Joe Hachem is one of the most recognizable poker players in the world today. Thanks to his 2005 World Series of Poker* Main Event win he is known everywhere poker is played. He is no one-hit wonder however, as he has a second major title to his name, and he is regularly in the money at the best poker tournaments around the world. He’s a player that represents everything that is great about the game of poker, and here at his official website you can find out more about the man who conquered the world and won $7,500,000 in Las Vegas.
As the game of poker spreads around the globe, new territories are turning on to poker. One such place is Brazil, and at the forefront of poker success in that country is Andre Akkari. Andre is one of the breed of new pro players, ready to travel the world in search of elite poker competition, but also proud of where he comes from and excited to represent his country at the world’s best events.
Frenchman Bertrand Grospellier first tasted success in computer gaming, competing in the World Cyber Games well before discovering poker. One of the top ranked Starcraft players in world, Grospellier even lived in South Korea for a time, playing in the pro gaming leagues there. Thanks to a highly successful gaming career the name ‘ElkY’ is known to online gamers the world over, and after a friend introduced him to PokerStars, his obvious talent found an even wider audience.
No player in the history of the game has done more to raise the profile of poker than Chris Moneymaker. It was his win at the 2003 World Series of Poker* Main Event that allowed the game of poker to explode in the USA and beyond. His victory showed the world that anyone could make it big in poker and win huge sums of money. He qualified for that tournament on PokerStars, so it’s only right that he now represents Team PokerStars Pro.
Vanessa Rousso is one of the most recognizable poker players in the world today, and for a number of reasons. She has well over $3 million in live tournament earnings. She’s one of the games finest thinkers, applying advanced game theory to poker. She’s a regular at the world’s biggest tournaments, and she just loves poker - working in different ways to promote the game worldwide.