Joe Awada Former juggler on tour with the Harlem Globetrotters, Joe has become a well known poker star! He has a WSOP bracelet and a number of prostegious cashes.
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.
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.
Avi Freedman Avi is from Philadelphia where he works his day job with Akamai Technologies.
Phil Galfond Professional poker player from Gaithersburg, MD.
Lee Markholt Lee is a professional poker player from Tacoma, Washington. He once made his living as a professional bull rider.
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.
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.