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Brian Townsend: On His Collusion Allegations

Brian Townsend
We all heard about Tom "Durrrr" Dwan, Phil Ivey and Patrik Antonius sitting in on the online poker games. One of the biggest mover among poker player you may not know a lot about is Brian Townsend – largely known for his success playing No Limit Hold 'Em and Pot-Limit Omaha at Full Tilt Poker, playing under the nickname "sbrugby".

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Daniel Alaei: High Stakes Poker Player

Daniel Alaei
Daniel Alaei is perhaps best well known for his many appearances on popular television shows which feature cash game action, including the first three seasons of “High Stakes Poker”. Daniel Alaei outlasted 328 other poker players to take down the World Poker Tour (WPT) Doyle Brunson Classic Championship earlier this evening, taking home $1,428,430, an entry into the $25k WPT Championship and a Rolex watch in the process.

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Compilation Of Funny Gambling (Especially Poker) Jokes

Gambling has been a part of our daily life. Either you are a gambler or not, gambling is almost everywhere. At the malls or even in sidewalks. Different kinds of gambling has been spread thoughout different countries and continents. Even having their own rules and versions of the game.

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Tom “Durrrr” Dwan: Poker To Online Poker Champ

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One of the biggest and greatest names in high stakes cash game in a live poker and online poker player is Tom "Durrrr" Dwan. Whether he is at the high stakes tables on Full Tilt or featured on High Stakes Poker on GSN, in just 3 consecutive years, Tom Dwan has established a reputation that puts him on par with Phil Ivey, David Benyamine, and other poker pros.

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Mystery Swedish Poker Pro: Isildur1

A mystery Swedish online poker pro "Isildur1" has burst on to the scene on Full Tilt Poker last November of this year has caught the attention of many in the poker world. For several weeks now a player using the username Isildur1 has been tearing up the high stakes games on Full Tilt Poker.

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Lady Gaga's Poker Face in Palms Casino Resort Commercial

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The hit song "Poker Face" by pop superstar Lady Gaga has given her three-time Grammy Nomination including Record of the year and Best Dance Recording, not to mention worldwide success. Now one of the popular hotspot in Sin City, The Palms Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, will feature the said song at their newest ad campaign.

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$1M Poker Chip Countin' in Amazing Race Season 15 Finale

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After a lot of hardship this show offered it's players more challenges awaits for the last three teams. Their last stop is Las Vegas, the city of sins. But one of the highlights of this last race was counting one million dollar worth of poker chips and meeting Mr. Las Vegas. The Amazing Race Season 15 Finale was one breath-stopping episode you shouldn't miss.

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Shana Hiatt: The Hot and Sexy Female Face Of Poker

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Have you watched live poker tournaments like WPT or Poker After Dark? Or even try to play at online casinos? Well if you haven't then you probably been missing a lot of fun. Especially, if you haven't met our next HOT poker player. She (yes, a girl) is not just a poker player, before she was a model, an actress, and she also became a host of two prestigious poker tournaments on TV.

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Brande Roderick: Sexy Poker Playmate

Sexy Poker Playmate Brande Roderick
Playmate Brande Roderick is proving brains and beauty not only as being as omne of the Playboy's playmate, an actress, a model but also one of the hottest poker players. And now, Brande Roderick is outwardly having a poker tournament. Spend game day of $100 poker tournament entry fee at Binion's.

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Twilight Saga's Billy Burke on Poker

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Along with millions of fans going crazy about the Twilight Saga comes another thing to be obsessed of. Some of the Twilight Saga's cast are really going gaga over one of the most favorite casino game, Poker.

In my last post, I featured Kellan Lutz or Emmett Cullen in the movie. I also presented a link in my post where you can find the other Twilight Saga Cast like Peter Facinelli and Robert Pattinson. Now I want to introduce you to another Twilight Saga cast that also have a craving for Poker.

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Kellan Lutz: Poker Player Vampire

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As the Twilight saga skyrocketed in the big screen, this blood sucker poker player Emmett Cullen or Kellan Lutz in real life, was once played poker together with his twilight co-star Peter Facinelli's house. He also participated in the 3rd Annual Clear View Treatment Center Celebrity Charity Poker Tournament Hosted by Dennis Haskins.

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Trishelle Cannatella On Absolute Poker Team

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Everyone will put their fingers on Trishelle Cannatella right away from her over 30 television appearances on a motley collections of popular reality TV series, dramas, and specials participations.

With her participation in the TV reality show Real World: Las Vegas and since has showed up on a ever entertaining stints on Punk'd, Battle of the Network Reality Stars, and of course she stared in The Dukes of Hazzard: The Beginning, and Ninja Cheerleaders. Now, through her passion for acting and a consider as one of the best poker player which helped her to bring front and center, which might just bring you and beat her in online casino.

