UK Poker Player Profiles and Interviews

Profiles and Interviews

roland de wolfe

Roland de Wolfe Poker Player

Born in London, England, Roland de Wolfe became fascinated with card and gambling games during childhood, which he learned from other family members. He developed this passion further by playing against other friends from school, continuing throughout his education in journalism and early reporting jobs. His particular love for poker ...

Karl Mahrenholz

Karl Mahrenholz Poker Player

Unlike many who go on to enjoy a high flying future poker career, Karl Mahrenholtz seems to have started off frighteningly sensible. After graduating from the University of Bath in 2003, he started working at Deutsche Bank, pursuing a career in mergers and acquisitions. He did not start playing poker ...

Praz Bansi

Praz Bansi Poker Profile

Hailing from London,  Praz Bansi’s love for poker was sparked when he watched a friend win $50,000 in one sitting. While working as a recruitment consultant, he downloaded online poker software onto his work computer; beginning to play and teach the game to himself. After some minor success, he felt confidant ...

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Neil Channing UK Poker Player Profile

Neil Channing is truly a player who has climbed his way to the top. He enjoyed gambling and card games since he was 10, and wiped his friends wallets clean throughout high school. By the age of 20 he had moved his game onto the casino in Reading, and at ...

Sam Trickett

Sam Trickett

Although he is currently ranked as one of the UK’s best high-stakes poker players, Sam Trickett’s climb to the top was far from easy. After enjoying some success locally in his native Sheffield in 2005, Trickett soon realised he was making more from one night at the poker tables than ...

Neil Channing

Neil Channing Interview

Here in the UK there is one player whom everyone knows, whether it’s from playing live, listening to his commentary or watching him play on the TV. We are talking of course about Neil Channing, a household name and really nice guy. An ambassador of the game and possibly the hardest ...

James Akenhead

James Akenhead

A name which is well known to many UK Poker Players but one which is now apart of poker history, James Akenhead is a former railroad conductor turned poker pro who’s 2nd place finish at the 2008 WSOP will be remembered for ever (especially by him) this event should have ...