Can You Name All of These Pro Poker Players from an Image?

By: Kennita
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If you've ever played poker, you'd know that it is a mix of three things: skill, strategy and a healthy dose of gambling luck. You know that you have to make bets based on what is hidden and what cards the other players carry, which is no easy task, especially if you're a professional. Of course, the game varies based on who plays it and how many cards are dealt to each player, but the basic rules remain the same. And the pros in our quiz know it.

Do you know who Stephen Chidwick is? You know, the guy who has managed to win more than eleven million dollars at casinos? Or what about Hafiz Khan? He recently won the 2018 World Series of Poker Circuit Thunder Valley. And do you know the Frenchman Benjamin Pollak? He's also managed to win big (over eight million dollars) at casinos and was once ranked 25th in the world. 

So if you're a fan of the game as an amateur, if you love watching the pros play it on television or if you were a pro yourself, take this quiz to see if you can identify who is blowing up the poker world right now.

A former illegal game player, Doyle Brunson has played poker for more than fifty years. He was the first player to earn one million dollars in tournaments.

Best known for being the latecomer, Phillip Hellmuth Jr., nicknamed "the poker brat," has won a remarkable fourteen World Series of Poker bracelets.

An American poker player, Christopher "Jesus" Ferguson was accused of running an online fraud site in 2011. He made away with millions in customers' money.

A member of the poker hall of fame, Dan Harrington is best known for his win at the 1995 World Series of Poker Main Event.

Best-known for being the runner-up of the 2003 World Series of Poker Main Event, Ihsan Sam Farha moved to the United States from Lebanon after the Lebanese Civil War broke out.

One of the best online poker players, Hafiz Khan recently won the 2018 World Series of Poker Circuit Thunder Valley after taking a two-year break from playing.

Known online as Zee Justin, the American poker player Justin Bonomo was banned from many poker sites after he was caught cheating in 2006.

Jennifer Harman is one of three women to have ever won two World Series of Poker bracelets. Her first bracelet was won in a 2000 tournament after receiving coaching from Howard Lederer.

Considered the best poker player of 2014 - but known by many as one of the best 'readers' of all time - and known as "Kid Poker," Canadian-born Daniel Negreanu has won a total of six World Series of Poker bracelets.

The French player of Paris, France, Benjamin Pollak has won over eight million dollars and is ranked as the 25th player in the world.

Considered to be the world's best all-round player, Phil Ivey began playing poker as a teenager in Atlantic City, New Jersey, where he used a fake ID to start playing the game.

Born Amir Esfandiari in Iran, Antonio Esfandiari changed his name at the age of 19 to fit his dreams of becoming a professional magician, which he accomplished before going into poker.

Born in Dublin, Ireland, Philip Courtney Laak is a World Poker Tour champion. He was once roommates with poker player Antonia Esfandiari.

A poker hall of fame inductee, Eric Seidel was previously a stock exchange trader from New York City.

Born in Deal, the United Kingdom in 1989, Stephen Chidwick has won more than eleven million dollars in casino winnings.

Born in Guangzhou, China, Johnny Chan dropped out of the University of Houston and moved to Las Vegas to begin gambling.

Olivia Boeree was born in Kent, England and is the only female poker player to be a champion of both the World Series of Poker and European Poker Tour.

Vietnam-born prince of poker, Thuan B Scotty Nguyen began playing poker at a very young age. In fact, he was expelled from high school in the United States for playing in underground games.

A former Boston University student, Thomas Dwan Jr. goes by the online name "durrrr." He is known to have had several losses.

The Robin Hood of poker, Barry Greenstein of Chicago, Illinois was known for donating his poker earnings to charities.

Born in Florida, Jason Mercier was ranked the number one poker player by ESPN and the Global Poker Index.

Older brother to poker player Annie Duke, Howard Lederer was nicknamed "the professor" for his contributions to poker in the form of books.

Michael Mutasow began playing poker in the early 1990s and is best known for trash-talking during poker games, for which he was nicknamed "the mouth."

Indonesian born, John Juanda moved to the United States in 1990 to further his education at Oklahoma State University. He currently holds five World Series of Poker bracelets.

A Cornell University graduate, Olivier Busquet, a New Yorker, plays poker both online and in live tournaments.

Considered by many to be the world's best female poker player, New Yorker Vanessa Selbst has won three World Series of Poker bracelets and over $11 million in live tournaments.

Born in Berlin, Germany, the European poker player Ole Schemion won his first poker tournament at the young age of 19.

Also known as Felipe Mojave, Felipe Ramos grew up in Sao Caetano, Brazil, where he studied business administration before becoming a poker player.

Born in 1964 in New York, professional poker player Ted Forrest has won five World Series of Poker bracelets.

Owing his popularity to his win of the Main Event in the 2012 World Series of Poker, Gregory Merson is a former drug addict.

Daniel Colman is primarily an online poker player who is best-known for defeating Daniel Negreanu for one of the largest prizes to be paid out in poker.

Born in London, England, Victoria Mitchell is not only a professional poker player but also a journalist for The Observer.

Born Annand Mahendra Victor Ramdin in Georgetown, Guyana, this professional poker player began playing poker in 2002.

Phillip Gordon is a graduate of Georgia Tech, where he studied computer science. He then became employed in the technology industry where he made a fortune before retiring to play poker.

Originating in Belgium, Michael Gathy was a former medical student who learned to play poker online.

Also known the "Clever Piggy," Allen Cunningham began playing poker at age 18 at Indian casinos after dropping out of university.

Russian-born Mike Gorodinsky has won two World Series of Poker bracelets. He won his first in 2013 and second in 2015.

Considered a semi-professional poker player, Daniel Shak started playing poker in 2004 and almost won his first bracelet in 2010.

A citizen of both the United States and France, Vanessa Rousso, although not a current active poker player, ranks as one of the best female poker players in history.

Born in Indiana, four-time winner of a World Series of Poker bracelet, Tom Schneider worked as a certified public accountant before becoming a poker player.

Born in Helsinki, Finland and nicknamed Zimmund, Ilari Sahamies began playing poker at age 15 in live tournaments before moving to online games.

Benjamin Lamb began his poker career in 2004 and has since won one World Series of Poker bracelet and the title of 2011 Player of the Year award from Card Player.

After fleeing Vietnam in the 1970s, Chau Giang became a chef in Florida before moving to Las Vegas (aka Sin City) where he became a professional poker player.

Born in Illinois and raised in Tennessee, Frank Kassela has won three World Series of Poker bracelets to date.

Jean-Robert "Bobby" Bellande was born to Haitian parents in New York in 1970. Besides being a poker player, he is also an entrepreneur and reality TV actor.

One of the highest-ranked online players, North Carolina-born Jon Turner gained interest in poker while studying computer science at North Carolina State University.

Born in Guelph, Ontario, Gavin Smith learned to play poker by playing rummy with his father. He started his own poker club in 1998.

A strictly high roller tournament player, Fedor Holz won his first World Series of Poker bracelet in 2016 at 23.

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