Player Profiles (40 Articles)



Erik Seidel: High Roller Machine

Erik Seidel has made another High Roller final table, continuing the impressive streak that he has been on for the last 2 1/2 years in High Roller events.

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Washington Post Runs Article on Steven "Zugwat" Silverman

Online cash game player Steven Silverman, who is also known as Zugwat, is featured in a Washington Post article that is due out this weekend.

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Who is "__FullFlush1__" on Full Tilt Poker?

Who is __FullFlush1__ on Full Tilt Poker? Where did he come from? Who does this account belong to on Full Tilt Poker?

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Guy Laliberte: The Engine of the High-Stakes Economy on Full Tilt Poker

Guy Laliberte had a rough year on Full Tilt Poker in 2008. He dropped millions upon millions of dollars to the likes of Phil Ivey, Tom Dwan and Phil Galfond. Just how much did he lose? Find out how.

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Scotty Nguyen's Greatest Televised Moments

Four of Scotty Nguyen's greatest televised moments. Includes his Oscar-worthy performance in "The Big Blind".

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Who is "Jimmie23" on Full Tilt Poker?

If you've been railing some of the high-stakes No Limit Hold'em cash games on Full Tilt Poker as of late, then you have probably seen "Jimmie23" playing (and usually doing extremely well). "Jimmie23" ...

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Allen Cunningham: Most Under-Rated Tournament Player in the World?

Allen Cunningham took down yet another big score today when he won the WSOP Circuit event at Caesars Palace. Cunningham took down the first place prize of $499k after coming from behind and beating Be...

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Whatever Happened to "TexasLimitKing" on Full Tilt Poker?

"TexasLimitKing" became an almost mythical figure on Full Tilt Poker. He seemingly came out of nowhere to play some of the best limit hold'em players in the world at nosebleed stakes. He battled the l...

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Tom "Durrrr / Hold_emNL" Dwan: One of Online Poker's Toughest Opponents

Tom Dwan plays under several different aliases. He is best known as "durrrr" on Full Tilt Poker, but he also puts in some hours on Pokerstars as "Hold_emNL." If you ask many of his opponents the...

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WestmenloAA, aka MJorgenson13 - The Most Talented Overall Poker Player Online Today?

It's not too often that you find someone who is not only a great tournament player online, but also a great cash game player. Normally it is either one or the other; you are either a great cash game p...

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Chris "Genius28" Lee: Taking On All Comers

You have to respect "Genius28." Most high limit cash game players in this day and age are very careful about who they will play against. If they don't feel like they have a big edge on their oppone...

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Is Chad "M8kingMoves" Batista the Best Online Tournament Player Ever?

This question is sure to draw some strong responses. I am not sure if I can think of an online poker player who is more polarizing than Chad Batista. People seem to really love him or really hate h...

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BKiCe - Taking the Online Poker World By Storm

BKiCe is slowly moving up the ranks of the best online tournament players in the world. On Pocketfives.com, BKiCe is currently the 95th ranked tournament player in the world; if he keeps playing the w...

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Who is KaiBuxxe on FTP / RealAndyBeal on Pokerstars?

As you can tell by the title of this article, it's the same person. KaiBuxxe is absolutely destroying the Pot Limit Omaha games on Full Tilt Poker. And when I say destroying, I mean, complete and u...

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Who is Ziigmund on Full Tilt Poker?

Click Here To Play with Ziigmund And Receive a Bonus Of Up to $600! (US Friendly) If you like to watch the high stak...

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Who is SBRugby?

SBRugby. AKA Aba20. AKA Moneyhungryhoe. Who is the player behind these aliases that seem to be causing mass destruction in the high limit games on both Full Tilt Poker and Poker Stars?
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Who is Moneyhungryhoe?

There has been plenty of speculation as to who is playing under the "Moneyhungryhoe" alias on Full Tilt Poker. This name suddenly sprung up on Full Tilt, playing the highest limit games for both No...

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BodogAri: One of the Best Players Online

Whenever writing an article on BodogAri, there are two important things to note:

1) BodogAri is a hell of a poker player.

2) BodogAri smokes a lot of weed.

BodogAri is without...

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Johnny Lodden: The Norwegian Assassin

Johnny Lodden. The name brings fear to the hearts of many online cash game players. Johnny Lodden has been tearing up the online cash games for some time now, taking on any and all challengers. Joh...

