Most of us who have watched the World Series of Poker, or any other poker series online have heard of Joe Hachem, or Diamond Joe. He is a professional poker player who is advanced in his game play. He may not have won that many bracelets along the way, but for sure his results outside tournaments are outstanding.
Joe Hachem was born on March 11, 1966. He is a Lebanese-Australian poker player who was born in Lebanon. At the age of six Joe and his family moved to Australia. Joe worked as a chiropractor for thirteen years until he found out that he has a rare blood disorder that affected his hands which didn’t allow him to continue his work as a chiropractor. Joe Hachem took some time off of work to consider his options on what to do next in his life. While Joe Hachem was trying to decide what he wanted to do with his future he was beginning to play poker more and more. He played both in the casinos, and online as well. While playing poker Joe Hachem had a tendency to get angry which he knew he had to overcome or he was never going to get far in playing poker. He started his looking for what he wanted to do in 1995, and in 2000 after years of playing casual poker in casinos or online he started playing in regular tournaments at the Crown Casino in Melbourne. When Joe played in these tournaments he usually ended up winning the money, or finishing in the money. He played a few more years at these small tournaments before he set his eyes on the prize. The World Series of Poker in the gambling capital Las Vegas, Nevada.
Mike Matusow is a professional poker player who does everything he can to win the game, Hence why he has given the nickname of ‘The Mouth’. He is an excellent poker player who has seen the potential in up and coming poker players and has given a hand when he thought they needed one.
Mike Matusow was given the nickname of ‘The Mouth’ due to the fact that he has a reputation for trash talking other players and their hands at the poker table. This generally isn’t considered good table manners, but he does it anyways. On occasion it has sent more than one of his competitors to go on tilt, or just plain act really bad. He also has a way of ruining an hour’s worth of play, or even days, due to a bad judgment call. Mike Matusow also has the nicknames
Of ‘Mike Matusow Blow Up’, and ‘Mike Matusow Meltdown’. These can become obvious if you sit and watch him play.
There have been so many pro poker players through the years that it might be hard to differentiate between one and the other. There are also some very recognizable names in this business, and one of them includes Chris ‘Jesus’ Ferguson.
Chris ‘Jesus’ Ferguson was born on April 11, 1963 in Los Angeles. Chris Ferguson was born into a gambling and mathematical family. Chris ‘Jesus’ Ferguson’s parents achieved a doctoral degree in mathematical studies. Ferguson’s father also holds a job at UCLA teaching game theory, and theoretical probability. Growing up in a family like this it is no wonder that Chris ‘Jesus’ Ferguson started playing poker at the mere age of ten.
There are so many poker players out in the world today that are highly recognizable, and other are not. One of the more recognizable poker players is Daniel Negreanu.
Daniel Negranu was born on July 26, 1974 born in Toronto, Canada. He was born to Annie and Constantin Negreanu. Daniel started out when he was young, and began at the age of sixteen going to pool halls, hustling, sports betting, and eventually playing cards. Daniel dropped out of high school to play what is known as a rounder at local charity casino events. He was always looking for illegal card games around the city. After building up his bankroll he left Las Vegas at the age of twenty two to become a professional poker player.
J.C Tran, Justin Cuong Van Tran, is known for his nickname ‘just call’. He has a way of calling just about anything to see a little bit of action.
J.C Tran was born on January 20, 1977 in Vietnam. Although he was born in Vietnam he didn’t stay in Vietnam. He is a Vietnam-American poker player who has situated himself in the lovely Sacramento, California. Tran has had several career milestones that he has passed including being a two time bracelet World Series of Poker winner, and even the winner of the World Championship of Online Poker. He has made the World Poker Tour final tables a total of five times all together. He has won a World Poker Tour title, and was named the World Poker Tour player of the year in their fifth season of being on the air. Another achievement that he has made is winning the World Poker Challenge.
Being imaginative about your career pays off
There is a certain humor in the name Chris Moneymaker especially if you realize that he is in fact a very successful poker player. When I was reading up on his profile, this is one of the things that made me think and jump straight to his autobiography. You can normally tell that a person is fun to be with if their name immediately makes you smile. I know that a name is not something that they will have had control in creating but this is only in relation to the first name. The second name is a humorous homage to the poker game. I am an absolute sucker for this sort of thing and the moment I say the name I decided that this was going to be one of the poker player profiles that I would be reviewing in my series.