Archive for December, 2010

How did Vanessa Rousso build her poker bankroll?

Friday, December 17th, 2010 | Poker Articles, Poker Bankroll Building, Poker Pro | 2 Comments

Poker hottie and sex symbol Vanessa Rousso was born in New York on February 5th 1983 and has dual citizenship in the U.S. and France. She graduated with honors from Duke University and later studied law in Miami and wanted to be a securities litigator. It held up until she discovered poker. Since her start as a professional poker player, Vanessa Rousso has earned more than 2500000 dollars in live tournament winnings which at the young age of 27 ranks her among the top 5 all time female money winners. Read more [...]

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How did Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier build his poker bankroll?

Friday, December 17th, 2010 | Poker Articles, Poker Bankroll Building, Poker Pro | No Comments

French poker pro Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier was born in France on the 8th of February, 1981. He currently resides in London. In his relatively short poker career he has become one of the most successful French poker player, doing well both in live tournaments - with a estimated total winnings of more than 6.1 million $ and on the online felt at PokerStars where he's a member of team PokerStars. I've not been able to find out where the nick "ElkY" originated from. Do you know? In this article Read more [...]

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How did Chris Ferguson build his poker bankroll?

Friday, December 17th, 2010 | Poker Articles, Poker Bankroll Building, Poker Pro | No Comments

I'm looking forward to write about how Chris Ferguson built his poker bankroll. Born on April 11, 1963 in Pacific Palisades, California, Christopher Philip Ferguson was destined to become quite the academic. Both parents have doctorate degrees in mathematics so it was no surprise when Ferguson followed a similarly academic field, earning himself a Ph.D in computer science, focusing on virtual network algorithms. But, despite holding this Ivey League degree, Ferguson chose another career path - that Read more [...]

How did Phil Hellmuth build his poker bankroll?

Friday, December 17th, 2010 | Poker Articles, Poker Bankroll Building, Poker Pro | No Comments

Did you ever wonder how Phil Hellmuth built his poker bankroll? In this article I will give you an overview of how Phil Hellmuth - aka The Poker Brat, The Madison Kid and the Joe McEnroe of Poker- has become one of the most famous poker pro players in the world along with a massive bankroll to his name. The nick "The Poker Brat" stems from Phil Hellmuth's infamous tendency to blow up when he suffers a bad beat or doesn't catch a break. The Poker Brat is also known for delivering some of the most Read more [...]

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How did Patrik Antonius build his poker bankroll?

Friday, December 17th, 2010 | Poker Articles, Poker Bankroll Building, Poker Pro | No Comments

Finnish professional poker player Patrik Antonius - aka "the Brad Pitt of poker", Luigi66369, CryMeRiver9, Finddagrind, I_knockout_U and try_hrdr_fish-  was born in Helsinki the 13th of December 1980. Since he started playing professional poker his poker bankroll has grown large enough to allow him to play in all the major live tournaments, the highest cash games on Full Tilt and live in Las vegas with his wife Maya and daughter Mila. In this post I will sum up how Patrik Antonius became one of Read more [...]

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Mike “the mouth” Matusow

Friday, December 17th, 2010 | Poker Articles, Poker Bankroll Building, Poker Pro | No Comments

I will soon write an article on poker pro Mike "the mouth" Matusow. One of the complaints that poker players have is that there are not as many characters playing the game as there once were. In years gone by there have been many eccentric poker players such as Amarillo Slim and Puggy Pearson but with more and more poker being played behind a computer monitor these type of players are dying out. That said one of poker's biggest characters in recent times is still going strong and should be playing Read more [...]

How did Joe Hachem build his poker bankroll?

Friday, December 17th, 2010 | Poker Articles, Poker Bankroll Building, Poker Pro | No Comments

Soon to come: How did Joe Hachem build his poker bankroll?

Michael “the grinder” Mizrachi

Friday, December 17th, 2010 | Poker Articles, Poker Bankroll Building, Poker Pro | No Comments

Soon to come: How did Michael "the grinder" Mizrachi become a poker pro? Michael Mizrachi is a 30-year old professional poker player who had one of the most turbulent years a poker players has ever had to endure. One minute there were rumours that he was completely flat-broke and then next he was making it to the final table of the World Series of Poker Main Event. In May 2010 he hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons when it was revealed that the Inland Revenue Services (IRS) in the United Read more [...]

Barry Greenstein

Friday, December 17th, 2010 | Poker Articles, Poker Bankroll Building, Poker Pro | No Comments

Soon to come: an article on how Barry Greenstein became known as the Robin Hood of poker. Born on December 30, 1954 in Chicago, Illinois, the parents of Barry Greenstein would have no idea that their son would one day become one of poker's legends but that is exactly how matters turned out. Greenstein is one of the most recognizable, popular, respected and also feared players in the modern game but he was not also a world beating poker player, far from it. Although Greenstein admitted in his Read more [...]

How did Doyle Brunson build his poker bankroll?

Friday, December 17th, 2010 | Poker Articles, Poker Bankroll Building, Poker Pro | No Comments

Doyle Brunson is the undisputed king of poker and still going strong at the age of 75. In this article I will give an overview on how Doyle "Texas Dolly" Brunson built his poker bankroll. Doyle Brunson was born in Longworth, Fisher County, Texas on August 10th 1933 as one of 3 children. In his younger years Texas Dolly was a talented athlete and basketball player until an accident during a summer job broke his leg in two places and put an end to his athletic aspirations. Instead, Brunson focused Read more [...]

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