i have played with quite a few. here are my favorites greg raymer the guy talks to you tells you what he thinks and why he thinks it. i have learned a lot from listening to him. chris moneymaker, he is also a class act very friendly, talkative and generally nice to be around. vanessa rousso she was kind of quiet but she was always getting into your head. i think she was great on big brother where she played that game like a poker game. at the table she was nice and very entertaining. I liked her a lot. now some i didn't like and remember this is only my OPINION. phil hellmuth i actually love the guy as a player but at a table he is all phil hellmuth he has a very big ego, well deserved just didn't learn much from listening to him about him. antinio esfandiari it was a charity event and it seemed to me that he just phoned it in. he was out early and out of there.
I actually meet Jonathan Little. He was a class act and actually talked poker with me for about 5 minutes. I also got to meet Greg Merson at charity event where I was part of a group of 6 to talk poker. He was amazing to talk to. Closest I got to playing against a pro was when Eric Seidel went to sit next to me when the dealer told him he was at the wrong table.
Played against Michael Mizrachi. He was on my direct left and he blind min-raised my big blind every orbit. This was a few years ago and didn't realize that pros treat these tour events that they are associated with so casually (meaning they are fine with a dozen or so reentrys)
I did play I few good tournaments in spain I had the opportunity opportunity to play against a very good players. This year I would like to some EPT an have the opportunity to play whit most of the famous poker players on TV.
Last year at WSOP, I got to meet our own Ryan Laplante, Mike Sexton, Anthony Zinno and sat next to Scott Stewart during the Colossus. I recognized many faces thru hallways but it was crazy in there in between events.
Yeah I just got back from the borgata winter open, was playing in the $400 buy in 100K GTD and sure shit who sits to my left was Joseph Cheong. Really nice guy, I did hold a conversation with him a few times, prob was at my table for a few hours. Good experience for me as i'm not a full reg player by all means. It's cool to see how they act and play even knowing these buy in's are on the small side for them and being super aggressive is I guess normal.
Met Money Maker when he came to Hollywood Casino years ago. He was pretty laid back. It was early in the morning so not a lot of tables were going, he answered a lot of people question but mainly everybody gave him enough space to play ended up getting in a decent sized pot with him but he mainly folded a lot
Been to Antonio Espandieri, Robl, and Dan Bilzarians house, but all on business. Robl was super nice and humble. Antonio was so disappointed when I played it off like I didnít know who he was (just didnít want to freak out), but then turned around and introduced himself. Heís the same guy on and off TV. Bilzarian was never home, but I met his brothers, super cool guys.