Who's Who? The players behind some of the most familiar online poker screen-names

At any given time there are usually about 7,000 players playing on PokerStars, but we hear more about a handful of them than all of the rest combined. That's because, as in all disciplines with a high skill factor, the cream rises to the top.

But who are these people? Who are the real players behind the online screen-names who tend to dominate at the PokerStars tables?

In some cases, we just don't know. PokerStars permits players anonymity, and we are no wiser at PokerStars Blog as to many of the players' identities as you are. But we also have access to social media and other outlets, and we meet people at events, where we'll sometimes ask them their screen-names. Consequently, we've built up quite a knowledge base of players and their aliases. And it's time to share it.

Here's our list of PokerStars screen-names and the real people we know are behind them.

Who are all these players?

The list features only players whose screen-names are either common knowledge or who have volunteered the information online -- usually via a social media account, a results-tracking service (such as Pocket Fives), an interview or part of a coaching offer. The "Nationality" field shows the country in which they hold a passport, but the "Based" field shows the country in which their PokerStars account is currently registered, and from which they play online. (This is subject to change as players move around.)

This is far from exhaustive and it is likely to be updated as and when we learn more.

Online nameReal nameNationalityBased
26071985Christoph VogelsangGermanyUK
€urop€anSamuel VousdenFinlandFinland
1_conor_b_1Conor BeresfordUKUK
2pacnrw16Dietrich FastGermanyAustria
AaronBeenAaron BeenUSAMexico
aDrENalin710Denis StrebkovRussiaRussia
Aggro SantosScott MargeresonUKMexico
Amadi_17Adrian MateosSpainUK
Andy McLEODJames ObstAustraliaCosta Rica
apestylesJon Van FleetUSACanada
Apotheosis92Christopher KrukCanadaCanada
baeks22Stefan SchillhabelGermanyAustria
BelabacsiPeter TraplyHungaryHungary
Ben86Ben TollereneUSACanada
Big HuniChris HunichenUSACosta Rica
bigfox86Alex FoxenUSACanada
BillLewinskyJoris RuijsNetherlandsNetherlands
Bit2EasyLuke ReevesUKUK
blanconegroConnor DrinanUSAMexico
BounatirouDominik NitscheGermanyUK
BrynKenneyBryn KenneyUSACanada
buck21Shaun BuchananCanadaCanada
C.Darwin2Simon MattssonSwedenSweden
caeciliusNick PetrangeloUSACanada
cal42688Calvin AndersonUSA 
cocojamb0Ognjan DimovBulgariaBulgaria
coliseaDzmitry UrbanovichPolandBelarus
CrabMakiDave ShallowUKUK
CrownUpGuyFedor HolzGermanyAustria
Danny98765Dan SmithUSA 
dans170'Danilo de Lima DemetrioBrazilBrazil
dariepokerVlad DarieRomaniaRomania
darreneliasDarren EliasCanadaCanada
daskalos20Andreas ChristoforouCyprusCyprus
dpeters17David PetersUSACanada
eisenhower1Christian JeppssonSwedenSweden
Epiphany77Charlie CarrelUKUK
firaldo87Niall FarrellUKUK
fish2013Mikita BadziakouskiBelarusBelarus
Flush_EntityGriffin BengerCanadaCanada
Gboro780Steve GrossUSA 
go0se.core!Steffen SontheimerGermanyAustria
goleafsgoehMike LeahCanadaCanada
gordon0410Vicent BoscaSpainUK
GraftekkelJans ArendsNetherlandsNetherlands
Greenstone25Johannes KorsarSwedenSweden
