Dani “Ansky” Stern Becomes Latest Addition To The “Brunson 10”November 12, 2009 10:15 am
Ever since DoylesRoom announced their quest to find 10 young pros to inspire “the next generation of legends to rise up and follow in the footsteps of the greatest man to ever play the game,” Doyle has been searching high and wide for the brightest young talents in the poker world.
The “Brunson 10,” as they are called, have now reached their half way point as 22-year-old Dani “Ansky” Stern joins Chris “Moorman1” Moorman, Amit “amak316’ Makhija, Alec “traheho” Torelli, and Zachary “Crazy Zachary” Clark at DoylesRoom.
Brunson sure knows how to pick them and Stern, who recently gained some high television exposure as one of the house mates on the popular G4TV show “Two Months, Two Million,” has never looked back since turning his initial $20 online deposit into a $25-$50 no-limit hold’em bankroll, and $800,000 in tournament winnings. Another achievement which would have impressed Doyle would have been Stern’s impressive fourth-place finish at this year’s WSOP $40,000 40th Annual No Limit Hold’em event where he picked up $548,315.
Commenting on his latest signing, Doyle said: “I’ve seen Ansky play on TV, I’ve seen him play online, and I’ve seen him talk poker like someone who’s been playing for decades.Dani ‘Anksy’ Stern is the future of this game, and I’m proud to have him on my team.”
Stern grew up on the Upper West Side of Manhattan and attended McGill University in Montreal. He now lives in New York where he is a DeucesCracked instructor and he considers one of his biggest advantages in poker as being able to know his opponents better than they know him. “I have put a lot of thought and effort into studying my frequent foes in my games,” he explains.
For any aspiring poker players out there hoping to carve a career out for themselves in poker, Stern had this simple message: “Dealing with the swings and emotions at high stakes is no joke, and can really drive a man insane. If you feel like you have the balls for 100k break even stretches, 30+ buy in downswings, multiple losing months a year, and nonstop pressure from some of the most ferocious poker players in the world, then aspire all you want.”