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Top Celebrity Poker Players

by Murphy Evans

Turn the channel to any high-stakes poker occasion, and chances are high that you’ll see at any rate one Hollywood superstar in the main part of the activity. With adaptable timetables and bigger than-normal bankrolls, superstars have both the time and tendency to sharpen their poker playing aptitudes in competitions around the globe. A few, obviously, never transcend the position of beginner, yet others proceed to get comfortable countenances in the realm of poker. What follows is a rundown of ten of the best big name poker major parts on the planet (recorded in no specific request).

Ben Affleck – It’s difficult to contend Affleck’s status as extraordinary compared to other VIP poker major parts on the planet after he won the California State Poker Championship in June of 2004 (where he won $356,400). At the point when he’s not acting in films, for example, Daredevil or Armageddon, Affleck gathers vintage video-arcade machines and has been known to take poker exercises from experts like Amir Vahedi and Annie Duke. His success at the California Championship additionally qualified him for a seat at the 2004 World Poker Tour last competition.

Patrick Bruel – Patrick Bruel is a notable French artist and entertainer, having acted in more than 40 TV and film creations and recorded various top-selling collections. He likewise turns out to be an elite poker player. So while he may go unrecognized by American film crowds, poker players from around the globe will quickly perceive his face. Why? Indeed, in 1998 Patrick got a World Series of Poker arm band for winning the 1998 $5000 Limit Hold’em occasion. He has likewise positioned in the cash various occasions in WSOP occasions, and procured over $750,000 in live play occasions.

Jennifer Tilly – This Oscar-named entertainer has featured in such hits as The Fabulous Baker Boys and Bullets Over Broadway. Nonetheless, she has openly expressed that she’s getting more keen on poker than acting. One glance at her achievements in the poker world and it’s anything but difficult to perceive any reason why. In June of 2005, Tilly outlived 600 different players and won her first World Series of Poker arm band (and $158,625) in the Ladies’ No-Limit Hold’em occasion, turning into the primary VIP to do as such. She has likewise won the World Poker Tour Ladies Invitational Tournament and contended in Poker Royale, Poker Superstars, and Celebrity Poker Showdown.

Josh Malina – With acting credits, for example, Sports Night and The West Wing, Malina is a regarded entertainer of both the stage and screen. He is additionally an enthusiastic poker player. Indeed, when he was attempting to get his vocation off the ground, he would frequently play poker to have enough cash to pay his lease. Since he’s monetarily secure, Malina is spreading his affection for poker by delivering Bravo’s Celebrity Poker Showdown.

Matt Damon – After featuring in the poker film Rounders, you may anticipate that the world-well known Damon should feel comfortable around a deck of cards. He’s a standard contestant in the yearly World Series of Poker, and his most intriguing WSOP story happened in 1998. Miramax Studios entered both he and Edward Norton in the WSOP Main Event ($10,000 purchase in) to advance the impending Rounders. Damon played well, however he was killed on the primary day by poker legend Doyle Brunson after Damon’s pocket rulers neglected to beat Brunson’s pocket aces.

Tobey Maguire – In October of 2004, the star of the Spider-Man establishment showed his poker aptitudes by winning the first-historically speaking Phil Hellmuth Invitational Poker Tournament. He additionally got $95,480 for the success, causing Andy Bellin to comment to Phil Hellmuth, “This child could be a real star.” He has completed in the cash in a few different occasions and has gotten exercises from poker expert Daniel Negreanu. Also, remember that he’s just been playing earnestly since 2004.

James Woods – Having featured in motion pictures, for example, Salvador and Another Day in Paradise, James Woods is one of America’s most regarded entertainers. What’s more, in addition to the fact that he is a natural face in poker rooms the nation over, he’s additionally the essence of another poker site. Their selling point is that players get an opportunity to coordinate poker brains with top stars like Woods. Not that coordinating brains with Woods is a smart thought, considering he has a 180 I.Q. In 2006, Woods completed in 24th spot out of 692 at the L.A. Poker Classic for $40,000.

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