of the older players I like minh the master. Of the newer players you have to love Gus Hanson very loose player and very talented. I do however love the methodical way Howard the professor and his sister Annie Duke play. Is she the number one womans player now?
I enjoy watching Daniel Negreanu play. He always seems to genuinely enjoy being at the table and maintains an even keel whether he's way up or making an early exit. Daniel is pleasantly ruthless. And I just love Doyle Brunson. He's the epitome of old school class. Wins with dignity, loses with dignity. Never gets ruffled. I pull for Dolly anytime he's at the table. (And if you haven't picked up your copy of "Super System II" yet, what the heck are you waiting on? It's AWESOME and an absolute must-have for any poker buff.)
I like Phil Ivey and Daniel Negreneu, I love both of there styles of play. I dont really car for John Degastino because of what he did last year during the uspc after he caught a bad beat. I know phil likes to whine and cry but I find that entertaining.
NOT EVEN CLOSE : PHIL HELMUTH...PUT ASIDE HIS WHINNING AND BITCHING...HE IS THE BEST I HAD THE CHANCE TO SEE IN ACTION AND OCCASIONALY BE AGAINST HIM IN CERTAIN TOURNAMENTS HE GIVES HIS BEST AND ONE OF THE MOST TALENTED
Definately Phil Ivey, i love just watching him do what he does best... play poker lol. You really can see the fire in his eyes as he stares down a bluff, or entices in one himself. He is still a young kid and i think he will be able to learn and grow
hellmuth cries too much for me (even if 75% of the time he has a valid reason)...annie duke beat him heads up and he didnt even make a mistake he just cried about her being a girl in that Tournament of Champs...He made an incredibly lay-down preflop in the wsop...rabbit cam showed his opponent to have pocket rockets and helmuth folded pocket cowboys...something i doubt i would be able to throw away..
Daniel Negreneu and Johnny Chan, and I cant stand Josh Arieh, he is so cocky, its almost funny how stupidly cocky he is. He just thinks his s#$% dont stink. Its one thing to know your good, and another to think your good.
Daniel Negraneu is by far my favortie poker star. He plays every type of poker and he plays them all well. I like that he is well rounded enough to be a force in 7-card and come back and dominate a Holdem tourney