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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.


Al Adler 
Al is a professional poker player from Bakersfield CA.


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.


Eric Cagelais 
Eric is a professional poker player from French Canada.


Eric Doerr 
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Phil Laak 
Phil "The Unibomber" Laak is one of the biggest poker stars in the world. He won the WPT Invitational in February 2004,has made two other WPT final tables since and in 2005, he acted as host and dealer for E!'s Hollywood Hold'em.


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.


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.


Jack Ross 
Nickname is The Clown Fish. His plan was to make everyone think he was a fish, but a few of the players called him a shark!


Antonio Salorio 
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Chris Smith 
Chris is a professional poker player from new York City, specializing in cash games. he spent most of our game day gloating over kicking Phil Laak's butt.


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.


Kenny Tran 
Kenny is a professional poker player, well respected in the cash game circuit. He usually plays in Los Angeles at Commerce.

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