Online Poker Pros – Internet Poker Professional
Poker Pros That Started Primarily Online
He was the biggest and youngest limit player online until he quit. Barry Greenstein quoted him as the best limit player to play online. He was a feared player 4-5 years ago, but has since not returned to the felt. He is a rare poker player in that he went out when he was on top of the poker world.
Brian Townsend was one of the top poker players at Full Tilt Poker dating up to 2 years ago, but since then he has not made a splash back into the high stakes no limit games. Since Full Tilt Poker shut down in 2011 Brian has yet to reemerge in the online poker or live poker world. In the past you could have seen Brian playing on episodes of high stakes poker tossing around bundles of cash. He was caught in a data mining violation that rumored to cost him $4-5 million.
Bryan Micon is a no limit holdem poker player. He eats sleeps and breathes the game of poker. There is nobody out there today that has the dedication that Bryan has shown. Since online poker shut down in 2011 in the United States Bryan has taken his game to the live poker scene. His most recent tournament scores include a 2nd place in January of 2012 for over $15,689 and a 1st place in November of 2011 for $15,499. Bryan Micon is one of those rare poker players who will stick with it when times get tough, and he has shown over time that his name should be up there with some of the best in the game today.
Carl Olson is still out there and well known in the poker world. He had a potentially deep run cut short at last year’s $10,000 buy-in main event when the deck ran out on him. He ended up finishing in 141st place and winning $54,851 for his efforts. Carl is a phenomenal poker player and you should look for him to make another deep run at future WSOP events.
Dustin Dirksen has faded in the poker world in the past few years, but he is a solid player of the past. His most recent tournament score was for $400,000 at the 2009 Caribbean Poker Adventure. Dustin is a solid tournament player and you should look for him in the next few years to have another good run.
Eric Haber is a solid tournament player that is still out there grinding away at the felt. He is older than most players who play online today, but he has since transitioned to the live felt in a big way. He has had two cashes at the Borgata Open events in Atlantic City in 2011. One was for $10,482 in the $3500 buy-in championship event in September and the other was for $5,420 in last year’s spring open. You should look for Eric in the future as he has been around for a long time and he is a very solid tournament player.
Eric Lynch was a name to know in 2006, and up to 2010 he was having success totaling almost $1,000,000 in total earnings, but since 2010 he hasn’t recorded any tournament wins or cashes. He is still playing poker, but with the up rise of tons of youngsters he seems to have taken to the business side at LockPoker.
John Dagostino is a poker player that has stood the test of time. He is still playing poker today and you could find him playing in tournaments and cash games. He hasn’t played online much in the past year or two as most players have cooled down since Black Friday, but he had some recent scores in 2011 including three cashes in last year world series of poker, along with a 59th place cash in the Borgata Open Championship event in Atlantic City.
Johnny Lodden is part of team Pokerstars and is a feared tournament player. He has had close to $1,000,000 in career earnings and has played poker for a long time. Johnny is a guy that can sit down at a poker table and dominate the table no matter what the stakes or game may be. Johnny has three cashes in 2012 in Pokerstars sponsored events and you should always look for him to break through with a big tournament score.
Johnny Bax is a well known guy in the poker world and is someone who has been known to back other poker players who he has felt has a lot of potential. Johnny is a guy that sees opportunities and takes them. He hasn’t recorded any recent tournament scores of his own, but I’m sure that he has backed some big tournament scores over the past year or two. When speaking of poker tournaments Johnny Bax is a guy that has played thousands of them, and you should always look out for his impeccable reading ability and skills on the felt. Since Black Friday he hasn’t shown any wins, but it is only a matter of time before he does.
Josh Field is a poker player that has been grinding away at the live felt since the shutdown of many United States poker sites. He recorded a number of smaller cashes in lower buy-in events and has over $400,000 in total profit in his poker career. You should look for Josh to win some big money soon as he certainly has the skill and dedication to get to the top.
One of the youngest online professionals and also known for the multitable cheating scandal but he is a great live poker player and has almost $3,000,000 in lifetime earnings.
Born and raised in Finland he was taken aboard by Marcel Luske and the Circle of Outlaws. Patrick Antonius is a fixture in live cash games all over the world. He has one millions of dollars in cash games over the past few years, and is very well known in the poker world. Patrick still currently plays poker every week wherever the biggest cash games in the world are.
A winner of a WSOP event. Prahlad Friedman is someone who lost out big time when Absolute Poker and Ultimate Bet shut down. He had thousands of dollars tied up in those two websites and his bankroll was crippled when they one day vanished from the poker world.
He has faded in the poker world, and is a player that some thought was going to be the next big thing. Watching Taylor play poker six or seven years ago you would have thought he was one of the best, but his results never followed the initial hype.
Tom Satori has only had one big score to date which was for over $300,000 way back in 2005. Since 2005, he has shown that this tournament score was more of a fluke rather than a skilled effort. With all of the young guns coming in to the poker world Tom is a player that faded over the years.
Vivek has played in the highest limit tournaments all over the world and profited almost $5,000,000. Vivek Rajkumar is a young Indian professional poker player that doesn’t look all that intimidating when sitting down at a table with him, but looks can be deceiving.