No Joke, millions and millions of individuals strive to be the next "star" in poker, but here is a short list of 4 of the more noteworthy "charming players" of poker. Granted "nice" is associated with their names when you are playing them it’s "no more Mr. Nice guy" until they have put you out of the game!

Daniel Negreanu

In Two Thousand and Four, his tournament payouts amounted to in excess of four and a half million dollars and he won two highly respected awards in the WSOP Player of the Year and Cardplayer Magazine’s Competition Player of the Year. In Feb 2006 he was chosen Card Player’s Favourite Poker Player. He still has the decency to speak to his admirers about how they can boost their own game.

Howard Lederer

Known as "The Professor" and sibling of fellow poker pro Annie Duke. His achievements have allowed him to make an instructional video named "Secrets of No Limit Hold’em" and also hosting a tournament poker show for Fox TV. As of 2005, his total life winnings exceed 2.7 million dollars.

Scotty Nguyen

Scotty is one of the most active players in poker and from 2000 and Two Thousand and Four he placed in the money in well over 100 tournaments. He’s notorious for saying "yeah baby" during poker games and also coined the term "that’s poker baby" when alluding to a particularly bad loss. As of 2006, his life time winnings are almost $6 million.

Chris Ferguson

Chris has captured five WSOP titles with 2 of his successes coming in Two Thousand and Three. Chris has the alias "Jesus" because of his characteristic long hair and beard, and is able to toss playing cards quick enough to cut through pickles and bananas. As of Two Thousand and Five his total live poker tournament earnings exceeded $5 million.