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Cornel Andrew Cimpan On His Second WPT Title

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Cornel Andrew Cimpan took down his second title in the 2009 World Poker Tour – Foxwoods World Poker Finals more than $900k after overpowering an intensely bull-headed final table. The WPT Foxwoods World Poker Finals was set for an exciting finale as the cast of poker pros consisted of 2 former WPT champions.

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Joe Cada The New Youngest WSOP Champion

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Joseph Cada realized that college wasn't meant for him. A college dropout from Shelby Township, Michigan. But his decision proved to be the most lucrative of all. He is the youngest poker player among the WSOP November Nine members. One of which is the crowd favorite, Phil Ivey, and a self-employed logger of Maryland, Darvin Moon.

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The WSOP Final Two Remains

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Yup, the final two are set! The 2009 40th Annual World Series of Poker World Championship reaches it's final two players. The Ultimate Everyman (Darvin Moon) and The Youngest-Ever Potential Champion (Joseph Cada) will resume play this monday at 10pm Pacific Time.

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Michelle and Ho Eliminated In The Amazing Race

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In the latest episode of the hit CBS reality show, The Amazing Race, Poker Players Tiffany Michelle and Maria Ho have been eliminated though defied many critics expectations. They were the only all-female team this season.

For those who aren't familiar with the TV show. The Amazing Race is a reality TV game show in which teams of two people race around the world in competition with other teams. Contestants must arrive first at "pit stops" at the end of each leg of the race to win prizes and to avoid coming last, which carries the possibility of elimination or a significant disadvantage in the following leg.

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Ambassador Of Poker Joins The Hall Of Fame

Mike "The Ambassador Of Poker" Sexton has been inducted as the newest member of The Poker Hall Of Fame this year. Mike Sexton has been in the poker industry for over 20 years. Mike Sexton is now the 38th member if the Poker Hall Of Fame, becoming the only member of the nine finalists this year to garner induction. The remaining eight candidates, who were under consideration this year, remain eligible for future consideration.

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Annie Duke's Celebrity Poker Night

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Annie Duke is putting another charity tournament and this time, the WPT, WSOP and Sports Legends Challenge join forces to its Celebrity Poker Night, a charity poker tournament for the benefit of the Decision Education Foundation.

The Celebrity Poker Night will take place at the Commerce Casino in Los Angeles . Celebrities and poker pros will all taking the felt incuding Shannon Elizabeth, Tobey Maguire, Ben Affleck, Mena Suvari, Van Nguyen, Phil Laak and Freddy Deeb. This gives all celebrities and poker pros will be having an evening of fun with a "home style" poker game.

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Chess Champion To Poker Champion: Howard “The Professor” Lederer

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Howard Lederer is consider as one of the most quick-witted and the best poker player nowadays with multiple World Series Of Poker bracelets and World Poker Tour titles and roughly $ 5,000,000 in total poker tournament earnings. He seems to have gained the respect of other players and shows a serious intellectual manner of play and it was perhaps this that entitled him the nickname of the professor by teaching his sister Annie Duke how to play poker.

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Tommy Vedes Wins At WPT Festa Al Lago

The final table of the 2009 World Poker Tour Festa al Lago Classic $15,000 No-Limit Hold’em championship commenced yesterday with 275 players had cut down its way down to the final six, and they returned to see who would win with the grand prize of $1,218,255.

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The Poker Legend: Doyle “Texas Dolly” Brunson

There's no stellar name in poker world than the most recognizable, respected and the most feared poker player - regardless of his age, none other than Doyle Brunson. Even as a young child, Brunson showed a competitive streak. His focus was not on cards, but on more physical, athletic pursuits, including track and field and basketball.

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World's Best Publisher And Poker Player: Barry Shulman

Barry Shulman, Poker PlayerBarry Shulman is famous in the world of poker, not only for being a player of remarkable skill, but also for being a tour de force poker industry and the owner and publisher of Card Player Magazine. Card Player Magazine is also known as the “bible in the poker industry” according to all world's best poker players in the poker business.

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Best Poker Players Nude In ESPN's Body Issue

Hot and Sexy Poker Players in a nude photoA sellout around the United States last week by the launching the Body Issue of “ESPN: The Magazine.” The periodical profiled athletes and their physiques and included an image of Phil Hellmuth, Scotty Nguyen, Jennifer Harman and Daniel Negreanu playing poker in the nude.

