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4 of Poker’s Nice Guys

Beyond a doubt huge amounts of people strive to be the next "mega star" in poker, but here is a short rundown on four of the more noteworthy "charming guys" of the game. Although "nice" is connected with their names when you are sitting accross the table from them it is "no more Mr. Nice guy" until they have removed you out of the competition!

Daniel Negreanu

In 2004, his tourney earnings added up to more than $4.4 million and he captured two immensely respected awards in the World Series of Poker Player of the Year and Cardplayer Magazine’s Tourney Player of the Year. In February 2006 he was appointed Card Player’s Preferred Poker Player. Daniel even still has the humility to speak to his admirers about how they might improve their own game.

Howard Lederer

Called "The Professor" and brother of fellow poker professional Annie Duke. His success has lead to him making an instructional poker video named "Secrets of No Limit Hold’em" and also holding a tournament poker show for Fox TV. As of 2005, his complete life time earnings surpass 2.7 million dollars.

Scotty Nguyen

Scott is one of the busiest players in poker and between Two Thousand to 2004 he placed in the money in well over 100 competitions. He is notorious for saying "yeah baby" throughout poker matches and also coined the phrase "that’s poker baby" when referring to a especially bad loss. As of 2006, his life time earnings are just about 6 million dollars.

Chris Ferguson

Chris has earned five WSOP titles with 2 of his successes coming in Two Thousand and Three. Chris has the alias "Jesus" due to his trademark long hair and beard, that, and along with his ability to toss cards fast enough to cut through bananas and pickles. As of 2005 his total poker tourney winnings exceeded 5 million dollars.

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