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Sometimes you just want to see all the players you know and love at PokerStars collected in one place with short histories and descriptions. That’s why we collected them here for you.

Daniel Negreanu

Daniel Negreanu

Canadian Daniel Negreanu joined PokerStars in June of 2007. Considered now a poker legend as well as the top spokesman for PokerStars, Negreanu has made a name for himself in the poker scene whether live, online or on-screen. He most recently spoke to PokerNews about the NHL franchise name.

He can be found playing at PokerStars under his famous identity, “Kid Poker.”

Chris Moneymaker

Chris Moneymaker

In 2003, Chris Moneymaker changed poker after winning a couple satellites into the World Series of Poker Main Event and then winning the Main Event.

He quit his day job as an accountant in the United States to become a poker player and convinced the world they could too, revitalizing the poker industry and considered a catalyst for the poker boom that would follow.

He can be found on PokerStars as “Money800NJ.”

Liv Boeree

Liv Boeree

England’s Liv Boeree is one of the most impressive characters of the poker world, having a variety of talents and accomplishments (a degree in astrophysics, a modeling and TV career, guitar-playing skills) to accompany her over $3 million in total live tournament winnings and a pro poker player status.

She joined PokerStars in 2010 and can be found there using the screen name “Liv Boeree.”

Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier

Bertrand Grospellier

French poker player Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier joined PokerStars not long after he won the Euro Cyber Games in 2003, but before that, he was a world-famous StarCraft player. He’s achieved poker’s ‘Triple Crown,’ winning the World Series of Poker bracelet, the World Poker Tour and European Poker Tour.

He can be found on PokerStars using his popular nickname, “ElkY.”

Jason Mercier

Jason Mercier

Jason Mercier, an American poker player who came onto the poker scene when he won the European Poker Tour Sanremo Main Event in 2008, joined Team PokerStars in 2009. He continued on to multiple WSOP bracelets and an EPT win for overall earnings above $17 million.

He can be found online with his screen name, “JasonMercier.”

Jason Somerville

Jason Somerville

Jason Somerville, a New Yorker most affectionately known for his broadcasting career, his Twitch channel and online poker advocacy in the United States, became a PokerStars Pro in 2015. He’s also the mind behind the Run It Up bankroll challenge series, where he’s had 25 to 30 unique visits in the last two years.

He knows how to draw a crowd and boasts one WSOP bracelet.

Even with his crazy schedule, he finds time for online games on PokerStars as “JCarver.”

Vanessa Selbst

Vanessa Selbst

The second New Yorker on our list has not one, but three World Series of Poker bracelets and a spot within the top 100 of the All Time Money List.

A graduate of Yale and Yale Law, Vanessa Selbst is one of the top poker players out there, with total earnings exceeding $11 million and her 2013 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) $25,000 High Roller win nabbing her the highest-earning female poker player in history title. She is also the only player to achieve back-to-back North American Poker Tour titles.

Selbst joined PokerStars in 2010. Play her on PokerStars under the screen name “V. Selbst.”

Jake Cody

Jake Cody

An English professional poker player who joined PokerStars in 2013, Jake Cody has only cashed in one World Poker Tour event, but that cash brought him the title. He is one of few to obtain the Triple Crown honor, or three major poker titles: the World Series of Poker bracelet, the WPT and the European Poker Tour.

He can be found under the nickname, “neverbluff67.”

Barry Greenstein

Team PokerStars Pro Barry Greenstein

An American poker player from Chicago, Illinois, Barry Greenstein has long been seen as the “Robin Hood of Poker” after donating large portions of his winnings to charity. He joined PokerStars in 2006.

He has been in 13 WSOP final tables and made over 30 significant cashes, including bracelet wins in three. He has made won two WPT titles and made six table appearances.

As one of the poker veterans, it’s surprising he can still be found on PokerStars under “barryg1.”

Leo Fernandez

Leo Fernandez

Starting as a semi-professional chess player, Argentinian Leo Fernandez made his way into poker in 2005. He became a PokerStars Pro in 2009.

He’s third on the Argentina All Time Money list with over $2 million in total earnings live. He finished the 2011 PCA in second place and won the LAPT Panama Main Event the following year for $171,930.

