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List of famous professional poker players, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top professional poker players in the world? This includes the most prominent professional poker players, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable professional poker players is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic professional poker players were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned professional poker players.

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From reputable, prominent, and well known professional poker players to the lesser known professional poker players of today, these are some of the best professionals in the professional poker player field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous professional poker players ever?" and "What are the names of famous professional poker players?" then you're in the right place. (74 items)

Shannon Elizabeth is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Professional Poker Players
Shannon Elizabeth Shannon Elizabeth Fadal, known professionally as Shannon Elizabeth, is an American actress and former fashion model. Elizabeth is well known for her roles in comedy films such as American Pie, ...more

Ben Affleck is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Professional Poker Players
Ben Affleck Benjamin Géza Affleck-Boldt, better known as Ben Affleck, is an American actor and filmmaker. Throughout his career, he has won two Academy Awards and three Golden Globe Awards. Affleck ...more

Kelly Hu is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Professional Poker Players
Kelly Hu Kelly Ann Hu is an American actress, voice artist and former fashion model. She was Miss Teen USA 1985 and Miss Hawaii USA 1993. Hu starred as Dr. Rae Chang on the American television soap opera ...more

Jennifer Tilly is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Professional Poker Players
Jennifer Tilly Jennifer Tilly is an American actress and poker player. She is an Academy Award nominee, and a World Series of Poker Ladies' Event bracelet winner. She has a brother Steve and two sisters, Meg ...more

Mimi Rogers is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Professional Poker Players
Mimi Rogers Miriam "Mimi" Rogers is an American film and television actress, producer and competitive poker player. Her notable film roles include Gung Ho, Someone to Watch Over Me, and Desperate ...more

Shana Hiatt is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Professional Poker Players
Shana Hiatt Shana Hiatt is a model and presenter who has appeared in several magazines.

Sam Simon is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Professional Poker Players
Sam Simon Samuel Michael "Sam" Simon was an American director, producer, writer, animal rights activist, boxing manager, tournament poker player, and philanthropist, most noted as co-creator of ...more

Daniel Negreanu is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Professional Poker Players
Daniel Negreanu Daniel Negreanu is a Canadian professional poker player who has won six World Series of Poker bracelets and two World Poker Tour championship titles. The independent poker ranking service Global ...more

Phil Ivey is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Professional Poker Players
Phil Ivey Phillip Dennis "Phil" Ivey Jr. is an American professional poker player who has won ten World Series of Poker bracelets, one World Poker Tour title and appeared at nine World Poker

Brad Garrett is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Professional Poker Players
Brad Garrett Brad Garrett is an American actor and stand-up comedian. He has appeared in numerous television and film roles. Garrett was initially successful as a stand-up comedian in the early 1980s. Taking ...more

Jennifer Harman is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Professional Poker Players
Jennifer Harman Jennifer C. Harman-Traniello is an American professional poker player. She has won two World Series of Poker bracelets in open events, one of only two women to have done so.

Phil Hellmuth is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Professional Poker Players
Phil Hellmuth Phillip Jerome Hellmuth, Jr. is an American professional poker player who has captured a record thirteen World Series of Poker bracelets. He is the winner of the Main Event of the 1989 World ...more

Johnny Chan is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Professional Poker Players
Johnny Chan Johnny Chan is a Chinese-born American professional poker player. He has won 10 World Series of Poker bracelets, including the 1987 and 1988 World Series of Poker main events consecutively.

Jerry Buss is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Professional Poker Players
Jerry Buss Gerald Hatten "Jerry" Buss was an American businessman, real estate investor, and chemist. He was the majority owner of the Los Angeles Lakers professional basketball team in the ...more

Chris Ferguson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Professional Poker Players
Chris Ferguson Christopher Philip Ferguson is an American poker player. He has won five World Series of Poker events, including the 2000 WSOP Main Event, and the 2008 NBC National Heads-Up Poker Championship. ...more

Vanessa Rousso is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Professional Poker Players
Vanessa Rousso Vanessa Ashley Rousso is a French American professional poker player. She is also known by her Pokerstars online screen name Lady Maverick. Born in White Plains, New York, Rousso has dual ...more

Jean-Robert Bellande is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Professional Poker Players
Jean-Robert Bellande Jean-Robert F. Bellande is an American nightclub owner, promoter, poker player and reality TV contestant.

Rick Salomon is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Professional Poker Players
Rick Salomon Rick Salomon is a poker player and celebutant mostly known for his relationships with various female celebrities, including E.G. Daily, Shannen Doherty, Paris Hilton, and Pamela Anderson. He is ...more

Antonio Esfandiari is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Professional Poker Players
Antonio Esfandiari 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 ...more

Scotty Nguyen is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Professional Poker Players
Scotty Nguyen Thuận B. "Scotty" Nguyễn is a Vietnamese American professional poker player who is a five-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner, most notably as the winner of the 1998 World ...more

John Juanda is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Professional Poker Players
John Juanda Johnson "John" Juanda is an Indonesian-born American professional poker player based in Marina del Rey, California. He has won five World Series of Poker bracelets.

Erik Seidel is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Professional Poker Players
Erik Seidel Erik Seidel is an American professional poker player from Las Vegas, Nevada, who has won eight World Series of Poker bracelets and a World Poker Tour title. He is married and has two daughters. ...more

Dan Harrington is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Professional Poker Players
Dan Harrington Dan Harrington is a professional poker player.

Sam Farha is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Professional Poker Players
Sam Farha 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.

