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Andrew Robl (born September 27, 1986) also known by his alias good2cu, is an American professional poker player from Okemos, Michigan who specializes in live and online high stakes cash games.
Anthony "Tony" Gregg (born 1986) is an American professional poker player best known for winning the $111,111 One Drop High Roller in 2013 for a prize of $4,830,000.
Anthony Zinno (born 1981) is a professional poker player from Cranston, Rhode Island.
Antonio "The Magician" Esfandiari, born Amir Esfandiary (امیر اسفندیاری; December 8, 1978), is a professional poker player and former professional magician, known for his elaborate chip tricks.
Benjamin Sulsky (born November 22, 1987) is an American professional poker player from Durham, New Hampshire, currently considered one of the best online cash game players in the world.
Bertrand Grospellier (born February 8, 1981 in Melun), also known as ElkY, is a French poker player and former StarCraft: Brood War and Warcraft III eSports player.
William G. Klein (born c. 1948) is a retired American businessman and poker player from Laguna Hills, California.
William O. Perkins III (born c. 1969) is an American hedge fund manager, film producer, and amateur poker player from Houston, Texas.
Bobby Baldwin (born c. 1950)MGM Mirage's 2006 proxy statement, filed on 4/30/2006, recorded Baldwin's age as 55 is a professional poker player, and casino executive.
Brian Rast (born November 8, 1981) is a professional poker player living in Las Vegas, Nevada.
In poker and gaming "buying in" is the process of entering a tournament that requires an up-front payment.
Caesars Entertainment Corporation, is an American gaming corporation based in Paradise, Nevada that owns and operates over 50 casinos and hotels, and seven golf courses under several brands.
Cary Steven Katz (born January 29, 1970) is an American businessman and semi-professional poker player.
Christoph Vogelsang (born 26 July 1985) is a German professional poker player from Sassenberg, Münster.
Cirque du Soleil ("Circus of the Sun" or "Sun Circus") is a Canadian entertainment company.
Daniel Alan Colman (born July 11, 1990) is an American professional poker player, originally from Holden, Massachusetts.
Dan Smith (born February 23, 1989 in Manalapan, NJ) is an American professional poker player.
Daniel Negreanu (born July 26, 1974) is a Canadian professional poker player who has won six World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelets and two World Poker Tour (WPT) championship titles.
David M. Einhorn (born November 20, 1968) is an American investor, hedge fund manager, and philanthropist.
Douglas Polk (born December 16, 1988) is an American professional poker player.
Elton Tsang Ka-wai (born 1980) is a Chinese Canadian poker player currently residing in Hong Kong.
The euro (sign: €; code: EUR) is the official currency of the European Union.
Fedor Holz (born 25 July 1993) is a German professional poker player from Saarbrücken who focuses on high roller tournaments.
Guy Laliberté, (born 2 September 1959) is a Canadian businessman, investor, poker player, and musician.
Haralabos "Bob" Voulgaris (born 1975) is a Greek Canadian professional gambler, primarily a sports bettor.
James Bord (born 1981), is a an entrepreneur.
Joseph "Joe" McKeehen (born June 28, 1991) is an American professional poker player and mind sports player from North Wales, Pennsylvania.
Jonathan Duhamel (born August 24, 1987) is a Canadian poker professional from Boucherville, Quebec, best known as the winner of the Main Event at the 2010 World Series of Poker (WSOP).
Las Vegas (Spanish for "The Meadows"), officially the City of Las Vegas and often known simply as Vegas, is the 28th-most populated city in the United States, the most populated city in the state of Nevada, and the county seat of Clark County.
For the last eight years, the largest tournament in the world has been the World Series of Poker Main Event.
Martin Jacobson (born 30 June 1987) is a Swedish professional poker player, originally from Stockholm, Sweden, but currently residing in London, England.
Nevada (see pronunciations) is a state in the Western, Mountain West, and Southwestern regions of the United States of America.
Nick Schulman (born September 18, 1984) is an American professional poker player.
One Drop is an international non-profit organization created by Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberté, focused on water initiatives.
Paul Newey (born c. 1968) is an English businessman and semi-professional poker player from Dorset, England who co-founded Ocean Finance and later New Wave Ventures.
Phillip Jerome Hellmuth Jr. (born July 16, 1964) is an American professional poker player who has won a record fourteen World Series of Poker bracelets.
