Brandon Adams Brandon Adams is the author of Broke: A Poker Novel and the coauthor (with Brian Finn) of The Story of Behavioral Finance. He's a regular in high-stakes cash games. He made the final table of the 2005 Tournament of Champions and the 2006 $10k Circuit Event in Tunica.
Brandon is a doctoral student at Harvard. He teaches a popular course in behavioral finance to Harvard undergraduates. He's a regular columnist for Bluff Magazine.
Chad Brown Chad Brown began his poker career at the age of 15, playing in Italian cafes in the Bronx, New York. In 1990, he moved to L.A. with dreams of becoming an actor. Fully prepared to find employment as a bartender or waiter, Chad was pleased to discover the various legal poker rooms in southern California. He was quickly making a very comfortable living playing cash games and discovering a knack for tournaments. His various poker successes to lead him down an unexpected path to fame and fortune.
Chad has proven himself a top player among poker professionals. His cashes in tournaments alone exceed $1.6 million. In 2002 he won the Bellagio Five-Diamond World Poker Classic stud eight-or-better event. In 2004 he won the L.A. Poker Classic stud tournament, and later that year placed second in the World Series of Poker seven-card stud event.
Todd Brunson Todd Brunson is the son of poker legend Doyle Brunson. After spending three years studying law at Texas Tech, Todd announced to his family that he was dropping out to become a poker player. At 21 Todd won his first big tournament, proving that he had the skills to play on a professional level. He won his first WSOP bracelet in 2005
Todd's dominance in stud eight-or-better led his legendary father to select him to write that section of his book Super System II. He lives in Las Vegas, NV with his wife
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.
Clonie Gowan Clonie was born Cycalona Gowan , an unusual name inspired because she was born during a tropical storm. She was raised in Oklahoma and it was there that she won the Miss Teen McAlester Crown at 15. Clonie worked as a travel agent until she found she was making more money at the poker tables. In 2002 she finished 10th at the WPT Costa Rica event. In 2003 she won the WPT Women’s Tournament. Clonie plays a lot of online poker, and is very involved with Full Tilt poker.
Clonie is very active in the poker world. She teaches basic tournament strategy, writes a regular Q&A; column in Bluff Magazine and is a member of the board of directors of the United States Poker Association. She is also writing a book “Good Girls Do Make The Final Table”.
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.
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Vanessa Rousso In 2001, Vanessa graduated Valedictorian of her high school in Wellington, Florida, She accepted a scholarship to attend Duke University and graduated with honors after only two and a half years. She earned a bachelors degree with a major in economics and a minor in political science. While at Duke, her studies in economics focused heavily on game theory, to which she attributes much of her poker playing success.
In one year of play on the WSOP and WPT circuits, Vanessa has risen through the ranks to become one of the top-five ranked women this year and one of the top-twenty female money earners of all time. She has made four final tables on the circuits, and at twenty-two she became the youngest woman to final table in a WSOP circuit event.
Kenny Tran Kenny is a professional poker player, well respected in the cash game circuit. He usually plays in Los Angeles at Commerce.
Thomas Wahlroos Thomas Wahlroos from Finland – professional poker player who has won over $500,000 in tournament cashes alone