Gabe Kaplan is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Professional Poker Players
Gabe Kaplan Gabriel W. "Gabe" Kaplan is an American comedian, actor, poker commentator, and professional poker player. He was born in Brooklyn, New York. He is best known for his role as Gabe ...more

Doyle Brunson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Professional Poker Players
Doyle Brunson Doyle F. Brunson is an American poker player who has played professionally for over 50 years. He is a two-time World Series of Poker Main Event champion, a Poker Hall of Fame inductee, and the ...more

Phil Gordon is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Professional Poker Players
Phil Gordon Philip Stewart Gordon is an American professional poker player, commentator and author.

Mimi Tran is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Professional Poker Players
Mimi Tran Thithi "Mimi" Tran is a Vietnamese-American professional poker player.

Barry Greenstein is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Professional Poker Players
Barry Greenstein Barry Greenstein is an American professional poker player. He has won a number of major events, including three at the World Series of Poker and two on the World Poker Tour. Greenstein donates ...more

Jennifer Leigh is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Professional Poker Players
Jennifer Leigh Jennifer Leigh is an American professional poker player. Leigh was introduced to poker by Robert Boyd years after they met each other on Internet Relay Chat. Leigh built up from playing $5 SNG ...more

Mike Matusow is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Professional Poker Players
Mike Matusow Michael Matusow is an American professional poker player, residing in Henderson, Nevada. Matusow's nickname of "The Mouth" reflects his reputation for trash-talking at the poker table. ...more

Cyndy Violette is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Professional Poker Players
Cyndy Violette Cyndy Violette is an American professional poker player who won a World Series of Poker bracelet in 2004. Violette often played poker with family members as a child. Her family relocated to Las ...more

Erick Lindgren is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Professional Poker Players
Erick Lindgren Erick A. Lindgren is an American professional poker player. He has won two World Poker Tour titles, two World Series of Poker bracelets, and more than nine million dollars in tournament earnings ...more

Erica Schoenberg is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Professional Poker Players
Erica Schoenberg Erica Schoenberg is an American professional blackjack and poker player. She is a former model, personal trainer, and professional volleyball player. Schoenberg received professional blackjack ...more

Patri Friedman is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Professional Poker Players
Patri Friedman 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.

Patrick Bruel is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Professional Poker Players
Patrick Bruel Patrick Bruel is a French singer, actor, and professional poker player of Jewish descent.

Andy Bloch is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Professional Poker Players
Andy Bloch Andrew Elliot Bloch is a professional poker player. He holds two electrical engineering degrees from MIT and a JD from Harvard Law School.

Howard Lederer is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Professional Poker Players
Howard Lederer Howard Henry Lederer is an American professional poker player. He has won two World Series of Poker bracelets and holds two World Poker Tour titles. Lederer has also contributed to several books ...more

Paul Magriel is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Professional Poker Players
Paul Magriel Paul David Magriel Jr. is an American professional backgammon player, poker player, and author based in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Caspar Berry is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Professional Poker Players
Caspar Berry Caspar Berry is a motivational and keynote business speaker specialising in the subjects of risk, decision making, innovation and leadership. He has previously worked as an actor, screenwriter ...more

Heidi Northcott is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Professional Poker Players
Heidi Northcott Heidi Northcott is dating baseball great Jose Canseco.  Northcott  is a Texas Hold'em Poker player and in January 2008 she played in Larry Flynt's Challenge Cup, and she got the 18th ...more

Phil Laak is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Professional Poker Players
Phil Laak Philip "Phil" C. Laak is an Irish-American professional poker player and a poker commentator, now residing in Los Angeles, California. Laak holds a World Poker Tour title, a World ...more

Todd Brunson is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Professional Poker Players
Todd Brunson Todd Alan Brunson is an American professional poker player and the son of poker player Doyle Brunson. Doyle Brunson did not teach Todd Brunson how to play; it was not until he was studying law ...more

Gavin Smith is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Professional Poker Players
Gavin Smith Gavin Smith is a Canadian professional poker player who won the World Poker Tour's Season IV Mirage Poker Showdown Championship event and the WPT Season IV Player of the Year award in 2005, then ...more

Sage Brocklebank is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Professional Poker Players
Sage Brocklebank Sage Brocklebank is a Canadian actor, born in Vancouver, B.C. He has played Brian in How I Married My High School Crush. Among other roles, he plays police officer Buzz McNab, a supporting role ...more

Chau Giang is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Professional Poker Players
Chau Giang Chau Tu Giang is a Vietnamese-born American professional poker player of Chinese descent, who is a three-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner and a three-time final tablist of the World ...more

Minh Ly is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Professional Poker Players
Minh Ly Minh Hoang Ly is a Vietnamese-American professional poker player based in Temple City, California. He is a regular in "The Big Game" and is married to Lu Binh. Ly first cashed in the ...more

Erik Audé is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Professional Poker Players
Erik Audé Erik Anthony Audé is an American actor, stuntman and professional poker player who was arrested and imprisoned in Pakistan for alleged drug trafficking. Audé maintains that he was ...more

Donnacha O'Dea is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Professional Poker Players
Donnacha O'Dea Donnacha "The Don" O'Dea is an Irish professional poker player. In his youth he was a swimmer, and represented Ireland in the 1968 Olympics. He was also the first Irish swimmer to swim ...more

Robert Williamson III is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Professional Poker Players
Robert Williamson III Robert Williamson III is an American poker player from Dallas, Texas. Williamson grew up with three sisters and his best friend, Chris Caywood in Granbury, Texas and received B.B.A. degrees in ...more