DANIEL - POKER JOURNAL
Top 5 Young Poker Pros Of The Future
20 Sep 2010
This list isn't designed to predict who the best five young players are, that exercise would be a waste of time since there are hundreds of great young players that I haven't played with, so there is no real way of me knowing.
The list I created is based on the following criteria: They will get plenty of TV time and people will like watching them play for various reasons. Each has something unique about them, whether it's personality, or even the way they play the game. Here are the top 5 players, 25 and under:
5. Annette Obrestad
4. Bill Reynolds
3. Viktor Blom: Not yet 21 years old this kid has become a legend in the poker world and what he did was reminiscent of Archie Karas when he made his epic degen run at the craps table. Blom took on the world's best... all of them, at the SAME time!
The way he manhandled Tom "Durr" Dwan in their heads up matches made the poker world take notice, and whatever this kid does, people will watch. I've never played against him, but people I respect have told me that his NLH skills are remarkable and he approaches the game like no other, absolutely fearless and fun to watch.
A tall, skinny, unassuming kid, people would watch him because of his poker skills and not so much his banter. He definitely has a "presence" at the table, but he lets his 7 bet all in over bet bluffs do the talking.
I'll imagine Blom doesn't like Daniel outing his identity too much.
was thinking this, too. that's sorta why i thought he must've confirmed it directly, otherwise, why put this sort of thing out there for the masses, as it were? i still love dn, but this whole thing is kinda... is puzzling.
5. Annette Oberstad: She has an online deal which basically ensures that she'll be showcased on many made for TV programs, and being a woman is one of the key reasons she'll get a lot of invites. That's not the only reason, however, as she had so much success prior to her turning 21 that there was a lot of hype surrounding Annette's results when she turned 21.
Annette is also very outspoken and has been quoted with some real doozies in her short career as she really doesn't pull any punches. In her first magazine interview she called Ted Forrest "The weakest player at the table" and has since called out women , claiming that they " all suck at poker" and also implied that she'd love to have Doyle Brunson at her table.
She's also been featured on TV with plenty of controversy, from berating Huck Seed about his play in the Doubles championship, as well as showing some frustration on ESPN against respected pro Chris Bjorin.
Annette combines the skill and brashness that would excite TV producers because you can never be sure what she'll say.