Apart from poker, other sports showcased in the magazine include boxing, bull riding, golf, baseball, Motocross, NASCAR, basketball, hockey, football, soccer, softball, swimming, surfing, tennis, track and field, and mixed martial arts.

The latest ESPN's Body Issue shocked the poker industry with some of the best poker player's nude photo. As poker players they concealed theirselves to others in poker tournaments so that they can bluff their way to victory, now they have revealed a lot of themselves in this latest publication.

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“We’ve always been committed to showing fans a different side of the sports and athletes they love,” said Gary Belsky, editor-in-chief of ESPN The Magazine. “This issue, from the amazing photos to the innovative journalism, is just our latest effort to do that. We’re very happy with the results.”

“Yikes,” said Jennifer Harman when she was reminded that ESPN The Magazine’s Body Issue.

Jennifer Harman holds 2 World Series of Poker bracelets in open events. In 2000 She won in the Deuce to 7 Draw event and in 2002 she won Limit Hold'em event.

Jennifer Harman admitted that she was nervous about the shoot but went ahead on the assurance of a friend. She said; “I got a phone call from one of my friends at ESPN. He said that it was going to be a good shot and that it would be done with a lot of class.”


Daniel Negreanu wasn’t overly concerned about stripping off after he learned off the other poker players taking part. He said; “It’s not like they were going to have Patrik Antonius or Gus Hansen there. I can fit in with this group.”

Daniel Negreanu or otherwise known as "Kid Poker" was born on July 26, 1974 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada to Ann and Constantin. After ten years, Daniel has achieved possibly the greatest live tournament results record ever seen. In 1998 at just 23 years old, he became the youngest ever player at the time to win a World Series bracelet, after taking down the $2,000 Pot Limit Hold’em event. This was to be the start of an incredible run of success at the WSOP, one that still shows no sign of stopping today.

Negreanu joked; “I worked out I had a nice tan going. I sucked my belly in and I was good to go.”

“This was the only co-ed photo shoot we did for the magazine, so that’s huge,” said Sarah Turcotte, the general editor for ESPN who worked on that particular photo shoot. “To go topless in front of your competitors, that’s tough…But the other players immensely respected Jennifer going into it, having already competed with her in high-stakes poker games.”

The entire photo shoot took about two hours, according to Turcotte.

“The atmosphere was pretty laid back, pretty easy going, a lot of laughing going on,” said Harman. “I felt comfortable. I’ve known these guys forever.”

The Body Issue of ESPN The Magazine are now available, get your copies now!

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Top Poker Tournaments In The World

Poker tournament has never been so in demand and the popularity of poker tournaments means great things for all poker players. There are more poker tournaments and more entrants which mean weaker competition overall, and greater prize pools. The rise in poker popularity can be hunt down to a few different things.

The poker tournaments are full of fun, thrill and excitement. If you think, playing in a live tournament is same as playing online. It is not the same. You witness the enthusiasm of other players and would miss out the electrifying atmosphere of the live tournaments.

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Model Gone Poker Pro: Patrik Antonius

Patrik Antonius looks to be as much on what his opponent isn’t willing to do, or what they are afraid of, as he is anything else. In most of his game, even with the best in the poker world, Patrik Antonius mixes up his game in the same style as Gus Hansen, but then tends to use pure aggression and well-timed moves to get opponent to lay down or get bowled over by his huge hands when he does hit them. Antonious also has a eagerness to put all his money on the line in spots when he could get called, if he believes he can make his opponent lay down.

As young Patrik wanted to be a professional tennis player but a serious back injury head off his dreams to come true. Instead poker was beginning to become more than just an interest. By being a self learned poker player, never having read a poker book or taken lessons from anyone.

At a compassionate age of 11 he started playing poker with his friends in his backyard. When he was 14 he played, the game that would become his future profession, on an almost daily basis.

He then went to work as a model, but he found the job mind-numbing. He eventually got into poker, using his modeling income as his bankroll. Patrik began turoning the corner of his poker game, and became a world's best poker player.

Patrik Antonius has become one of the most recognizable poker players at the felt with a great record to kick. Patrik had a big year in 2005, starting off by closely missing the final table of t2 World Poker Tour events.

He had 3 money finishes at the World Series of Poker, and finished 3rd at a European Poker Tour event in Barcelona. In October of 2005, Patrik Antonius won the EPT Baden Classic. He finished off the year by making his first WPT final table, finishing 2nd at the Five Diamond World Poker Classic.

Patrik then made the decision to move to Vegas where he would play online as well as live events. Things were really looking up as Patrik Antonius finished second to Doyle Brunson in the WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic at the Bellagio in 2005.

