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2009

Young Guns of Poker


January

2009 Jennifer Harman

Jennifer Harman-Traniello was born in Reno, Nevada where she started playing poker at eight years of age. She’s a graduate of the University of Nevada, Reno. She won her first World Series of Poker bracelet in 2000. Winning her second WSOP bracelet in 2002 at the $5K Limit Hold ‘em event makes her the only woman to hold two bracelets in WSOP open events. Harman took a year away from poker in 2004 to have her second kidney transplant. In 2007 she finished as runner up in the inaugural World Series of Poker Europe losing in the HORSE event to Thomas Bihl. Jennifer Harman is a member of “Team Full Tilt” at Full Tilt Poker. Her total live tournament winnings as of 2008 exceed $2,200,000.


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2009 Marco Traniello

Prior to Marco working as a worldrenowned master hairdresser, he was the captain of an oil ship and a real estate agent. He made his first appearance at the World Series of Poker (WSOP) in 2005. During this event, he also tied for the most money finishes with Michael Mizrachi and Tony Cousineau. He finished 5th at the $10,000 Pot Limit Omaha event at the 2007 WSOP, winning $156,435 which is his biggest win to date. Traniello writes for Card Player Magazine and is a member of Marcel Luske’s Circle of Outlaws. As of 2008, his total live tournament winnings exceed $420,000.


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2009 Phil Ivey

Phil Ivey was born in California and moved to New Jersey as an infant. He has won five World Series of Poker bracelets and has a World Poker Tour Championship title, making the final table there a record eight times. One of his nicknames is “No Home Jerome” and it comes from the ID card he obtained in order to practice in Atlantic City as a teenager. He is also known as the ‘Tiger Woods of Poker’. His tournament accomplishments include winning three bracelets at the 2002 World Series of Poker, tying Phil Hellmuth Jr and Ted Forrest for the most wins in a single year. Ivey is part of the design team for Full Tilt Poker.


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2009 Daniel Negreanu

Daniel Negreanu had dreams of a career in acting or comedy. At the age of 15, he learned how to play poker. As a 16 year-old he spent his time in pool halls, hustling, sports betting and playing cards. Daniel dropped out of high school several credits shy of graduating and began life as a rounder playing at the local charity casinos and looking for illegal games. In December 2005, he started his own online poker cardroom “skin” site on his official site, Full Contact Poker. This site also includes his blog and a variety of poker forums. He has written over 100 articles for CardPlayer Magazine and contributed to Doyle Brunson’s revised book, Super System II. Negreanu won his fourth WSOP bracelet in 2008, in the $2000 buyin limit hold’em event.


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May 2009

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MAY

2009 Carlos Mortensen

Juan Carlos Mortensen, who was born in Ambato, Ecuador moved to Spain as a teen with his family where poker was illegal. This is where he learned to play poker. He moved from Spain to the United States in the late 1990s in order to play poker. Surprisingly enough, he only spoke Spanish. He is the only hispanic Main Event winner of the World Series of Poker winning $1,500,000. He also won the World Poker Tour (WPT) Doyle Brunson North American Poker Championship in 2004 for $1,000,000. Carlos won the Season Five World Poker Tour championship event, and its $3,970,415 first prize and his second WPT title. This made him the first player to ever win the World Championship events at both the World Series of Poker and the World Poker Tour. As of 2008, his total live tournament winnings exceed $8,500,000.


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CINCO DE MAYO

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JUNE

2009 Dario Minieri

Dario is an Italian professional poker player from Rome, Italy. He won a bracelet at the 2008 World Series of Poker at the age of 23. He is a highly productive online player with PokerStars, and he is no stranger to live tournaments having finished 22nd in the EPT Grand Final in Monte Carlo $16,800, and 543rd in the WSOP for $22,266. He plays so much online that he was able to get enough Frequent Player Points on PokerStars to become the first player to buy a car with them. He bought a Porsche Cayman.


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JULY

2009 Gus Hansen

Gustav Hansen was born just outside Copenhagen, Denmark. He is a professional danish poker player living in Monaco. His poker career includes winning a record three World Poker Tour open titles, the 2007 Aussie Millions main event and was the season one winner of the Poker Superstars Invitational Tournament. Prior to taking a turn as a poker player, Hansen was a world class backgammon player and also a youth tennis champion. After moving to New York City in 2000 to pursue professional backgammon, he felt the field in backgammon was too small to continue an interest so he is now a professional poker player.