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Ozzy87: A Force To Reckon With Online

If you have ever railed a high limit cash game online, you have probably seen Ozzy87 slugging it out. Ozzy87, aka Aurangzeb Sheikh, was born in Pakistan and currently lives in the US, destroying pe...

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LilHoldem954: Destroying the Tables With a Balling-Ass Grill

LilHoldem954, aka Chad Batista, is a fantastic poker player with a bit of a different history. For the longest time, Chad couldn't travel to poker tournaments because he was on parole after serving...

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Is Sbrugby aka Aba20 aka Brian Townsend Cruising for a Variance Bruising?

Brian Townsend has taken the online poker world by storm as of late. He literally came out of nowhere, playing the lowest level games online just a short year ago, and can now be seen duking it out...

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Annette_15: The Best Online Poker Player in the World?

Annette_15. In case you have been living under a rock somewhere, this is the Norwegian teenaged phenomenon that has been tearing up the online poker world. Not only is she a female player (which di...

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Gobboboy - The Real Deal with the Crazy Appeal

Ok, so maybe Gobboboy isn't as popular with the ladies as say, Eric Froelich. But his spot-on fashion sense (tie-dye is always in) and well-coiffed hairstyles are second to none. You could also say...

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Imper1um - Best Online Player Right Now?

Imper1um, AKA Sorel Mizzi. Hailing from Toronto, Canada. 20 years old. JJProdigy student. Is Imper1um the best player on the Net right now?

Imper1um is currently one of the top rates players...

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Jeff Madsen: Poker's Future Superstar

There were a few big stories in this year's World Series of Poker. The extremely strong play of Phil Hellmuth, which saw him capture his 10th World Series of Poker bracelet. The unbelievable crowds th...

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Gus Hansen: The Ultimate Risk-Taker

Gus Hansen, who recently just signed on to help promote Full Tilt Poker, is well-known as being one of the most aggressive and risk-taking players at the poker table. He is well-known for playing prac...

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Rizen: One of the Top 5 Players Online?

When you think of the top 5 tournament players online, you probably think of names like JohnnyBax, Brainwash, BelowAbove, Actionjeff, etc. etc. But there has been someone dominating online tournaments...

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BelowAbove: Best Rebuy Player Online?

You may read the title and say: What about Bax? What about BodogAri? What about Shaniac? These guys are always doing well in the $109 Rebuy on Stars. But let's look at the overall tournaments. Let's l...

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Eric123: Most Successful Online Player Ever

There are some awfully successful players that have made a ton of money online. JohnnyBax. Mahatma / Spirit Rock. Neverwin. But who's the most successful player ever since the advent of online poker? ...

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HoldemPhil: Best Heads Up NL SNG Player Online?

A few weeks ago, I laid out the case as to who I thought was the best heads up Limit Player online, and that person is Patrick Antonius (playing as I_Knockout_U and AllTheWomen.) This week, I would li...

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Shaniac: Dominating Online Tournaments

As I watched Shaniac polish off another final table tonight in the PokerStars $10 rebuy tournament (Shaniac took down $14k and absolutely dominated the final table, it wasn't even close), I started to...

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Gank Owns: Brett Jungblut is the Man

I decided to write up an article on someone who is not only a force in the online poker world, but also a force at the live tables: Brtt Jungblut, AKA Gank, AKA PurpleLungs. Next time you are bored, c...

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JohnnyBax: Best Online Player, Bar None

If you are an online poker player, then there is a good chance that you have heard of JohnnyBax. If you are an online poker player and play tournaments on PokerStars or big tournaments on other sites,...

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Patrick Antonius: Best Heads Up Player Online

You've heard of the "Corporation." A conglomerate of poker pros that combined their bankroll to take on self-made billionaire Andy Beal in a high-stake game of heads up Hold'em. The match was fairly b...

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Elky; Former Progamer Turned PokerStars Slayer

If you play any No Limit Hold'em on PokerStars (especially 3-6 No Limit Hold'em or tournaments with a buy-in higher than $50), you have no doubt run into Elky on the tables. You may know him from his ...

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Mike Matusow: A Lost Soul

You know the sad thing about Mike Matusow? You just knew that when he final tabled the World Series of Poker and won the Tournament of Champions that he was going to chunk off his new winnings. I reme...

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