12 Poker Players I would Sign to a Sponsorship Deal Part 1

In this article I’ll take a look at the 10 poker players I would select if I had the chance to create a team of 10 poker pros for an online poker room.

In return for my sponsorship dollars I want/expect the following things:

  • The player must be active on social media, blogs, and forums
  • The player must be approachable and accommodating when it comes to interviews
  • The player must have an impeccable reputations
  • The player will not turn off new players
  • The player must be friendly and talkative at the tables

The above criterion is obviously my “wish list” and very few players can actually say they fit into each of those categories, so I’m willing to overlook one or two flaws if they make up for it in another area.

These are the players I would be willing to send the farthest corners of the globe to play in poker tournaments, and the dozen players I want representing my brand.

Here are the first six (my Superstar Dream Team):

Daniel Negreanu

No team of sponsored pros would be complete without Daniel Negreanu, arguably the most famous poker player in the game. Negreanu is a true ambassador for poker, willing to chat with anyone at any time, almost always in a good mood, and extremely outspoken when it comes to his ideas for bettering the game.

Phil Hellmuth

Hellmuth is another must-have player for any team of sponsored players. There is no better self-promoter in poker than the Poker Brat, and whether people love him or hate him, he brings people into the mix.

Sam Trickett

Trickett is young, successful, and one of the few alpha-males in poker. I would say that along with Negreanu, Trickett is the only player who satisfies all of the criteria I listed above.

Antonio Esfandiari

Antonio is outgoing, and can play to the younger players with his prop bets and antics, and he is able to flip a switch and become a very serious commentator on the game.

Vanessa Selbst

Hands down, Vanessa is the best female poker player in the game. Selbst is also very active in the poker community, with a presence on social media and forums, where she is always offering up insightful opinions.

Viktor Blom

Plain and simple, people want to know what is going on with Isildur1. Blom is definitely a bit of a loose cannon, and capable of vanishing for months on end, but I’m willing to overlook his eccentricities to bring him on board, as he creates an instant buzz.

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