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Famous High Stakes Poker Players

High stakes poker players are those that have a very high amount of money in the bank. These people can be found at the world’s best poker tournaments, such as the World Series of Poker. Many of them have a very strong hold on their game and often have a very strong sense of what constitutes good play. There are some famous people who make up this group. They are Sammy Farha, Jennifer Harman, Daniel Negreanu, and Phil Ivey.

Kevin Hart

One of the biggest movie stars in the United States, Kevin Hart has also earned a reputation for his keen poker skills. He’s played high-stakes tournaments in Las Vegas and Los Angeles. The stand-up comedian has even been known to play private cash games with other celebrities.

While his poker prowess has yet to earn him much of a paycheck, he’s genuinely a fan of the game. After signing a global endorsement deal with partypoker, Hart plans to make his presence felt in the game.

Kevin Hart has a passion for the game of poker, and his desire to bring the “fun” back to it makes him a great ambassador. Besides playing in high-stakes tournaments, he’s also made several public appearances.

Daniel Negreanu

Daniel Negreanu is a high-stakes poker player who has accumulated dozens of titles, billions in winnings and a huge fan base. He is also known for his outspokenness and willingness to share his thoughts via social media.

Daniel Negreanu started playing poker when he was 15 years old. In 1999, he won the United States Poker Championship. Later, he was named the Card Player Player of the Year and won the Bluff Player of the Year award.

In 2013, he won two WSOP bracelets. In 2014, he finished second in the $1m Big One for One Drop event. Since then, he has been invited to appear on the PokerGO show, which is a revived version of the legendary WSOP television program.

Jennifer Harman

Jennifer Harman is one of the world’s most high-stakes poker players. She has won two World Series of Poker bracelets, and her total live tournament winnings exceed $2,400,000. Her career started in the kitchen table poker games of her home town of Reno, Nevada. Later in her professional career, she moved to Washington DC, Los Angeles, and Las Vegas.

Before she became a pro, she had an experience in her family that was life-altering. In her late teens, she lost her mother. She subsequently had a second kidney transplant, and had to take a year off from poker. This was a difficult time in her life, but Harman used poker as a distraction from her grief.

Sammy Farha

If you’ve ever watched High Stakes Poker, you’ve probably seen Sammy Farha. He’s one of the most iconic poker players of all time. And while he hasn’t played in a lot of poker tournaments, he’s still a regular player in the Texas poker scene.

Farha is a Lebanese professional poker player who lives in Houston, Texas. His family moved to the United States in 1975, seeking a better life. Upon graduation, he earned a business administration degree from the University of Kansas.

After several years in college, Sammy realized that he could make real money playing cards. So he quit his job and started playing poker full-time. In 1990, he won several thousand dollars and decided to go pro.

Phil Ivey

One of the most famous and popular high-stakes poker players of all time is Phil Ivey. This young American, who was born in Riverside, California, has made a name for himself in the world of high-stakes poker.

Despite his success, Ivey has had his share of troubles. He’s been sued by casinos twice for allegedly violating a contract. The second incident led to mediation, with an agreed settlement.

Phil Ivey has spent the majority of his adult life in the spotlight. While his reputation is for his hard-core gambling, he has also acted as a venture capitalist and manager for recording artists. In addition, he enjoys golf and basketball.

Matt Damon

Matt Damon is a world-class actor, but he is also a very famous poker player. His interest in the game started when he starred in a movie called Rounders, which is about a pair of high-stakes poker players. He has been involved with a number of high-stakes “Hollywood home games”, as well as playing in some major tournaments.

The movie Rounders is a cult classic among card players. It’s not the only film that has had a poker-themed plot.

In the movie, a young man with a knack for playing poker gives up the game to pursue a law degree. While he does make some money playing, he has to give up his bankroll when Teddy KGB (John Malkovich) takes it all away.