Poker Pros Quiz

Poker boasts some of the most colourful and eccentric of characters. Try this poker pros quiz to find out how gemmed up you are on trivia about some of the best poker players of all time. The correct answers are indicated below. Any score above 7 means you really know your poker pros.

1. Which player won the World Series of Poker a year after Chris Moneymaker, after winning a PokerStars satellite tournament?

Scotty Nguyen
Greg Raymer
Phil Hellmuth
Johnny Chan

2. Who currently holds more World Series of Poker bracelets than any other player?

Stu Ungar
Phil Hellmuth
Carlos Mortensen
Johnny Moss

3. Who was the first of the poker pros to win US$1 million in poker tournaments?

Doyle Brunson
Amarillo Slim
Chip Reese
Jack Keller

4. Who started the famous Horseshoe Casino in Las Vegas, and was rumoured to be a suspect in seven Texas murders?

Benny Binion
Sid Wyman
Amarillo Slim
Nick “the Greek” Dandalos

5. What is the real name of the poker pro better known as Amarillo Slim?

Crandell Addington
Walter Clyde Pearson
Thomas Austin Preston
Tom Abdo

6. In the movie Rounders, which poker player was taken on by Johnny Chan?

Robert Varkonyi
Antonio Esfandiari
Mike Matusow
Erik Seidel

7. Who is known for keeping a “lucky” orange next to him on the poker table in tournaments?

Scotty Nguyen
Johnny Chan
Daniel Negreanu
Phil Laak

8. Which poker legend is famous for a comeback in 1982, when he thought all his chips were spent but then found a single $500 chip hidden under a napkin?

Jack Straus
Johnny Moss
Stu Ungar
Doyle Brunson

9. Which of the poker pros was also known as one of the best gin rummy players of his time?

Doyle Brunson
Amarillo Slim
Johnny Moss
Stu Ungar

10. Which nineteenth-century poker player was famous for holding aces and eights, which became known as “The Dead Man’s Hand” after he was killed in a saloon shoot-out?

Edmond Hoyle
James Butler “Wild Bill” Hickok
Felton “Corky” McCorquodale
Red Winn