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Jennifer Harman


You’re looking at one of the best and most successful female poker players of all time. Jennifer Harman has earned hundreds of thousands of Dollars in poker winnings during the last few years. That includes the $299,492 at the Bellagio Five Diamond World Poker Classic, where she scored a fourth place.

Jennifer’s interest in poker started years before she turned into a teenager. She used to watch her father play poker with his friends, and sometimes her father let her play a little too. Upon her high school graduation, she worked as a waitress at a Casino. Jennifer admits that she had a hard time keeping her eyes away from the poker tables.

When Jennifer finally ended up at a university, she spent most of her time studying biology. There was no time for a job, but she kept a steady income through poker.

Full Tilt Poker Bonus CodeLife after graduation became mind-boggling and turbulent for Jennifer. She decided not to pursue with her major in biology and instead went for a career as a poker player. This lead to disagreements between Jennifer and her father. Because of this, Jennifer was disconnected from her roots for a significant amount of time. When she finally managed to prove to her father, that poker is indeed a game of skill and that she could make a living out of it, life went back to normal. Jennifer got her family back and the pressure went off her chest.

During the late 90s, Jennifer experienced her major breakthrough in poker. She started playing a lot of Texas Hold’em games and participated in a couple of World Series of Poker tournaments. She did not prove herself successful there, so she began playing cash games with a small group of people. Among these players were Daniel Negreanu and Doyle Brunson. They helped her to polish her skills and climb in the stakes.

In 2000-2005, she participated in World Series of Poker and World Poker Tour. She also picked up playing cash games as high as $4000/$8000. Today, she lives with her husband Marco and four dogs. She has not yet settled with poker and plans to sharpen her skills and participate in future tournaments.

Shana Hiatt


If you’ve ever had a glance at World Poker Tour, you may have noticed that the girl to the right is in fact the hostess of the whole game. Shana Hiatt (often misspelled Hyatt) is not a poker professional and does in fact stay away from the game, but has had deep roots in the scene since Party Poker picked her up as a spokeswoman.

Shana Hiatt was born and raised in 1975 and grew up around New Jersey, near Philadelphia. She spent her childhood travelling around as an “Army brat” with her parents and a younger brother. This pattern became more and more apparent later on as Shana got used to all the trips even before turning into a teenager.

Television has always played a key role in Shana’s life. She was stuck and glued to the newscasts and analyzed broadcasters thoroughly and even started to immitate. Her first and foremost dream was to become a news reporter.

In high school, Shana developed her early taste for athletic sports and seemed to be one of those kids who hate to sit down in front of a poker table. She practiced lacrosse, field hockey and lured boys with her beauty as a cheerleader.

Full Tilt Poker Bonus CodeAfter graduation, Shana enrolled in New Jersey’s Burlington County College in order to study broadcast journalism. Her educational course did not last very long as she was spotted by Ray Manzella, a famous model agent who has made careers for Jenny McCarthy, Pamela Anderson and more. Only 18 years old, talented, ambitious and beautiful was obviously what took her to her current standing point.

A few years later, she met the man of her dreams and got married. This is how her successful TV career started. Her husband, James Van Patten, encouraged her to aim for a newscast career and her beauty surely helped her off. Some of you may recognize Van Patten from World Poker Tour, since James’s brother Vince Van Patten is co-commentator with Mike Sexton. And this is how her acquaintance with World Poker Tour started.

Today, Shana works with numerous projects besides her job as a WPT hostess. She is often seen in papers and on other TV occasions, but spends most of her time with yoga activities, her husband and of course her dog.

Tina Wallmann


Tina Wallmann is a 27-year-old international swim wear model based in Sydney Australia. Her father was born in Borken, Germany, which is the district located north of the Ruhr in Western Germany.

According to her Facebook page, Tina Wallmann is the Official Spokes Model and Player Host for online gambling. We’re not entirely sure what this means, apart from the fact that she used to be a model for a poker site which does no longer exist.

Outside of modelling, Tina Wallmann loves to work out at the gym, travel, read, listen to music and play poker. She is single and her favorite pet is a dog shiloh, she likes Porsches and to munch on grilled chicken.

