Poker Villains

In this week's edition of Poker Nation's blogs about poker in India, we have, TOP FIVE VILLAINS OF THE POKER WORLD

There are a few poker players who have earned an infamous spot in the most hated poker players list. So here are the top five current villains in the poker world:

Howard Lederer

Howard Lederer is on the list of due to his share in the breakdown of Full Tilt Poker. While he says that he's innocent of any misconduct but a very few people in poker actually take his word. As none of the US players have got their FTP balances back yet, players have nearly $400 million reasons to hate Howard.

Russ Hamilton

The asserted ringleader behind the UltimateBet cheating scandal, Hamilton is the most hated man in the poker world for many. It was found out afterwards that he was using a super user account to cheat players so the WSOP removed his championship banner for a number of years to contempt him further.

Ray Bitar

The only individual who could probably top Russ Hamilton in the minds of many poker players is Full Tilt's former CEO Ray Bitar. He is the primary reason for the breakdown of the company and his lack of communication post-Black Friday constructed more ill will towards him.

Phil Hellmuth

It was hard to put Phil on this list but he makes to most lists of most hated poker players based only on his attitude at the poker table. He is rude, arrogant, obnoxious and an extremely difficult person to get along with. Furthermore, he is the all-time WSOP bracelet leader and the only person to win both WSOP Main Event and WSOP Europe Main Event which brings a baggage of haters with it.

Chino Rheem

He is also called as the modern day T.J. Cloutier. Chino has developed a considerable debt load in the poker world and after he was exposed in public that he attempted to pay back his debts. Rumours say that he still owes a big amount and may have even taken his $111k One Drop High Roller stake and blown it on Baccarat.