Poker is one of the most popular card games, and men have mostly dominated the poker world with their brilliant outings since the ‘poker boom’ era of the 2000s, which made the game have mainstream celebrities and prolific poker personalities. In this article, let’s look at the most handsome and talented men in poker.
Growing up in New York City, Schulman began playing pool before switching his point of focus to poker. He went professional at 19 years old and won the World Poker Tour (WPT) fourth season to claim $2,167,500. He also became the youngest winner of a WPT event at the age of 21 in 2005. Before winning the WPT event, Schulman had regularly played poker online. He also finished 4th in the WSOP circuit event in Atlantic City and won the WPT Battle of Champions IV event in April 2006.
The American professional poker player was a college football player for Boston College before twitching to the card game. He won the very first WSOP Circuit event in May 2012 to win $22,421. His first WSOP final table came in 2017, and he also finished second in the Five Diamond World Poker Classic on the WPT to earn $1,134,000. Since then, he has recorded many first-place finishes and over $21 Million in total live earnings. He is also the husband of three-time WSOP bracelet winner Kristen Foxen.
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This New Jersey native has made a big splash after winning $2 Million+ in 2014 at the Bellagio Super High Roller. He also won more than $8.7 Million or a third-place finish at the Triton Poker Super High Roller Series in 2019. Mostly a regular at super high roller tournaments, Smith is a well-known name in the high-stakes circle. He has also made a name for himself and earned the nickname of ‘Cowboy Dan’.
Having won six WSOP bracelets and WPT titles, Daniel Negreanu is one of the biggest names in world poker. The extremely handsome poker pro has a series of million-dollar tournament wins to his name all across the globe. ‘KidPoker’ was named the player of the decade by the Global Poker Index (GPI) and was inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame in 2014.
Fedor Holz is a German pro and the founder of poker coaching site Pokercode. Folks from the circuit have witnessed his meteoric rise to fame from 2016 onwards. Despite being just 23, the young poker pro racked up five significant tournament victories, which included his first WSOP bracelet, a European Poker Tour (EPT) high roller title alongside three victories in Aria Super/High Roller tourneys.
The good-looking German poker pro also registered a 2nd place finish in the 2018 Big One for One Drop to pocket $6 Million. He recently made headlines with his appearance on GGPoker’s Game of Gold and is among the finest pros in the international circuit.
Mario Mosböck is a former footballer who retired from the sport at 21 to become a professional poker player. He has been very good at card games since he was 12 and is said to have made £23,000 from poker before turning 15.
Mosböck has been playing poker online with the username “livinmydream1” and earned millions. The Austrian shot to fame in the poker circuit after winning the SCOOP-M-92: $1,050 NLHE Main Event on PokerStars, which earned him $838,909 alongside his SCOOP title. A former footballer, Mosböck indeed has the looks that will make you turn.
The Norwegian professional poker player is brilliant and holds a master’s degree in brewing science, having worked at a brewery before his poker career. The poker pro started off streaming in 2016 on Twitch and played under the names ‘Hymn2ninkasi’ on PokerStars and ‘COVFEFE-19’ on GGPoker. Currently residing in London, Espen Jørstad won the WSOP Main Event to earn $10,000,000 in 2022.
With total live tournament winnings exceeding $39 Million, Adrian Mateos’ good looks isn’t the only thing that makes the Spanish player attractive. This professional poker player won the WSOP Europe Main Event for €1,000,000 at the age of 19 in 2013.
He also shipped the European Poker Tour Grand Final in Monte Carlo to earn €1,082,000 in May 2015. At 22 years old, he is also the youngest player ever to win three WSOP bracelets and is also the first Spanish EPT champion.
Based in Burlington, Ontario, Timothy Adams is one of the best professional poker players to emerge from Canada and is a serial tournament winner behind Daniel Negreanu. Starting his poker at the age of 18, Adams won his first WSOP in 2007.
He won the No Limit Hold’em – Four-Handed event to earn roughly $400,000 in 2012. He has also shipped the Triton Poker Super High Roller Series Main Event title and won $3,536,550. Adams played under the alias ‘Tim0thee’ and earned over half a million on Full Tilt Poker and roughly $2 Million on PokerStars in online tournaments.
The American poker player is a World Poker Tour champion who has amassed over $23 Million in live career earnings. The largest cash of his career came in 2023 when he finished second in the No Limit Hold ’em PCA Super High Roller for $1,078,347.
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