So if we have any visitors out there who love dogs, drive a porsche and work at Kentucky Fried Chicken you might want to give her a call.

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Vince Van Patten


Vince Van Patten, one of Hollywood Poker’s leading stars, has played in some of the biggest cash poker games and tournaments in the world. Nicknamed “King of the Hollywood Home Games”, Vince is the current host and commentator for the nationally televised World Poker Tour, but his work as a poker impresario is only one facet of a remarkably diverse career as an actor, producer, director and world-ranked tennis pro.

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Tuan Le


Not only has Tuan proved that his poker skills are acute enough to compete with the best in today’s poker world, he has established a new standard for winning players. His quiet and unruffled behavior at the table, his humble words to fans and fellow players alike, and his passion for and mastery of the game have gained him a tremendous amount of respect.

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Phil Ivey


Phil, Phil and Phil. There are so many Phils in the poker that we don’t even know where to begin, but we can tell you a little about the Tiger Woods of poker. Meet Phil Ivey, a poker professional who also belongs to one of the most successful players in the world.

Phil Ivey was born in 1976 and grew up in the New Jersey suburbs. As a teenager, he found ways to make money unknown to most people by that time. As he began working as a telemarketing salesman, he took theory to practice and began exploring poker – and beat his comrades. Back then, he was known as “No Home Jerome”.

If you sit down at a table with Phil Ivey, you are most likely going to notice his aggressive style. Most people will agree that it is very difficult to read Phil’s face. He looks almost a bit sad even in jackpot situations and if you try to get to him, you may have to scream sometimes, as he sticks firmly to his iPod. Besides the Apple wear, he is a Los Angeles NBA fan, so don’t be surprised if you see a team jersey on his body.

Full Tilt Poker Bonus CodeThere’s no exact number on how much money Ivey’s made so far at major tournaments, but it exceeds a stunning $7 million in late 2005. His winnings include a total of five World Series of Poker bracelets, most notably one in late June 2005, where he scored a total of $635,603. Besides WSOP, Phil has notable performances at World Poker Tour, although he has not yet had any winnings there.

Besides being at the tables, Phil promotes his favorite poker room Full Tilt Poker. Luckily, he sometimes plays in low stake tournaments as well, to give everyone an honest chance to beat the professional.

Nowadays, Ivey prefers regular cash games with very high stakes. He is without a doubt a fierce tournament player, but his thirst is usually quenched outside of WSOP and WPT. Despite this, you are often likely to find him at the largest tournaments. After all, that’s where you can score a dollar or so.

Phil Hellmuth


Some people hate him for what they claim to be immature and juvenile behaviour. Others endorse him for being a hugely successful poker player. The truth is, Phil Hellmuth is a little bit of both. When seen at the tables, he often toys around, but not the Phil Unabomber Laak way we’re used to see.

Phil Hellmuth was born in Madison, Wisconsin, the oldest of five children. He tells us of a youth with nothing but school, homework and studies. After a few years in elementary school, Phil ended up at the University of Wisconsin. There, he was invited to the world of cash game poker and quickly picked up playing at low stakes. He perfected his skills along the road and started to play at higher stakes and eventually at tournaments with $100 buy-ins. Ironically, even professors at his school tried to beat him in poker, but failed. In the end, he managed to build up a bankroll of $20,000 and had, by then, cleared his student loan debts.

Like many other poker professionals of today, Phil sought luck in Las Vegas and brought his bankroll with him. He ended up playing a lot of backgammon, craps and other casino games, but lost all his money in little time. Determined to continue pushing his luck, Phil went back to the university and played his professors and school mates once again and won a considerable amount of money, again.

Full Tilt Poker Bonus CodeThe return to Vegas proved successful and Phil was once again standing on his feet. But things turned for the worse as he decided to quit school and go for a poker career, without any approval from his parents. His self-esteem plummeted but got some back after attending World Series of Poker, where he finished at fifth place in a 7 Card Stud tournament. In 1988, Phil took a more serious approach at the main WSOP event and managed to climb to 33rd position in No Limit Texas Hold’em.

