, being...

Nov 20 2021

Annie Duke’s Poker Journey: The Rise and Fall of the Duchess of Poker

Nov 20 2021 Published at MyPokerCoaching under tags  players

Some poker players' names bring about feelings of admiration, wonder, and happiness - whereas there are some who leave a more bitter feeling in the hearts of poker lovers around the world. Annie Duke is a well-known name in the poker community due to her great success at the table. However, it's not one that harbors too many positive feelings these days. Being...

Nov 13 2021

Phil Galfond Poker Journey: The Experiences of a PLO Mastermind

Nov 13 2021 Published at MyPokerCoaching under tags  players

The poker boom was a period that gave birth to many modern poker legends who made a name for themselves in the game at this time. Phil Galfond can definitely be considered a part of this group, as his incredible success as a PLO player and his later success in tournaments and heads-up poker have already made him a legend of the game....

Nov 06 2021

Annette Obrestad Poker Journey: The 18-Year-Old Poker Queen of Europe

Nov 06 2021 Published at MyPokerCoaching under tags  players

Some of the most interesting people in the world from all different walks of life can be found at poker tables, making the personalities and stories of these players anything but boring. 33-year-old Annette Obrestad is just one of these characters. She made an impressive career out of poker in the short time she frequented the felt. She...

Nov 04 2021

Chris Moneymaker – Enjoying The Life and Crushing Poker For Decades

Nov 04 2021 Published at MyPokerCoaching under tags  players

One of the primary sponsors of the 2021 World Series of Poker, VELO, is running a campaign to help players see how poker skills can transition to other areas in life. Thanks to them, we could chat with none other than the man who started the poker boom and was one of the main catalysts for massive poker adoption. Chris Moneymaker agreed...

Oct 30 2021

Will Kassouf Poker Journey: The Undisputed Master of Speech Play?

Oct 30 2021 Published at MyPokerCoaching under tags  players

The poker world is full of different characters. You have strong, silent types like Phil Ivey, who take the good and the bad, barely moving a muscle. Then there are the likes of Phil Hellmuth who complain about almost every hand, whether they win or lose. And then there is Will Kassouf, a one-of-a-kind character whose “speech play” routine has...

Oct 23 2021

Jennifer Tilly Poker Journey: From Hollywood to Las Vegas

Oct 23 2021 Published at MyPokerCoaching under tags  players

When we talk about successful poker players, quite a few of them came from humble backgrounds and only made a name for themselves at the green felt. That could hardly be said for Jennifer Tilly, who was famous way before she became a poker player but found a new passion in the game to go hand in hand with her acting prowess. A...

Oct 16 2021

Justin Bonomo Poker Journey: From Online Poker to High Stakes Live Games

Oct 16 2021 Published at MyPokerCoaching under tags  players

Justin Bonomo’s poker career started back in 2005 when he was just 19 years old. The young American pro was playing online under the nickname ZeeJustin when he made his first notable live poker appearance at the EPT Deauville in France that year. The 19-year-old entered the tournament with hopes and dreams and finished it in fourth place, just shy of the ultimate...

Oct 09 2021

Vanessa Rousso Poker Journey: Lady Maverick On and Off the Felt

Oct 09 2021 Published at MyPokerCoaching under tags  players

Born in White Plains, New York, Vanessa Rousso is one of the most famous and successful women in the world of poker as a whole, with great success in both tournaments and cash games over the years. Rousso’s first encounters with the game came during her time at the college, and her interest in poker only grew after years she spent...

Oct 02 2021

David “Chino” Rheem Poker Journey: The Controversy and Poker Greatness

Oct 02 2021 Published at MyPokerCoaching under tags  players

With a streak of amazing poker results stretching for nearly two decades and a reputation of somewhat of a misfit, David Rheem is certainly one of the most interesting and controversial characters we have seen in the poker world. The Los Angeles native got his start in poker alongside other poker legends such as the brothers Michael and Robert Mizrachi and was close...

Sep 25 2021

Marle Cordeiro Poker Journey – Battling Variance With Spicy Jokes

Sep 25 2021 Published at MyPokerCoaching under tags  players

Being successful in the poker world as a woman is not an easy feat, and being great at the game as a millennial female is something even fewer have pulled off. Marle Cordeiro is one of the few well-known ladies of the poker world who were born in the 1990s and who actually have what it takes to compete at reasonable levels of...

Sep 18 2021

Barry Greenstein Poker Journey – The Making of a Poker Legend

Sep 18 2021 Published at MyPokerCoaching under tags  players

The lives of poker players are anything but dull, with people spanning from all walks of life, skill sets, and techniques coming together at the tables to compete with one another. Barry Greenstein is an extremely talented professional who uses his analytical approach to play, which made him a dangerous competitor to his opponents and won him lots of money and recognition in...

Sep 11 2021

Rick Salomon Poker Story: Hollywood Hotshot & One of World’s Scariest Cash Players

Sep 11 2021 Published at MyPokerCoaching under tags  players

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