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Tex Barch 
John "Tex" Barch is a businessman and professional poker player from McKinney, Texas. He finished third in the 2005 WSOP main event. Barch is also the owner of Big Johnson's Beer Garden Bar near his home in Texas. He has a business degree from the University of Montana, and is married with two children.


Bob Bright 
Bob Bright earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and then spent several years as an executive for Johns-Manville Corporation. In 1974 he quit his job, packed up family, and moved to Las Vegas. His dream was to become a Professional Blackjack Card Counter. In the next 3-4 years he earned significant amounts from the casinos which resulted in him being “barred” from many venues. He then joined the Pacific Stock Exchange and began trading computer modeled option strategies (many of which he designed himself from his blackjack math models). Today, Bob is a well respected man of the finance world. He owns a very profitable trading company and employs several well known poker pros. He considers himself a student of the game of poker and loves to play against the best players in the world.


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


Hoyt Corkins 
Hoyt learned to play poker during after school session with his father. Hoyt’s credits his father’s "no fear" style as the single thing that helped him win a 1992 World Series of Poker Championship in Pot-Limit Omaha. After his win, Hoyt left the game of poker. He returned to his native Alabama and raised cattle. He remained absent from the tables until the early 2000’s, when he finally resurfaced and quickly re-established himself as an elite professional. Hoyt’s passions are poker and his cattle. He lives his life between his home in Vegas and his ranch in Alabama. He also enjoys public speaking at Corporate Events.


Layne Flack 
Layne is a professional poker player who has made several noticeable finishes at the WSOP, including winning 5 bracelets. He got the nickname "Back to Back Flack" after winning two consecutive WSOP events in 2002.


Phil Galfond 
Professional poker player from Gaithersburg, MD.


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.


Tony Korfman 
Mr. Korfman has held executive posts at various hotel and casinos including Gold Strike Inn & Casino in Boulder City, Western Village in Mesquite, Nevada, the Hilton Hotel, the Dunes Hotel, and the Flamingo Hilton. He has written numerous books on the subject of gambling including “Poker: Playing to Win” and “Tournaments, Cash Games and Embarrassing Social Gas”.


Adam Richardson 
Adam was born in New Orleans, Louisiana and grew up California. He made a name for himself in the poker world with a final table finish at the 2005 WPT Legends of Poker playing in a field of 839 entrants. In addition to playing poker, Richardson owns three technology startup companies and invests in real estate.


Kasey Thompson 
Kasey is a professional poker player and the publisher of "All In" magazine.

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