Antonius joined the Circle of Outlaws of Marcel Luske which is a poker group who primarily taught Patrick Antonius style including the Mizrachi brothers, Scott Flansburg, Luca Pagano, Noah Boeken, Erica Schoenberg, Jules Leyser, Frank Sinopoli and Marco Traniello who is the husband of professional poker star Jennifer Harman.

Patrik Antonius plays both online poker and live poker. He is most successful at the online Limit Holdem games. In September 2008, he finished second in the Full Tilt Poker Pot Limit Omaha Championship which won him $320,000. Patrik plays online at Full Tilt Poker under the screenname “Luigi66369,” which may soon be changing to “Patrik Antonius”.

Patrik Antonius has been in the same class to Phil Ivey and Barry Greenstein who also called him one of the biggest winners in the history of online poker.

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Mike “The Mouth” Matusow

Of all the poker players who have been just as stellar at creating a name for themselves with their undefeated strategies and styles as they’ve been with their play, Mike Matusow would have to rank at the top of the world's best poker players.

Mike Matusow is better known for being one of the games most vocal players. He is as well a very emotional player, and never holds back and flares up at the table. Matusow got his nickname “The Mouth” by being too run off at the mouth a lot at the table.

Though some think him one of the true entertainers in the pokergame. Others mull over him as one of the most peeving players at the poker table. Either way, both poker aficionados and television producers are exulted when Mike makes a televised final table, because they know that Matusow is both great entertainer and a great poker player.

His first experience with video poker left him addicted, although the instinctive casino advantage in such house games usually got the better of him back when he was just about 10 years old when he is interested in gambling that led him until he was old enough to visit several casinos and played.

At the end of the day, his friend taught him how to play table poker in the early '90s. He became at the top of the tree in a short period of time and would grind out his living at the low-limit tables. Becoming a knacker with the work-like environment of long hours at the low-limits, he became a dealer at a local casino in order to save up a substantial bankroll to take part at the higher limits.

After his shifts as a dealer, Matusow began to play games like Texas Hold’em and Omaha Hi-Lo. Eventually, he put on the back burner of being a dealer and decided to try his hand at making it as a professional poker player on his own.

While becoming a professional poker player at the $30-60 level, Mike's winnings were most often used up over the weekend due to sports betting. While his tournament and cash game winnings usually keep him well-off these days, Matusow often has several open debts due to his side-game gambling.

Mike Matusow's table manners is aggressive as his playing style constantly ranting at his opponents while unable to control his own emotional reactions to any bad break. Regardless of his debts, Mike won 2 World Series of Poker bracelets in his poker career and plays online at Full Tilt Poker.

Moreover, Mike Matusow has a strong record in poker tournaments, including WSOP wins in 1999 No-Limit Hold'em event and 2002 in Omaha High/Low event. He also finished 2nd in the 2004 World Poker Tour Poker Classic for $250,000.

He also made final tables at both the 2001 and 2005 WSOP Main Event. Perhaps most memorable was Mike's win at the 2005 WSOP Tournament of Champions, an invitation-only event that paid him $1,000,000 for the win following a brutal beat that left him in 9th place in the Main Event.

While making many final tables, the "Mike Matusow blow-up" is often held over his head for going down to close out tournaments and blowing off his remaining chips.

Despite his 2 WSOP bracelets and innumerable high finishes in other tournaments, Mike Matusow’s career hasn’t been without controversy. He did jail time in 2004 and 2005 after being caught with cocaine and has had to bend over backwards with a drug problem over the years.

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Playing Texas Hold'em Poker

Texas holdem poker is a smash online casino game without distinction. From being a fairly small game only played by old-school Texas gamblers, it’s now played by tons of people online and around the world.

Texas Holdem Poker is most popular from all the poker variants. It is very easy to learn poker but it is quite challenging and it can be also very time consuming to learn to play winning poker. Texas Holdem Poker is most popular from all the poker variants.

Playing Texas Hold'em

Texas Hold'em usually has a 9 or 10 players; any less and the game may be referred to as short handed. To know who starts the game a single card is dealt to each player; the highest card will be the first dealer. The dealer position is shown by a white plastic chip referred to as the button, which is also what the dealer position is called, sometimes referred to as being on the button.

After each round of play, sometimes called a hand, the dealer button rotates to the left, ensuring that everyone gets to play in this and all other positions.

First, the betting structure can differ. Sometimes bets are used, but most games start with 2 players to the left of the dealer placing out a regulated amount of money so there is an initial amount to get things started. This is called blind bets.

Next, the dealer shuffles up a standard deck of 52 playing cards.

Each is dealt 2 cards, face down called the hole or pocket cards.

