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A Couple of of Poker’s Charming Pros

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Literally millions and millions of people strive to be the next "huge thing" in poker, but here is a short list of 4 of the more noteworthy "nice guys" of the game. Granted "nice" is associated with their names when you are playing them it is "no more Mr. Nice guy" until they have put you out of the competition!

Daniel Negreanu

In Two Thousand and Four, his tourney earnings amounted to in the region of $4.4 million and he came away with two highly respected awards in the World Series of Poker Player of the Year and Cardplayer Magazine’s Tournament Player of the Year. In February 2006 he was chosen Card Player’s Favourite Poker Player. Daniel still has the humility to speak with his fans about how they could boost their own game.

Howard Lederer

Known as "The Professor" and sibling of fellow poker professional Annie Duke. His achievements have allowed him to make an instructional video called "Secrets of No Limit Hold’em" and also hosting a tournament poker show for Fox TV. As of 2005, his total life time winnings exceed $2.7 million.

Scotty Nguyen

Scotty is one of the busiest players in professional poker and from 2000 to 2004 he finished in the money in more than 100 competitions. He’s noted for saying "yeah baby" during poker games and also coined the term "that’s poker baby" when alluding to a especially bad defeat. As of 2006, his life time earnings are almost $6 million.

Chris Ferguson

Chris has captured five WSOP titles with two of his successes happening in Two Thousand and Three. Has the nickname "Jesus" as a result of his characteristic long hair and beard, and is able to toss cards quick enough to cut through pickles and bananas. As of Two Thousand and Five his total poker tourney winnings exceeded five million dollars.

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