We look at the five poker players who are best known for enjoying a small drink whilst at the table…
1. Scotty Nguyen
At the final table of the 2008 WSOP $50k H.O.R.S.E. the Michelob Ultra-swilling Prince of Poker abused waitresses and tried to collude with Erick Lindgren. Scotty went on to win, proving that – sometimes – drinking pays off. www.tinyurl.com/scottydrunk
2. Ilari ‘Zii gmund’ Sahamies
It’s hard to show drunkenness when you’re playing online – but somehow infamous PLO degen Ziigmund manages it. The Finnish superstar once lost $700k in a single smashed-up online session.
3. Padraig Parkinson
Irishmen are known for their love of the craic. Nobody represents this better than loveable rogue Padraig Parkinson. He is rarely seen without a Guinness in hand and no Irish Open is the same without Padraig propping up the bar.
4. David Diaz
The inspirational, one-armed bracelet winner and cancer survivor apparently got so drunk and abusive in a bar at the Rio casino that Caesars have banned him from all of their properties, including future WSOP events.
5. Gavin Smith
Canadian jokester Gavin Smith has somehow accrued $6.2m in tournament winnings, despite always chain-drinking strong cocktails at the poker table.