Poker News: 7 Interesting Facts about the Best Poker Professionals

A lot of people think that poker professionals are just lucky. But behind every hundred hours of hard work, periods of despair, ups and downs we don’t know about. We suggest a little bit of a mystery about some the best poker players.

Antonio Esfandiari Professional Poker Player

Ilari Sahamies
It turns out that the famous pro from Finland learned to win long before getting to know poker. From an early age, Ilari was involved in sports, including wrestling, soccer, diving, basketball, and also billiards, and managed to win a pair of youth championships.

Greg Raymer
He is recognized for his fun glasses and his love for fossil remains. Before Raymer was able to demonstrate an unprecedented take-off at the 2004 WSOP, he was a successful and highly paid lawyer. He even worked for such a giant in the pharmaceutical industry as Pfizer.

Mike Matusow
Mike Matusow has a nasty story. We know about winning the WSOP bracelet 4 times. But few people remember the poker scandals with his involvement in the 2000s. It turns out that at that time Matusow was addicted to drugs. He ended up in sales and storage, but with a good lawyer in 2003, he only stayed for 6 months.

Antonio Esfandiari
Imagine Magician was born in Iran, a country where cards are generally banned. But when the future Big One for One Drop champion turned 9, the family moved to San Jose. The capture of cards began with tricks, and his poker career with an invitation to a Hold’em tournament.

Sam Trickett
There are no WSOP bracelets in this British poker genius, but there are almost 20 million tournament winnings. In the past, he was a professional football player but interrupted his successful career due to a knee injury.

Jeniffer Harman
The pretty poker woman, one of the most fragile and successful women in the field, has won a pair of WSOP gold bracelets and can be proud of other enviable trophies. But she has to overcome difficulties not only in sports. Jenny had a kidney transplant twice.

Shannon Elizabeth
The beauty often appears in the casino of Las Vegas and skillfully enjoys its attractiveness. Still, the actress and model in the past, the star of the comedy “American Pie” certainly pay attention.

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