Gunning4youScott SeiverUSACanada
HealTheWorldJulian ThomasGermanyAustria
IgorkarkarofSimon Rønnow PedersenDenmarkDenmark
ImDaNutsChristopher OliverUSACosta Rica
ImluckboxMichael AddamoAustraliaThailand
INeedMassariJoao SimaoBrazilBrazil
ISILDRooNLeo NordinSwedenSweden
Isildur1Viktor BlomSwedenSweden
JabracadaTom HallUKUK
jakoon1985Jason KoonUSACanada
Jeans89Jens KyllonenFinlandFinland
joisoAlexander KostritsynRussiaRussia
josef_shvejkArsenii KarmatckiiRussiaUK
JWPRODIGYJordan WestmorlandUSAThailand
kelvin_fp:arKelvin KerberBrazilBrazil
KKremateThiago CremaBrazilBrazil
KovalskiFabiano KovalskiBrazilBrazil
krakukraKonstantin MaslakRussiaRussia
krissyb24Kristen BicknellCanadaCanada
Kroko-dillAndrey ZaichenkoRussiaRussia
KuuLDimitar DanchevBulgariaBulgaria
lasagnaaammmMustapha KanitItalyUK
lb6121Luke SchwartzUKUK
lechuckpokerIgor KurganovRussiaRussia
Lena900Niklas AstedtSwedenSweden
limitlessWiktor MalinowskiPolandPoland
LLinusLLoveLinus LoeligerSwitzerlandSwitzerland
LrslzkSami KelopuroFinlandFinland
Malaka$tyleJuan PardoSpainUK
MastaP89Pius HeinzGermanyAustria
mczhangMichael ZhangUKUK
mindgamerStefan JedlickaAustriaAustria
Moorman1Chris MoormanUKUK
Mr. Tim CaumSteve O'DwyerIrelandIreland
mrAndreeewAndreas BerggrenSwedenSweden
mrsweets28Phil GalfondUSACanada
munchenHBMike TelkerUSACosta Rica
nastyminderDinesh AltSwitzerlandSwitzerland
Naza114Joao VieiraPortugalNetherlands
NegriinIvan LucaArgentinaArgentina
NL_ProfitAnatoly FilatovRussiaRussia
Odd_OddsenOla AmundsgårdFinlandFinland
omaha4rollzLaszlo BujtasHungaryHungary
OrpTheTurkOrpen KisacikogluUKUK
OxotaDaniel DvoressCanadaCanada
p0cket00Sebastian SikorskiCanadaCanada
PaDiLhA SPPedro PadhilaBrazilBrazil
PäffchenPascal HartmannGermanyAustria
Pass_72Pascal LefrancoisCanadaCanada
philivey2694Isaac HaxtonUSAMalta
pleno1Patrick LeonardUKUK
PokerKaiserNicolas FierroChileChile
pokerklukaLuuk GielesNetherlandsNetherlands
prebzPreben StokkanNorwayNorway
probirsAndras NemethHungaryHungary
prot0Jordi UrlingsNetherlandsMalta
PROTENTIALmnRyan LaplanteUSACanada
ProudflopJonathan ProudfootUKUK
raconteurRichard GrykoUKUK
raidalotTalal ShakerchiUKUK
robinhoRobin YlitaloSwedenSweden
ROFLshoveKahle BurnsAustraliaMexico
RomeOproRoman RomanovskyRussiaRussia
RuiNFRui FerreiraPortugalNetherlands
samsquidSam GraftonUKUK
Sauce123Ben SulskyUSACanada
Secret_M0d3Dario SammartinoItalyAustria
shaundeebShaun DeebUSAMexico
Simon1471Simon HigginsUKUK
SirWattsMike WatsonCanadaCanada
SkaiWalkurrrRachid Ben SheriffUKUK
SpaceyFCBKenny HallaertBelgiumUK
srxakgironaSergi ReixachSpainUK
ssicK_OnEClaas SegebrechtGermanyAustria
steakaddict.Alexandru PapazianRomaniaRomania
stevie444Stephen ChidwickUKUK
Str8$$$HomeySam GreenwoodCanadaCanada
SvZffSteven van ZadelhoffNetherlandsMalta
TankanzaGianluca SperanzaItalyAustria
theNERDguyYuri MartinsBrazilBrazil
Ti0373Gleb TremzinRussiaRussia
Tim0theeTimothy AdamsCanadaCanada
TomateeFrancisco BenitezUruguayUruguay
tonkaaaaParker TalbotUKUK
TruetellerTimofey KuznetsovRussiaRussia
veeeaArtem VezhenkovRussiaRussia
vovtroyVladimir TroyanovskiyRussiaRussia
wizowizoOle SchemionGermanyAustria
WushuTMThomas MuehloeckerAustriaAustria
YRWTHMELTHRLuc GreenwoodCanadaCanada
ZeeJustinJustin BonomoUSACanada