Be forewarned, this week’s Hold’em with Holloway has nothing to do with poker strategy. Instead, I’m using the column to share some completely meaningless information with you regarding some of your favorite poker players.
Over the course of my six years live reporting for PokerNews, I would occasionally take note of which poker pros were left-handed versus right-handed. I’d simply turn over my notepad and jot their name down in one of two columns as they bagged and tagged their chips at the end of the night.
Part boredom, part curiosity led to this lengthy list, which I thought I’d share with you today. As you’ll see, there were many more righties than lefties, though arguably the world’s most popular poker pro, Daniel Negreanu, was in the latter category.
Who knows, maybe one day there will be some sort of scientific correlation between being a successful poker player and one’s dominant hand? In the meantime, enjoy the novelty of my lists. Oh, for the record, the lists don’t take into account any of the players being ambidextrous.
Left-Handed Poker Players
|Paul Volpe||Mukul Pahuja||Mike McDonald||Poker reporters Frank op de Woerd & Benjo DiMeo||Anton Astapau|
|Theo Jorgensen||Nam Le||Daniel Negreanu||Joe Cada||Connor Drinan|
Right-Handed Poker Players
|Phil Ivey||Sylvain Loosli||Joao Vieira||Liv Boeree||David Yan|
|Vanessa Selbst||Liviu Ignat||Jean-Robert Bellande||Jonathan Duhamel||Andy Bloch|
|Brandon Shack-Harris||Anthony Zinno||Jeremy Ausmus||Jason Mercier||Mike Sexton|
|Jon Turner||Sorel Mizzi||Justin "BoostedJ" Smith||Ted Forrest||Andrew Chen|
|Maria Ho||Daniel Dvoress||Adrian Mateos||Ike Haxton||Thomas Muehloecker|
|Christoph Vogelsang||Ben Heath||Davidi Kitai||Brian Yoon||Dietrich Fast|
|Christopher Brammer||Luca Moschitta||Kitty Kuo||Jorma Nuutinen||Matthias De Meulder|
|Igor Kurganov||Jean-Noel Thorel||Timothy Adams||Charlie Carrel||Iaron Lightbourne|
|Ole Schemion||Konstantin Puchkov||David Peters||Jani Sointula||Vladimir Troyanovskiy|
|Julian Track||Remko Rinkema||Ivan Demidov||Nicholas Palma||John Juanda|
|Kevin MacPhee||Ari Engel||Dominik Nitsche||Alen Bilic||Daniel Cates|
|Bryn Kenney||Ankush Mandavia||Kathy Lehne||Dani Stern||Chris Hunichen|
|Elliott Smith||Olivier Busquet||Kenny Smaron||Rocco Palumbo||Ole Schemion|
|Michael Telker||Luc Greenwood||Faraz Jaka||Nick Yunis||Sam Stein|
|Dario Sammatino||JC Alvarado||Eugene Katchalov||Jason Les||Rainer Kempe|
|Jason Koon||Oliver Price||Ben Tollerene||Alex Lynskey||Chance Kornuth|
|Byron Kaverman||Sam Greenwood||Daniel Neilson||Brian Roberts||Niall Farrell|
|Mustapha Kanit||Benny Spindler||Erik Seidel||Michael Egan||Steve O'Dwyer|
|Michael Egan||Yaxi Zhu||Brian Rast||Chad Holloway|
*Lead photo courtesy whyarepeoplelefthanded.com.