Literally millions and millions of people strive to be the next "big-time thing" in poker, but here is a short rundown on four of the more famous "great guys" of the game. Despite the fact that "nice" is associated with their names when you are facing them it is "no more Mr. Nice guy" up until they have put you out of the competition!

Daniel Negreanu

In Two Thousand and Four, his competition payouts added up to in excess of 4.4 million dollars and he attained two immensely admired awards in the WSOP Player of the Year and Cardplayer Magazine’s Competition Player of the Year. In February 2006 he was chosen Card Player’s Favourite Poker Player. Daniel still has the humility to speak to his fans about how they will be able to advance their own game.

Howard Lederer

Referred to as "The Professor" and brother of fellow poker pro Annie Duke. His accomplishments have lead to him making an educational poker video called "Secrets of No Limit Hold’em" and co hosting a tournament poker show for Fox. As of 2005, his total life winnings exceed $2.7 million.

Scotty Nguyen

Scott is one of the busiest players in professional poker and between 2000 to 2004 he placed in the money in excess of 100 events. He’s notorious for saying "yeah baby" during poker matches and also credited with the phrase "that’s poker baby" when alluding to a especially bad loss. As of Two Thousand and Six, his career earnings are almost $6 million.

Chris Ferguson

Chris has won five World Series of Poker titles with 2 of his wins happening in 2003. Has the alias "Jesus" due to his characteristic long hair and beard, along with his ability to toss cards quick enough to cut through bananas and pickles. As of 2005 his total live poker tourney earnings exceeded five million dollars.