Top 5 Poker Drinkers

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.

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.
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