The gamut of poker enthusiasts in the online poker world, who usually have all their focus on the high stake poker games of the world predominantly conducted on Full Tilt Poker and PokerStars are now noticing a brand new group of poker personalities mushrooming on the internet. After the FBI shutdown of Full Tilt poker, PokerStars and Absolute Poker, the poker community has noticed that most of the top poker players like Negreanu, Dwan and Ivey have moved out of the spotlight and are no longer making news. Railbirds who once followed popular online poker tourneys like the Durrrr Challenge are now at a loss for players to support and go against, after the closure of the Big 3 on the 15th of last month.
It would appear that the names that we have usually heard of and those that are synonymous to the online poker games are Tom “Durrrr” Dwan, Scott “URnotINdanger2”, Palmer, Phil Ivey, OMGClayAiken and the others are slowly taking a back seat when it comes to their popularity. Surprisingly, the names that are getting ready to replace them belong to a brand new set of people, whoa re lesser known high stake poker warriors. Fortunately or unfortunately, prior to the FBI shutdown no-one knew about their existence and they were hardly a part of these nosebleeds. However, these ex-silent poker pros now are taking their turns to hit the poker tables and are making the news.
Some of the online poker enthusiasts who have always been playing high stake games at Full Tilt Poker even after the big FBI shutdown include Gus Hansen, Patrik Antonius and kagome kagome; most of these poker players are non-US poker players. Other short term nosebleed poker players like Ziigmund, Rui Cao, Jens “Ingenious89/Jeans89″ Kyllönen, Andreas “skjervoy” Torbergsen and XWINK are now moving into place to fill in the gaps of the absent American players.
While plenty of poker fans anticipated the whole US poker industry to sort of collapse after the US shutdown of the world’s biggest poker sites, they were all quite surprised to be victims of some of the world’s largest poker scams subsequent to the crackdown. In the spirit of such changes taking place in the online poker world, it would definitely be intriguing to see which American player will reenter the spotlight by migrating from the US.