You follow players on Twitter, through live reporting, at live events, and online, but how did they get their start? What were they doing before they discovered poker? We're here to answer those questions and more for you.
In the first of this two-part series, Brazilian Team PokerStars Pro André Akkari opens up about his life before poker and his unconventional way of discovering the game.
Tune back in next Monday for Part Two, and remember to follow us on Twitter for up-to-the-minute news and videos.