You will be amaze to know how the poker players feel they need a bit of extra help at the poker table. Weird behaviours, strange beliefs and lucky charms are truly big part of poker games.
Here is a list of pro poker players and the things they had brought with them to the games. They had the hope that Lady Luck will shine on them!
Fossilman’s Spooky Shades
Greg Raymer, the popular poker pro player has a hobby of gathering up fossils. He began playing poker during his university days, when he played for dimes and nickels. For that matter, he generally keeps a tiny fossil as a card defender while playing poker. Apart from this, he is also regarded for his amazing lizard-eye hologram sunglasses.
The eccentric Jesus look
Chris Ferguson, the famous American pro poker player is incredibly popular for his long hair cool mirror sunglasses, brown beard and signature cowboy hat. Chris got his nickname “Jesus” for his unconventional looks.
The Casper Gaurd
Contrary to other players, Doyle Brunson attained his nickname “Texas Dolly” for a spelling error on an entry form. Rather than his poker item. The 10-time WSOP bracelet winner is popular for having a novelty “Ghostbusters” cigarette lighter. It has “Dolly” as a name engraved on it. “Casper,” the Nickname of the lighter, add a bit of spice to the Brunson’s persona. He generally wears a cowboy hat every time he is playing poker.
Shark at the Poker Table
The well-known poker pro player of Costa Rican Humberto Brenes, who notes as “The Shark” in the world poker circuit, got his play name for his tendency of having a small toy shark which he uses as a card guard in poker events. Known for his intense playing style, Humberto can be seen exclaiming “the shark is hungry” every time he wins big pots.
The Orange Trademark
The favourite pro poker player Johnny Chan known for having a fresh orange on his poker playing table which has ultimately become his trademark. This poker pro confesses that he genuinely likes the smell of a refreshing orange more than the cigarettes’ smell.
Skullman Has a Bone to Pick
The recognized pro poker player from England i.e. Gerald David is famed for his bone-chilling dress and a skull which he uses as a protection for his cards. David, frequently seen in his distinctive outfit made of several skulls whenever he plays poker. His skull bracelet, the rings and necklace conveys the British pro’s intense playing style. He is widely referred to as “Skullman”.
The Poker Brat
Phil Helmuth, ‘The Poker Brat’, recognized for flashy clothes and themed vehicles for every WSOP’s opening night. The champion of 13 WSOP bracelets adding a Main Event victory in 1989, Phil also has other achievements including poker game commentary and promoting an online poker room to his record.
So, have you ever played a game or two of poker having your lucky charm or wearing particular behaviour along with you?