Personality: Phil Laak! Hands down. I loved watching him on Poker After Dark getting wasted and still playing for hundreds of thousands of dollars while acting like it was a 1/2 NL game. Just loosens the game up so much and ADMITS that the game is too good and big for him. Very fun!
Professional: Barry Greenstein. Never a bad word comes out of his mouth. The ups and downs look exactly the same on his face. Very well spoken on radio and TV shows. Just a perfect professional.
Pro I love to see lose: Tie Phil Hellmuth and Tony G. Both two douchebags. I love watching these two morons lose LARGE amounts of money on TV.
Best to watch play: Tom Dwan. call him what you want but he is the most creative player to win a pot. Fearless. Just amazing reads on people. Easily a top 3 best player in the world.
Will there ever be a poker show on tv like High Stakes Poker or Poker After Dark?? I always enjoyed Gabe Kaplan and his talk as an MC.
I don't know why they took it down, It was pretty popular. There is still the wsop - wpt - heartland poker tour that have a few showings - but nothing beats $500,000 - 1 mill buy in cash games - and Kaplan was the man.