Four of Poker’s Nice Players


Literally millions of players are trying to be the next "mega star" in poker, but here is a short list of four of the more well known "great players" of the game. Despite the fact that "nice" is connected with their names when you are sitting accross the table from them it is "no more Mr. Nice guy" up until they have put you out of the competition!

Daniel Negreanu

In 2004, his competition payouts amounted to in the region of four and a half million dollars and he won 2 immensely admired awards in the World Series of Poker Player of the Year and Cardplayer Magazine’s Tourney Player of the Year. In Feb 2006 he was named Card Player’s Favourite Poker Player. Daniel even still has the decency to speak with his admirers about how they might advance their own game.

Howard Lederer

Referred to as "The Professor" and brother of fellow poker professional Annie Duke. His success has lead to him making an educational video named "Secrets of No Limit Hold’em" and also hosting a tournament poker show for Fox TV. As of 2005, his complete life winnings exceed $2.7 million.

Scotty Nguyen

Scott is one of the most active players in professional poker and from 2000 to Two Thousand and Four he placed in the money in excess of 100 competitions. He’s noted for saying "yeah baby" during poker games and also credited with the phrase "that’s poker baby" when alluding to a exceptionally bad beat. As of Two Thousand and Six, his life time winnings are almost 6 million dollars.

Chris Ferguson

Chris has captured five World Series of Poker titles with two of his wins happening in 2003. Chris has the alias "Jesus" due to his trademark long hair and beard, and is able to throw playing cards fast enough to cut through bananas and pickles. As of Two Thousand and Five his total live poker tourney earnings exceeded 5 million dollars.

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