Seng Chen "Richard" Yong (born 1957 or 1958) is a Malaysian businessman and poker player.
Rick Salomon (born January 24, 1969) is an American poker player, mostly known for his relationships with various female celebrities, including Elizabeth Daily, Shannen Doherty, Paris Hilton, and Pamela Anderson.
Russia (rɐˈsʲijə), officially the Russian Federation (p), is a country in Eurasia. At, Russia is the largest country in the world by area, covering more than one-eighth of the Earth's inhabited land area, and the ninth most populous, with over 144 million people as of December 2017, excluding Crimea. About 77% of the population live in the western, European part of the country. Russia's capital Moscow is one of the largest cities in the world; other major cities include Saint Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg and Nizhny Novgorod. Extending across the entirety of Northern Asia and much of Eastern Europe, Russia spans eleven time zones and incorporates a wide range of environments and landforms. From northwest to southeast, Russia shares land borders with Norway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland (both with Kaliningrad Oblast), Belarus, Ukraine, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, China, Mongolia and North Korea. It shares maritime borders with Japan by the Sea of Okhotsk and the U.S. state of Alaska across the Bering Strait. The East Slavs emerged as a recognizable group in Europe between the 3rd and 8th centuries AD. Founded and ruled by a Varangian warrior elite and their descendants, the medieval state of Rus arose in the 9th century. In 988 it adopted Orthodox Christianity from the Byzantine Empire, beginning the synthesis of Byzantine and Slavic cultures that defined Russian culture for the next millennium. Rus' ultimately disintegrated into a number of smaller states; most of the Rus' lands were overrun by the Mongol invasion and became tributaries of the nomadic Golden Horde in the 13th century. The Grand Duchy of Moscow gradually reunified the surrounding Russian principalities, achieved independence from the Golden Horde. By the 18th century, the nation had greatly expanded through conquest, annexation, and exploration to become the Russian Empire, which was the third largest empire in history, stretching from Poland on the west to Alaska on the east. Following the Russian Revolution, the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic became the largest and leading constituent of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, the world's first constitutionally socialist state. The Soviet Union played a decisive role in the Allied victory in World War II, and emerged as a recognized superpower and rival to the United States during the Cold War. The Soviet era saw some of the most significant technological achievements of the 20th century, including the world's first human-made satellite and the launching of the first humans in space. By the end of 1990, the Soviet Union had the world's second largest economy, largest standing military in the world and the largest stockpile of weapons of mass destruction. Following the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991, twelve independent republics emerged from the USSR: Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and the Baltic states regained independence: Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania; the Russian SFSR reconstituted itself as the Russian Federation and is recognized as the continuing legal personality and a successor of the Soviet Union. It is governed as a federal semi-presidential republic. The Russian economy ranks as the twelfth largest by nominal GDP and sixth largest by purchasing power parity in 2015. Russia's extensive mineral and energy resources are the largest such reserves in the world, making it one of the leading producers of oil and natural gas globally. The country is one of the five recognized nuclear weapons states and possesses the largest stockpile of weapons of mass destruction. Russia is a great power as well as a regional power and has been characterised as a potential superpower. It is a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council and an active global partner of ASEAN, as well as a member of the G20, the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), the Council of Europe, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), and the World Trade Organization (WTO), as well as being the leading member of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) and one of the five members of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU), along with Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan.
Sam Trickett (born 2 July 1986 in East Retford, Nottinghamshire, England) is an English professional poker player.
Scott Seiver (born April 14, 1985 in Columbus, Ohio) is a professional poker player from Cold Spring Harbor, New York, now residing in Las Vegas, Nevada who won the 2008 World Series of Poker $5,000 No Limit Hold'em event and is the winner of the $25,100 buy-in High Roller event at the 2010 L.A. Poker Classic.
Tobias Reinkemeier (born 7 April 1987) is a German professional poker player from Cuxhaven.
The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions.
The World Series of Poker (WSOP) is a series of poker tournaments held annually in Las Vegas and, since 2005, sponsored by Caesars Entertainment Corporation (known as Harrah's Entertainment until 2010).
The 2012 World Series of Poker was the 43rd annual World Series of Poker (WSOP).
The 2018 World Series of Poker (WSOP) is taking place from May 30 to July 17 at the Rio All Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.