He uses the screen name “LeoFernandez” on PokerStars.

André Akkari

André Akkari

Brazil’s André Akkari worked for a software company specializing in Flash animation before he became a poker player. He joined PokerStars in 2007 and had his largest cash to date in 2011 when he won a $1,500 No Limit Hold’em event at the WSOP, obtaining his first bracelet in the process.

Find him online at PokerStars under the screen name “AAkkari.”

Theo Jørgensen

Theo Jorgensen

This professional poker player started on the other side of the table, as a dealer in the casino. Denmark’s Theo Jørgensen joined Team PokerStars in 2010. Initially he took to seven-card stud games, winning his first big break in 2004 for $125,248. In 2007, he secured fifth place in a WSOP stud event; he would go on to win the £5,000 Pot Limit Omaha event for $397,617, taking his first bracelet.

He also has a WPT win under his belt. Find him online at PokerStars under the screen name ‘Theo J.’

Luca Pagano

Luca Pagano

Italian professional poker player Luca Pagano started like anyone else: at the free money tables.

After making his way to the high-stakes tables, Pagano found his way into the cashing out places, securing third in a Barcelona event in PokerStars European Poker Tour Season 1, sixth at the Grand Final in Monte Carlo during Season 4 and 20 EPT cashes.

In 2011, he won the IPT Sanremo. Find him online at the screen name “LucaPagano.”

Johnny Lodden

Johnny Lodden

Norway’s Johnny Lodden worked his way through cash games on PokerStars, eventually making his way into high stakes. In 2004, he won his first tournament: the 2004 St. Maarten Open. By 2009, he had joined PokerStars.

His best finish to date is at the 2013 PokerStars and Monte Carlo Casino EPT Grand Final where he finished third for $612,355. His total live earnings are just over $2.5 million.

Find him online on PokerStars as ‘johnnylodden’ on the global site and ‘Mariko2010’ on the French site.

Marcin Horecki

Marcin Horecki

Poland’s Marcin Horecki started his career skiing on a national alpine team, quit after an injury, went into financial business, played some Magic: The Gathering and then found poker.

His live earnings total to date is just over $1.3 million with his best cash at $555,627. He joined PokerStars in 2008 and can be found online under the screen name ‘Goral’ on the global site and as ‘BIackL0tus’ on the French site.

Victor Ramdin

Victor Ramdin

Born in Guyana but living in the Bronx, Victor Ramdin made his way into poker through his friends. After being taught to play, he secured his first big win in 2004 at the WPT Foxwoods Poker Classic after besting 431 players to win over $1.3 million. He’s made many final tables cashes in both the WPT and the WSOP, finishing 11th in one and 9th in the other.

He joined PokerStars in 2006. Find him online at PokerStars by the screen name “VictorRamdin.”

Bryan Huang

Bryan Huang

Coming in from Singapore, Bryan Huang is a rising star in Asia’s poker scene. Playing since 2006, Huang has received many accolades including a ‘Rookie of the Year’ vote from Australasia Magazine in 2008 and a ‘Asia Player of the Year’ vote in 2010.

He tops Singapore’s All Time Money List and can be found on his screen name,“BryanHuang” on the PokerStars global site, and as “BryanHuangFR” on the French site.

Celina Lin

Shanghai’s Celina Lin started off her poker career by building a $10,000 bankroll in three weeks. Her biggest live cash was at the Macau Poker Cup where she won the Red Dragon Main Event for $110,077.

She joined the PokerStars team in 2015. Find her online at PokerStars as “Celina Lin.”

Vivian Im

Vivian Im

Vivian Im found poker after her boyfriend did, thanks to Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier and his involvement in the Starcraft Circuit. Since then, she’s won the Asia Pacific Poker Tour Cebu Event for $134,142.

She joined PokerStars in 2011 and can be found online under the screen name, “Vivian Im.”

Felipe ‘Mojave’ Ramos

Team PokerStars Pro Felipe Ramos

Felipe Ramos is both a professional poker player and coach. He’s appeared at final tables at the Brazilian Series of Poker, European Poker Tour, Latin American Poker Tour and World Series.

