MaxPen
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May 28th, 2019 at 2:49:11 PM permalink
Quote: Ayecarumba

Moneymaker was previously mentioned, Brunson wrote the book and Negreanu is a great player and better communicator. I could understand how they could be "influential". Chan, despite winning the big game back to back, hasn't really been in the media as the others. I'm not sure about him as top four. What about Johnny Moss, Phil Hellmuth, Mike Sexton or Vince Van Patten?



Chan with the back to back wins and portrayal of his character in movies brought the foundation of growth to the game. There are many arguments for his place. Brunson and Moneymaker are indusputable. Negreaneu cannot be ignored. He is and was the ultimate ambassador to the game and helped fuel the growth more than any other.
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May 28th, 2019 at 3:04:36 PM permalink
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. Negreaneu cannot be ignored. He is and was the ultimate ambassador to the game and helped fuel the growth more than any other.



Not withstanding the disaster his attempt to sell pieces of his WSOP was this weekend.

Good gamble on his part as it takes more luck than skill to win anymore in the Main Event.

That said it was a PR mess.
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May 28th, 2019 at 3:14:56 PM permalink
Moneymaker
Hellmuth
Unger
Negranau (or Brunson)
Living longer does not always infer +EV
PokerGrinder
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May 28th, 2019 at 3:27:00 PM permalink
Moneymaker (most important)
Unger
Brunson is too simple, I think you have to include all the old guys with Brunson.
Dwan

The reason I included Dwan is he became big when tv poker became big. Everyone loved the craziness of Dwan.
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May 28th, 2019 at 3:33:28 PM permalink
Strange that nobody mentions Phil Ivey. Not sure he belongs there, but worth a mention.
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PokerGrinder
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May 28th, 2019 at 3:36:04 PM permalink
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Strange that nobody mentions Phil Ivey. Not sure he belongs there, but worth a mention.


Tends to keep to himself, he doesn’t show much personality.
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Zcore13
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May 28th, 2019 at 3:58:26 PM permalink
Doyle Brunson
Phil Hulmuth
Chris Moneymaker
Johnny Chan

Honorable mentions:

Daniel Negreano
Phil Ivy
Gus Hansen
Antonio Esfandiari
Scotty Nguyen


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Ayecarumba
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May 28th, 2019 at 4:07:40 PM permalink
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Not withstanding the disaster his attempt to sell pieces of his WSOP was this weekend.

Good gamble on his part as it takes more luck than skill to win anymore in the Main Event.

That said it was a PR mess.



Maybe he used the same sales consultants as Burning Man??
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Zcore13
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May 28th, 2019 at 4:17:36 PM permalink
Quote: Boz

Not withstanding the disaster his attempt to sell pieces of his WSOP was this weekend.

Good gamble on his part as it takes more luck than skill to win anymore in the Main Event.

That said it was a PR mess.



Almost every full time player sells some of their action. Many are in debt to permanent stakeholders that fund all of their play. Very few use all their own money and keep it all when they win.


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Mooseton
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May 28th, 2019 at 4:31:12 PM permalink
Not looking it up, I have no idea who DWAN is.

Brunson
Moneymaker
Negreanu
Chan

Hard to limit it to just 4.
$1700, 18, 19, 1920, 40, 60,... :/ Thx 'Do it again'. I'll try

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