4 of Poker’s Nice Guys

Literally countless of individuals want to be the next "big thing" in poker, but here is a short list of four of the more famous "great players" of poker. Even though "nice" is associated with their names when you are at a poker table it is "no more Mr. Nice guy" up until they have removed you out of the game!

Daniel Negreanu

In Two Thousand and Four, his tournament earnings amounted to more than $4.4 million and he captured 2 immensely respected awards in the WSOP Player of the Year and Cardplayer Magazine’s Tournament Player of the Year. In February 2006 he was appointed Card Player’s Favourite Poker Player. He even still has the humility to speak with his fans about how they might boost their own game.

Howard Lederer

Known as "The Professor" and sibling of fellow poker professional Annie Duke. His accomplishments have lead to him making an educational poker video called "Secrets of No Limit Hold’em" and co hosting a tournament poker show for Fox TV. As of 2005, his complete life time winnings exceed $2.7 million.

Scotty Nguyen

Scotty is one of the busiest players in professional poker and from 2000 and Two Thousand and Four he ranked in the money in well over 100 tournaments. He’s noted for saying "yeah baby" throughout poker matches and also credited with the phrase "that’s poker baby" when referring to a exceptionally bad loss. As of 2006, his career winnings are almost $6 million.

Chris Ferguson

Chris has earned 5 World Series of Poker titles with two of his wins coming in 2003. Has the nickname "Jesus" as a result of his trademark long hair and beard, and is able to throw cards fast enough to cut through bananas and pickles. As of Two Thousand and Five his total live poker tournament earnings exceeded $5 million.

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