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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.


Doyle Brunson 
Doyle Brunson is quite possily the greatest poker player in the world. His books "Super System," and “Super Systems II” are cited as the poker 101 handbook. Doyle was born in Longworth, Texas. He played basketball, baseball, and ran track in high school. The NBA’s (then Minneapolis) Lakers showed great interest in Doyle until he snapped his knee in two places. In order to keep his competitive nature satisfied, Doyle began to play poker. His contributions in the poker community are staggering and some claim that if it wasn’t for his dedication, the WSOP would not have made it through its early days. Check out his website at www.Doylesroom.net


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.


Barry Greenstein 
Barry Greenstein Bio: Barry Greenstein is one of the best professional poker players in the world. He learned to play at home from his father and has been a student of the game for most of his life. Barry exhibits a quiet, unassuming persona and playes a very methodical game. He is among the most respected players in professional circles. Barry has won two $1 million plus tournaments in less than a year, and donates every penny of his tournament winnings to various children’s charities. Barry also contributed to Doyle Brunson's book "Super System 2"


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.


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.


Tom Schneider 
Tom is a business man and a poker player. He has recently published a book "Oops! I Won Too Much Money: Winning Wisdom from the Boardroom to the Poker Table". Tom is from Pheonix AZ.


Gabriel Thaler 
Gabriel Thaler is a professional poker player. Originally from California’s beautiful coastal city of Carmel, Gabriel now lives in Las Vegas. He has made one final table at the WSOP and has finished in the money at the WSOP six times.


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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