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    heres a question for a fun thread instead of those other threads that are all arguments...

    Anybody play live poker against a poker pro? Like a big named poker pro...

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    Many times, depending on how big named you want. lol

    Here's some off the top of my head (many from my limit hold'em days in Vegas):

    Roy Cooke
    Barry Tanenbaum
    David Sklanksy (once)
    Mason Malmuth
    Erik Lindgren
    Tom McEvoy
    Greg Raymer
    Gavin Smith
    Matt Matros
    Jim Brier
    Lou Krieger
    Linda Johnson
    Susie Issacs
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    • #3
      Annette Obrestadt.
      Neil Channing
      Nik Persaud

      Possibly more, but I wouldn't be aware unless somebody pointed them out. I don't really recognise "poker stars" as such, as I believe that many of them are no better than a lot of us nobodies.They just hit the right cards at the right time in the right tournament and ended up with large enough bankrolls or sponsership deals that then allowed them to continue to practice their craft in high profile events.

      For every "name" out there, there are a thousand equally good players going about their work in total anonimity.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by DeViLBoY452 View Post
        heres a question for a fun thread instead of those other threads that are all arguments...

        Anybody play live poker against a poker pro? Like a big named poker pro...
        I havn't played against many, but did have an epic road-trip with a few!

        You might be a king or a little street sweeper, but sooner or later you'll dance with the reaper.

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        • #5
          lol nice one sens umbup:

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          • #6
            i was hoping for somebody to say they played against negraneau or hellmuth or ivey...

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            • #7
              Originally posted by DeViLBoY452 View Post
              i was hoping for somebody to say they played against negraneau or hellmuth or ivey...
              only played negranue online, would Love a shot live fun times
              You might be a king or a little street sweeper, but sooner or later you'll dance with the reaper.

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              • #8
                ...that is a great pic sens....NOW we know what you look like...you're driving right?

                Just online here too...D. Phillips chatted just a bit in the Turbo Takedown.


                ps..in response to devil's last comment...The Langolier has got some huge names there..particularly Slansky.
                Very nice list Dave.


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                Last edited by !!!111Dan; Mon Jun 27, 2011, 05:37 PM. Reason: post script

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                • #9
                  Havent played with anyone... have not played live but just found out that Josh Brikis lives around the corner from me

                  http://www.joshbrikis.com/

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                  • #10
                    I've played with Helmuth on line, as well as Annette Obrestad, Adam Levy, a bunch of others.

                    From the live list I'm probably missing a few that would be considered "known". Darkman is right, for every "known" player there are quite a few others that are excellent cash game players who are happy being under the radar and just making their living.

                    Sklanksy just once live when he was "slumming" lol. I was playing $30-$60 limit HE at Bellagio and he took a seat for a couple hours while waiting for a seat to open in the $200-$400 limit HE game.
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                    • #11
                      Played online in Sunday Storms, the same tables as Anders "Donald" Berg, and Andre "acoimbra" Coimbra.

                      Anders had a few railers, asking him for money. He played 2 hands out of 8 that he was on my table for, and busted out with QJ suited to an AQ.

                      When I played same table as Andre, he outfinished me, and that was my best finish, ITM for $30. he still had a good solid stack, sitting I believe around 165,000 when I was ousted.

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