His inspiration for poker, like many, was Daniel Negreanu. He joined PokerStars in 2015. Find him online under his nickname, which he is better known as, “Mojave.”

Aditya Agarwal

Aditya Agarwal

A Team PokerStars Pro by 2015, Aditya Agarwal has been an online poker player since 2004, cashing for over $4 million in the biggest PokerStars tournaments. You can find him at final tables across India or check out his rankings in the top 100 in 2008 and 2015 for the World Series of Poker.

Follow him online at PokerStars as “Adi Agarwal.”

Kosei Ichinose

Kosei Ichinose

Another 2015 Team PokerStars Pro, Kosei Ichinose was Japan’s first Supernova Elite player. He found poker in 2006 and has since had major cashes in the SCOOP, WCOOP and Sunday Major tournaments and taken trophies at the APPT, Macau Millions and Red Dragon Events.

Find him online on PokerStars as “K. Ichinose.” He formerly played as “shinbunshi.”

Chen-An Lin

Chen-An Lin

While Chen-An Lin joined PokerStars in 2015, he’s been cashing since 2009 when he decided to become a professional poker player. His first big tournament win was the Macau Poker Cup in October 2009 for HK$15,000. This year he won his largest cash to date in a hold’em event at the EPT Grand Final in Monte Carlo for $108,995.

Find him on PokerStars under the screen name “Chen-An Lin.”

Yaxi Zhu

Yaxi Zhu

Yaxi Zhu joined PokerStars in 2015. From China, she took her finance and business management background into the poker world, winning a number of notable cashes in the EPT and online in cash games, MTTs and heads-up Sit & Go tournaments at PokerStars.

You can find her on PokerStars under the screen name “Yaxi Zhu.”

Lex Veldhuis

Lex Veldhuis

Another Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier convert from StarCraft, Holland’s Lex Veldhuis started playing poker in 2005 when Grospellier paid his first $10 on PokerStars. Veldhius joined PokerStars Team Pro Online in 2015. The biggest cash of his career was attained at the World Series Poker final table when he finished seventh place for $277,939.

Find him on PokerStars as“L. Veldhuis” and is also known as Raszi.

Pier Paolo Fabretti

Pier Paolo Fabretti

Pier Paolo Fabretti started similarly to Veldhuis except with $5 of his own money heads up on PokerStars in 2005. The Italian’s biggest live cash was $93,722 at the IPT in Nova Gorica in a € 630 + 70 No Limit Hold'em Main Event where he got second place in 2013.

He uses the screen name “P.Fabretti” on PokerStars.

Randy Lew

Team PokerStars Pro Randy Lew

American Randy Lew passed the $1 million mark in cash game earnings in 2009, a blip that put him on the map as a grinder who rarely moved beyond the $5/$10 games. He became the second PokerStars’ honored VIP Club Hall of Famers after reaching 10 million lifetime VPPs in 2014. He had his largest cash when he won the APPT HK$30,000 No Limit Hold’em Main Event in Macau for $484,617.

Lew goes by the screen name “nanonoko” on PokerStars.

Adrienne Rowsome

Adrienne Rowsome

Canadian Adrienne Rowsome first started playing poker with her father when she was young and became a grinder as she played more and more with good results. She qualified for the WSOP in 2005, 2006 and 2007, and cashed within the top 100 in the WSOP Omaha events in 2008, 2009 and 2010.

This year she won her biggest cash at the PCA on Paradise Island, winning the $2,200 #68 Pot Limit Omaha Hi/Lo Eight-Handed Turbo event for $22,420.

She joined Team PokerStars Online in 2010 and her PokerStars ID is “talonchick.”

Mikhail Shalamov

Mikhail Shalamov

Russia’s Mikhail Shalamov is mainly a cash game player, but has also found his way into the cashes of the World Series and the Monte Carlo Grand Final at the European Poker Tour.

He completed a personal challenge of 40,008 hands in 19 hours, a record at the time of the achievement in 2009.

He joined PokerStars’ online team in 2011 and can be found playing on PokerStars as “innerpsy.”