All Phil needed was a boost of confidence and after proving his success at WSOP, he returned a year later and beat defending world champion Johnny Chan at the final table, making him the youngest player to win the World Series of Poker. On top of that, he reunited with his parents and let his father feel the pride of watch his son become the world champion.

Nine WSOP bracelets later and 50 cash-outs later, Phil Hellmuth stands as one of the most successful poker players in the world. Today, he lives with his wife and two children in the sunny valleys of California. His biggest enemy confidence is long gone and with all of his major winnings, Phil has ensured a lifetime financial security. And if you are one of the many who would like to have a chance of facing him at the tables, take a good look at Ultimate Bet, because those are his favorite tables where he spends many hours. Every day, every week.

Phil Gordon


Phil Laak, Phil Ivey, Phil Hellmuth. Sometimes it seems that the professional poker circuit is made up largely of guys named Phil.

Most of you should recognize another one, namely Phil Gordon who is the expert commentator who presents Bravo’s hit show Celebrity Poker Showdown alongside David Foley.

Phil of course didn’t land that position for no reason as he is a more than seasoned poker pro himself with his biggest achievement to date being 4th place at the 2001 World Series of Poker main event for which he got $400,000.

He also won the won the World Poker Tour’s “Bay 101 Shooting Stars” tournament in March 2004 taking home $360,000.

In addition to poker Phil is a hard core adventure traveller, having visited 6 continents and over 50 countries on his various trips. To quote himself he has “dived with the Great White Sharks, climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro, tracked gorillas in Uganda, snow boarded down the highest sand dunes in the world, and rafted the Zambezi River.”

Most recently his book “Poker: The Real Deal” was released nationwide with “Phil Gordon’s Little Green Book: Lessons and Teachings in No Limit Hold ’em” being scheduled for release later this year.

As far as online poker is concerned he is involved with Full Tilt Poker.

Mike Sexton


Mike Sexton is a spokesman and commentator for the World Poker Tour. A former European poker champion with his own coveted World Series of Poker bracelet, Mike created the Tournament of Champions of Poker and also serves as the host for PartyPoker.com. He writes a regular column for Card Player Magazine, and has been a gymnast, ballroom dancer, and paratrooper in the U.S. Army.

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Joseph Hachem


He stunned the world of poker after beating a record-breaking 5,618 player field in the World Series of Poker 2005, where he won a tremendous prize cash sum of $7,500,000. That’s right, we’re obviously having Joseph Hachem in mind, also known to some as Joe Hachem.

Born in Lebanon, Joseph Hachem moved to Melbourne, Australia in the early 1970s where he worked as a mortgage broker, and later on a chiropractor. Joe is married and now a father of four children. We assume he is a good provider by now.

Hachem began playing poker at a serious level in 2003 and became a well-known character at the tables in Australia. His success was only in small numbers and his full time job lasted for quite some time, until he faced Aaron Kanter with a short stack in a tournament he was not supposed to win.

Full Tilt Poker Bonus CodeIn early 2005, Hachem was tempted to join the World Series of Poker main event, after his friend had won a trip and the entry fee on Poker Stars. Instead of attempting to win a qualifier online, he paid the full sum of $10,000. The fact that Hachem had already finished at 10th place at an earlier WSOP $1,000 NL tournament prompted him to make yet another attempt. His take on the main event was probably the best investment in his life as he lasted all the way to the heads-up against Steve Dannenmann. Not only did Joe beat him. He won with one of the lowest starter hands in the history of WSOP, after being dealt 7-3 of spades. Hachem went for a gutshot and called a pre-flop raise and realized that when the flop dealt 6-5-4, he was just two cards away from $7,5 million. A minute later the venue was filled with excited Aussies who couldn’t believe that their countryman was the winner.

Today, Hachem still plays poker at a very high level. Despite winning the largest poker tournament in the world, Hachem invests a lot of time at the online poker room tournaments. He is currently endorsing Poker Stars and has always done so, even before winning WSOP 2005. With over 100,000 raked hands, you are not that unlikely to find him at some of the high stake tables. So what are you waiting for? Go hunt some Lebanese.