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List of famous male professional poker players, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male professional poker players list contains the most prominent and top males known for being professional poker players. There are thousand of males working as professional poker players in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic professional poker players have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a professional poker player then the people below should give you inspiration.

A list made up of people like Paul Magriel and Russ Hamilton.

While this isn't a list of all male professional poker players, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male professional poker players?" and "Who are the best male professional poker players?"
Jean-Robert Bellande is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Male Professional Poker Players
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Jean-Robert F. Bellande is an American nightclub owner, promoter, poker player and reality TV contestant. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 47

Birthplace: Long Island, New York, USA

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Antonio Esfandiari is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male Professional Poker Players
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Antonio "The Magician" Esfandiari, born Amir Esfandiari, is a professional poker player and former professional magician, known for his elaborate chip tricks. Esfandiari is the face of the United States' first legal and regulated online poker site, Ultimate Poker. In addition to appearing on several poker television shows, he has won two World Poker Tour championships and three World Series of Poker bracelets in his career, including the "Big One for One Drop" in 2012, a $1,000,000 buy-in tournament benefiting the One Drop Foundation. By winning the event, along with the largest cash prize in the history of poker at $18,346,673, Esfandiari has been ranked number one for all-time tournament ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 39

Birthplace: Tehran, Iran

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Sam Farha is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male Professional Poker Players
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Ihsan "Sam" Farha is a professional poker player. He is best known for finishing as runner up in the World Series of Poker main event in 2003 and has won three bracelets at the WSOP. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 59

Birthplace: Beirut, Lebanon

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Patri Friedman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male Professional Poker Players
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Patri Friedman is an American libertarian activist and theorist of political economy. He founded the nonprofit Seasteading Institute, which explores the creation of sovereign ocean colonies. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 41

Birthplace: USA, Virginia, Blacksburg

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