Tyler Frost

Tyler Frost
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Tyler Frost was also part of the 2011 class that signed with the PokerStars Team Online. Friends in college introduced him to the game and he’s now a cash game specialist and so he focuses primarily on ring games, keeping his tournament cashes low.

His best result so far was in a $33 tournament where he got second place. He goes by “frosty012” on PokerStars.

Grzegorz Mikielewicz

Grzegorz Mikielewicz
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Poland’s Grzegorz Mikielewicz joined PokerStars in 2004. He has a reputation for being tight but aggressive and spends his time playing online and running poker schools and seminars for new players.

He can be found on PokerStars as “DeWarsaw.”

Jorge Limon

Jorge Limon

Mexican Jorge Limon decided to be a pro to see what he could make playing poker; now he’s a cash game specialist in the $3/$6 and $25/$50 No Limit Hold’em tables. He appeared onscreen for the PokerStars Latin America Poker Tour Rosario event in 2010. He joined PokerStars Team Online in 2011. He races cars when he’s not playing poker.

But when he does play, he plays under the screen name “Baalim.”

Mickey Petersen

Mickey Petersen

Magic: The Gathering brought yet another poker player into the fold with Denmark’s Mickey Petersen. He started playing for PokerStars Team Online in 2011 and has since scored big in the Spring Championship of Online Poker events.

His biggest cash to date was live at the EPT Copenhagen where he took the title and $444,595.

His PokerStars ID is “mement_mori.”

André Brito Coimbra

André Coimbra

Portuguese poker pro André Brito Coimbra is another Magic: The Gathering player who became a poker player after getting eighth in the Magic World Championship.

He won the Magic World Championship in 2009 to match his goal of Supernova status on PokerStars. By 2012, his new goal was to play all 100 events of the Micromillions III series.

Play with him on PokerStars by looking for his screen name,“acoimbra.”

George Lind

George Lind

This American poker player joined the PokerStars team in 2010, but the real lure to PokerStars for George Lind was the Supernova VIP status he wanted to obtain. He is known for multi-tabling high-stakes Sit & Go tournaments and for being the first player to reach 10 million VPPs.

Lind plays under the screen name “Jorj95” on PokerStars.

Felix Schneiders

Felix Schneiders
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German poker coach Felix Schneiders joined the PokerStars Online team in 2013 after playing in the semi-pro circuit of Magic: The Gathering and seeing other players make the transition in 2005.

His game of choice is no-limit hold’em six-max and he plays on PokerStars under “xflixx.”

Liliya ‘Liay5’ Novikova

Liliya Novikova

Liliya Novikova joined the PokerStars Online team in 2015. With a background in competitive gaming and her family teaching her five-card draw at age 5, Novikova eventually ended up in poker, playing turbo Sit & Go tournaments and hyper-turbo six-max games.

Her biggest live cash was $54,609 at the EPT EUREKA tournament in Prague, where she got first place in the €1,000 + 100 #43 No Limit Hold'em Deepstack Big Ante.

She can be found on PokerStars under the name “Liay5.”

Jaime Staples

Jaime Staples

Canadian Jaime Staples has received the most attention through his poker broadcasting on Twitch. He won the Big $109 twice in one month in 2015. Originally, he wanted to be a golfer and then instead he continued to win the online tourneys, like the Big $109, The Big $75, The Hot $11, the Omania $27 and more.

He joined PokerStars Online Team in 2015 and he can be found on PokerStars as “jaimestaples.”

Kevin Martin

Kevin Martin

Kevin Martin is one of the more recent additions to the online team, coming in 2016. The Canadian used to enjoy poker recreationally but then transitioned into a professional when his bankroll hit $15,000.

He concentrates on low-stakes MTTs and live streams in order to try to attract new players to the game.

He used to be known as “GarlicXToast,” but now goes by “KevinM987” on PokerStars.

Katerina Malasidou

Katerina Malasidou

Athen’s Katerina Malasidou was introduced to poker from her boyfriend at the time (now husband), André Coimbra. She won the ‘WBCOOP Best Female Blogger Award’ in 2013 and primarily considers herself a MTT player. Her total live earnings to date are $5,300, according to Hendon Mob.

She joined the online team in 2014 and she plays on PokerStars as “Katerina289.”

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