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In this section, you'll find short biographies of several professional poker players or people who have made their mark on the poker world.

You'll see dozens of players who have left their mark on poker in their own way. For each player, you'll find a card with their basic information, such as date of birth, pseudonym, nationality and place of birth. You can also read a mini bio about each person. The bios don't pretend to be exhaustive, but they will give you an insight into the highlights of each person's career and why that person is important in the poker world. The majority of the players on this list are still active, but some are no longer, including the late Doyle 'Texas Dolly' Brunson, who passed away in May 2023. His name is on this list because he will forever be a legend in the poker world. He was one of poker's first celebrities. It was he who said at the time, "Give me the position and I'll win every poker tournament".

At the bottom of these biographies, for most players, you can watch a series of videos featuring these people. It's worth noting that if someone's name is listed here, it's because they've left their mark on poker in their own way. Some have excelled in cash games, others in tournaments, some are in the Poker Hall of Fame, others have helped to popularise poker. Many of these names have unusual stories. You can probably read these biographies like a good novel, to increase your knowledge of the world of poker while keeping yourself entertained. These stories are also inspiring, as many of them have made incredible achievements despite their young age.

Adrian Mateos Adrian Mateos Amadi_17 See
Andrew Robl Andrew Robl See
Annie Duke Annie Duke The Duchess of Poker See
Antanas Guoga Antanas Guoga Tony G See
Antonio Esfandiari Antonio Esfandiari The Magician See
Barry Greenstein Barry Greenstein The Robin Hood of Poker See
Ben Lamb Ben Lamb Benba See
Benny Spindler Benny Spindler psychobenny See
Bertrand Grospellier Bertrand Grospellier Elky See
Brian Rast Brian Rast tsarRast See
Bruno Lopes Bruno Lopes Kool Shen See
Chris Ferguson Chris Ferguson Jesus See
Chris Moneymaker Chris Moneymaker See
Cliff Josephy Cliff Josephy JohnnyBax See
Dan Smith Dan Smith King Dan See
Daniel Negreanu Daniel Negreanu KidPoker See
David Benyamine David Benyamine MR B 2 U SON See
Davidi Kitai Davidi Kitai Kitbul See
Dominik Nitsche Dominik Nitsche Bounatirou See
Doyle Brunson Doyle Brunson Texas Dolly See
Erik Seidel Erik Seidel Sly See
Faraz Jaka Faraz Jaka The Toilet See
Fedor Holz Fedor Holz Fedor_Holz See
Gaëlle Baumann Gaëlle Baumann O RLY See
Gregory Merson Gregory Merson gregy20723 See
Gus Hansen Gus Hansen The Great Dane See
Humberto Brenes Humberto Brenes The Shark See
Isaac Haxton Isaac Haxton philivey2694 See
Jake Cody Jake Cody jakecody See
James Obst Andy McLEOD See
Jason Mercier Jason Mercier J-Merc See
Jennifer Harman Jennifer Harman See
Joe Hachem Joe Hachem Diamond Joe See
Johan Guilbert Johan Guilbert Yoh Viral See
John Juanda John Juanda JJ, Luckbox See
Johnny Chan Johnny Chan Orient(al) Express See
Julien Martini Julien Martini See
Justin Bonomo Justin Bonomo ZeeJustin See
Koray Aldemir Koray Aldemir See
Léo Lombardozzi Léo Lombardozzi Ya 2 ecoles See
Liv Boeree Liv Boeree Iron Maiden See
Maria Ho Maria Ho See
Martin Jacobson Martin Jacobson M.nosbocaJ See
Marvin Rettenmaier Marvin Rettenmaier See
Michael Mizrachi Michael Mizrachi The Grinder See
Mike Sexton Mike Sexton The Ambassador of Poker See
Patrick Bruel P14B See
Patrik Antonius Patrik Antonius Adonis See
Phil Hellmuth Phil Hellmuth The Poker Brat See
Phil Ivey Phil Ivey The Tiger Woods of Poker See
Phil Laak Phil Laak Unabomber See
Pierre Calamusa Pierre Calamusa LeVietF0u See
Ryan Riess Ryan Riess Riess the Beast See
Scotty Nguyen Scotty Nguyen The Prince of Poker See
Sean Winter Sean Winter nolez7 See
Shannon Shorr Shannon Shorr BLUFFforRENT See
Stephen Chidwick Stephen Chidwick stevie444 See
Steve O'Dwyer Steve O'Dwyer MrTimCaum See
Tom Dwan Tom Dwan Durrrr See
Vanessa Rousso Vanessa Rousso Lady Maverick See
Vanessa Selbst Vanessa Selbst See
Viktor Blom Viktor Blom Isildur1 See
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