Roland de Wolfe Roland de Wolfe has only been playing poker for three years. Before he played, he followed many poker tournaments a journalist for a British gambling magazine, “Inside Edge”. After winning first prize in the Gutshot Poker Festival, he went on to make a money finish in the $1,000 No Limit event of the 2005 World Series of Poker. In the summer of 2005 when he claimed the World Poker Tour Grand Prix de Paris title he knew he could be a professional.
In April of 2006 Roland finished third out of 605 runners in at the WPT $25,000 Championship event at the Bellagio. To date, his career earnings from live tournaments have accumulated to about $1,800,000.
Matt Gianetti Matt Gianetti dropped out of UT where he was studying electrical engineering to play professional poker. Gianetti first started playing poker in January of 2004 after reading many books and studying the odds and strategies of playing poker.
Matt takes his career very seriously, playing up to 70 hours each week either online or live in Las Vegas casinos.
Mike Matusow Mike Matusow was born in Los Angeles, CA. Competitive by nature, Mike was always seen building race cars, shooting pool, and bowling. He spent a period of time working as a poker dealer. He used the opportunity to analyz the hands that he dealt. When he felt confident enough in his skills, he entered a small tournament and won. Matusow then entered more small tournaments and found his bankroll growing.
Mike is now considered to be one of the best and loudest professional poker players in this generation. TV crews usually gravitate to Matusow as his larger than life personality is always entertaining to watch.
Nenad Medic Nenad Medic originally from Niagra Falls ONT, Nenad is a professional poker player with some impressive tournament wins under his belt including the 2006 World Poker Finals.
Danny Pugliese Danny Pugliese was born in Brooklyn NY. He has been playing poker since his teens. Now a resident of NoHo, Danny spends time at the tables in Los Angeles’ Commerce Casino and playing in Las Vegas tournaments.
Cyndy Violette Cyndy Violette was born in Queens, New York, and moved to Las Vegas with her family when she was 12 years old. As a child, she was introduced by her uncle to kitchen-table poker. She began her career as a lot of players do; working as a dealer. In 1984 she took her bankroll and entered a stud tournament. She took the title, winning a huge payout.
In 2004 Cyndy achieved one of her dreams, winning the 7 card stud high-low tournament of the World Series of Poker. In the 2005 World Series of Poker Tournament she made three final tables, and six cashes total.
Thomas Wahlroos Thomas Wahlroos from Finland – professional poker player who has won over $500,000 in tournament cashes alone