Just like the general public in Dermark and the rest of the world, poker is popular among celebrities. Some of these celebrities chose to play grand in live casinos, while others opt for a more discreet game in social gaming sites. Below is the list of the celebrities who happen to be poker enthusiasts.
American Pie star Shannon Elizabeth is no stranger to poker. This Texas native got her start at poker at a young age, playing draw and stud games with her family back in Houston. Her table presence was only established after she emerged victorious in a number of celebrity tournaments throughout the country. Read more »
Chad Brown was born and bought up in the city of New York. Firstly he took his steps towards Hollywood to pursue his career in the field of acting in the early of 90s. He tried to find work in the television and film, and struggled a lot to get big break in the industry. Chad was lucky to get supplement of income by playing poker games at casinos in California. By having skills in bulk, in the Bronx back home cafe of Italian, Chad very soon discovered and realize that he can earn more at the tables rather than his earnings under Hollywood industry.
As time passed out Chad started making quite a good amount of steady income from tournaments held out across America and even became successful in earning his first WSOP cash prize. He missed out to reach at final table of the event Limit Hold’em of $1,500. He finally got his break through the World Series in the year 2002 for the great opportunity. He stood 3rd by earning cash prize of $45,000 in the event $1,500 Limit Omaha Hi/Lo. After months, he completed the final table at a World Series Circuit event by standing at 3rd position, and earned total amount of cash prize $288,322 combined from another table as well. Chad even scored large on the WPT in the year 2006, additionally he earned over $450,000 in several events which even includes $25,000 Championship at 9th position. In that same year he increased his cash prize of $110,345 by standing 5th in the 3rd season of European Poker Tour tournament held at London leg of the PokerStars.
Chad again raised his cash prize of $342,777 from World Series tournament in the year 2007 from an event No Limit 2-7 Draw Lowball from $5,000. Chad took home $250,000 after playing the NBC National Heads Up Championship. He even proved that, he is among one of the best online poker players by playing online games with superb techniques. If you do not find Chad playing online, you will find him hosting TV show named the Ultimate Poker Challenge. He is even passionate about playing baseball regularly with his friends and co-workers. The day is not far when Chad will leave his mark in the world of poker.
Barry Shulman was born on 8th May, 1946 in Seattle. He is the CEO of the Magazine, CardPlayer and Shulman’s has enjoyed huge success in the poker world for over 15 years. Shulman is a renowned name in the poker circuit and there are very less poker players, who can compete with the success of Shulman.
Barry Shulman is a professional poker player besides being a businessman. Shulman was conducted by the industry giant Card Player Magazine in the Golden Age of poker. Barry Shulman has always proved his consistency in the game. Shulman has achieved 11 World Series of Poker (WSOP) cashes. He won 1 bracelet on WSOP in the $ 1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo event in the year 2001, which worth $ 123k. Barry Shulman inspiring results in the World Series events, which also includes the final tables of the World Poker Tour (WPT) and lately he ended up at the 3rd place at PokerStars Caribbean Adventure or PCA for the gigantic $ 1.3 million. The so far biggest achievement in poker by him is when Shulman beaten Daniel Negreanu heads-up for winning the event in the year 2009, World Series of Poker of Europe and he took down the $ 1.35 million highest prize. Shulman took home $ 1,305,542 in the Main Event of £10,000 No Limit Hold’em in the year 2009.
It is told by everyone, that the total winnings of Shulman’s live tournament go beyond $ 4 million. Barry Shulman is not limited to any schedule; rather he is a force in the main tournaments. He has 15 World Series of Poker (WSOP) cashes account for the money worth $ 1,577,968 of Shulman’s total tournament winnings. Barry Shulman is a name in the poker circuit, which will be remembered for a long time, for his steadiness, dedication and game-skill.