The USA plays host to some of the most profitable poker matches in the world. If you want the latest in poker news then check out the US press and you are sure to hear names such as Matt Waxman and Chris Moneymaker. So what makes a professional poker face? Do you need to look mean and moody to rake the money in?
At the tender age of 30 Matt Waxman is a highly respected poker player residing in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Do not be fooled by his cheeky, young, newly shaven face, as Matt has previously won the prestigious Grand Prix de Paris and bet his entire worth on a single hand of poker.
Nothing passes the beady eye of Jason Wheeler.
Wheelers serious face may come from the fact he lost his banking job in the US financial crisis at the age of 39. Wheeler turned his love for numbers and flair for finance to poker and earned himself $10 million on poker tournaments.
Liv Boeree is a UK treasure. Not only is she a model and TV presenter she is also a well-respected poker player.
It is not just Boeree’s looks which distract the poker players, she is also a brainbox obtaining a fist class honours degree in Physics with Astrophysics.
Chris Moneymaker is the first poker player to win a main event by qualifying at an online poker site. Moneymaker entered and won the 2003 World Series Poker and coined the phrase ‘the moneymaker effect’.
Celina only began playing poker in 2004 when she visited a casino in Melbourne and was instantly hooked.
In three weeks Celina earnt herself $10,000 and then turned pro.