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AUGUST

2009 Nick Schulman

Nick Schulman is from Manhattan, New York. He started playing poker at the young age of 18 and he turned professional at just 19 years old. When he was 21 he won the fourth season World Poker Tour (WPT) World Poker Finals poker tournament. This win snagged him $2,167,500 which is a record for a regular season event on the WPT. This also made Schulman the youngest winner of a WPT event. Schulman finished 4th in the World Series of Poker circuit event in Atlantic City, winning a further $74,495 only a few weeks later. In April 2006, Schulman eliminated Freddy Deeb to win the WPT Battle of Champions IV event. As of 2008, his total career live tournament winnings exceed $3,300,000.


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SEPTEMBER

2009 Noah Boeken

Like so many of the young tournament poker pros, Noah first meddled with strategy in the card game Magic: The Gathering (MTG). He was one of the world’s best players of MTG but when he figured out he could make a lot more money playing poker he switched card games. His online play began in 2001 and he was able to have immediate success in weekly tournaments. He soon met Marcel Luske who is a popular poker player and also the individual who is Boeken’s mentor to this day. Since then, Noah has not looked back. He has spent several years acquiring a large bankroll from online tournaments and cash games. He’s also played in live tournaments and done very well with them.


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OCTOBER

2009 Tom Dwan

Tom Dwan’s online name is “durrrr” and he is known as one of the best online poker players. He’s a 21 year-old college dropout from New Jersey and he has become one of the biggest cash game players in a very short amount of time. In an interview with Arthur Crowson when Dwan was playing at Foxwoods in 2007, Dwan said, “My iPod died like two hours ago and I want to shoot someone. Without an iPod I play so bad. It helps so much. I mean Day 1 I had a fun table and the people were nice but if you’re at a table where people are bitter because they don’t have chips and they get angry when you re-raise them it gets really, really annoying without an iPod. Music really helps. He is rumoured to have made over $2,000,000 playing high stakes poker online. As of 2008, his total live tournament winnings exceed $950,000.


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NOVEMBER

2009 Erick Lindgren

During the World Poker Tour’s second season, he captured the first Player of the Year honor with his two victories. He was raised in the remote town of Burney, CA in the Sierra Nevada range near Mt. Shasta. When attending junior college to play basketball, he became sidetracked after playing recreationally at an Indian casino. This led to a job as a blackjack dealer where he was able to pick up some poker skills. By the age of 21 he was playing poker full-time and working at a casino in San Pablo, California as a “propositional player” — this type of player is hired to keep games lively. Lindgren is the author of the book, World Poker Tour: Making the Final Table. His book covers strategy for playing in poker tournaments.


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VETERAN’S DAY

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THANKSGIVING DAY

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DECEMBER

2009 Jeff Madsen

Madsen was raised in Los Angeles and went to college at the University of California, Santa Barbara to study film theory. Madsen became the youngest ever World Series of Poker bracelet winner in 2006. He won his first bracelet only one month and nine days after his 21st birthday and he was about six weeks younger than the previous record holder. Less than a week later, he broke another record and became the youngest two-time bracelet winner. His record was broken in 2007 for youngest ever winner, but he still holds the 2-bracelet record.


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Young Guns of Poker

Presenting The Young

JANUARY

SEPTEMBER

Jennifer Harman

Noah Boeken

Guns of Poker: Having evolved over ten centuries, the actual beginnings of

2009

poker has always been

MAY

Carlos Mortensen

a hot debate. While the real history of poker is truly a mystery, there is no

FEBRUARY

OCTOBER

Marco Traniello

Tom Dwan

debate about the fact that the young guns of poker today make playing the game look very easy.

JUNE

Dario Minieri

Keeping their cool, confidence and most of all, their concentration while playing, makes them stand out

MARCH

Photograpy by Rob Gracie

NOVEMBER

Phil Ivey

Erick Lindgren

poker players, but these young guns are very much the future

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of poker.

JULY

Gus Hansen

They are the history of

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