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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.


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


Avi Freedman 
Avi is from Philadelphia where he works his day job with Akamai Technologies.


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.


Dan Harrington 
Dan Harrington is a legend. He was born in Cambridge, Mass and went to law school at Suffolk University. Dan first broke into the poker scene in 1987 when he entered the WSOP Main Event and came in 6th place. In 1995 he won the WSOP Main Event and made the final table in 2003 and 2004. Dan is a bankruptcy attorney, a poker player, a master chess and domino champion, and a writer. His “Harrington on Hold’em” tournament books are absolutely essential to anyone who takes poker seriously. Dan has earned over $4.8 Million Dollars in tournament wins.


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”.


Lee Markholt 
Lee is a professional poker player from Tacoma, Washington. He once made his living as a professional bull rider.


Kido Pham 
Kido is a professional poker player from Viet Nam. Kido honed his skills playing in private games throughout Dallas, where he lives with his wife. When he isn't playing poker, Kido helps his wife run her dental office.


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.


David Williams 
David finished second in the 2004 WSOP Main Event, winning 3.5 million dollars. He is an active World Poker Tour Professional "Young Guns" and has been featured in Playboy and ALL IN Magazines as the Future of Poker.

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