UK Poker Player UK Poker Player Profiles

UK Poker Player Profiles

Below is a selection of UK poker players who you may well meet playing the live circuit. Most have had a lot of success and are winners of Worlds Series of Poker Bracelets, EPT Titles, GUKPT Winners and more. Here you can navigate to both player profiles and interviews of your favorite UK poker players.

The majority of the profiles and interviews are of course of faces familiar due to TV appearances, we will keep adding new content here so if there in anyone you want us to interview of profile please let us know.

  • 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 was brought to the fore ...
  • 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 until 18 years of age, ...
  • Pro Poker: Who’s the Greatest of the Greats? Poker has a long and interesting history, and this will no doubt be the case well into the future given the rise in popularity of online poker. By choosing to play poker online, you can have all the benefits of winning money while taking advantage of poker bonus offers. Poker is now one of the most ...
  • 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 enough in his skills to ...
  • 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 22 first stepped into the ...
  • 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 from a week of regular ...
  • 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 working UK poker player with ...
  • 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 been James first WSOP bracelet ...