The first move, falls on the player to the left of the big blind. He can either call the bet, raise it, or fold. Betting continues around the table, clockwise.

After the betting round ends, the dealer discards the top card of the deck. This is called a burn card to prevent cheating.

After the betting is completed, three cards are dealt face up in the center of the table, which is referred to as the board. The first 3 cards in Texas Hold'em are called the Flop. These are communal cards that anyone can use in combination with their 2 pocket cards to form a poker hand.

From the flop on, betting commences with the player to the dealer’s left, who can check or bet.

A 4th card is dealt face up onto the board. This is called fourth street or the turn card. Players can use this sixth card now to form a 5 card poker hand.

The player to the left of the dealer begins another round of betting. In many types of games, this is where the bet size doubles.

The final card is dealt face up. This card is also called fifth street or the river. Players can now use any of the 5 cards on the table or the 2 cards in their pocket to form a 5 card poker hand.

Finally, all of the players remaining in the game begin to reveal their hands. This begins with the player to the left of the last player to call. It's called the showdown. Players use a combination of their pocket cards and the community cards to form a poker hand.

The player who shows the best hand wins!

The game is fast and furious, with more players, bets, raises and re-raises than many other typical poker games. No wonder that Texas Holdem so enjoyable, and therefore the best online casino game at online casino.

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Hottest and Sexiest Male Poker Players

Poker is one of the most accomplished casino game both in land-based casino and in online. But what if it's being invaded by some of the Hollywood industries hottest and most accomplished celebrities and some of the gambling industries finest? The poker table sure will sizzle with red hot fiery men!

Ben Affleck

His real name is Benjamin Géza Affleck-Boldt born on August 15, 1972 in Berkeley, California. He is an American actor, film director and a screenwriter. He became known in the mid 1990s, after his involvement in the film Mallrats (1995) and later played the lead role in Chasing Amy in 1997. Affleck has since become an Academy Award winner for his screenplay in Good Will Hunting in 1997. He has established himself as a Hollywood leading man, having starred in several big budget films, such as Armageddon (1998), Pearl Harbor (2001), Changing Lanes (2002), The Sum of All Fears (2002) and Daredevil (2003).

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Poker Career
He has been a poker enthusiast and was mentored by poker pro and author, Annie Duke. Since he enlisted the help of Annie Duke, everyone started to notice his poker skills. He won the WPT $10,000 buy-in No-Limit Hold'em Tournament at the Commerce Casino. He became one of the player to watch out.

Patrik Antonius

Born December 13, 1980 in Helsinki, Finland. A Finnish professional poker player, former tennis player and coach, and model from Vantaa, Finland. He currently resides in Monte Carlo. Antonius was mentored by Marcel Lüske as a member of Luske's “Circle of Outlaws” and later advised by Jennifer Harman.

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Poker Career
Antonius began making a name for himself on the poker tournament circuit with two finishes near the final table of a European Poker Tour (EPT) event and a World Poker Tour (WPT) event, 12th at the EPT PokerStars Caribbean Adventure, then 15th at the WPT Bay 101 Shooting Stars event two months later, in early 2005. He went on to finish in the money in three events of the 2005 World Series of Poker (WSOP).

Matt Damon
Matthew Paige Damon (born October 8, 1970) is an American actor, writer and philanthropist whose career was launched following the success of the film Good Will Hunting, from a screenplay he co-wrote with friend Ben Affleck. The pair won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay and the Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay for the work and Damon garnered multiple nominations for Best Actor for his lead performance in the same film.

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Poker Career
Ben Affleck's childhood friend is one of Rounders main character. Before he shoot the film, he and Ed Norton studied how to play poker. He attended The Cannes Charity Poker Event.

Tobey MaGuire
Tobias Vincent "Tobey" Maguire (born June 27, 1975) is an American actor. He began his career in the 1980s, and has since become best known for his role as Peter Parker/Spider-Man in the Spider-Man films.

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Teddy Sheringham
Edward Paul "Teddy" Sheringham MBE (born 2 April 1966 in Highams Park, London) is a retired English professional footballer, and the father of footballer Charlie Sheringham. Sheringham played as a striker, and had a successful career at club level, winning almost every domestic honour available with his clubs, most notably the treble with Manchester United in the 1998-99 season, the pinacle of his career being both scoring and setting up the two last-minute goals in the European Cup final. Sheringham also represented England at international level. He was appointed as a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in June 2007. He retired from competitive football at the end of the 2007-08 season with Colchester United, at the age of 42.

George Clooney
George Timothy Clooney (born May 6, 1961) is an American actor, director, producer and screenwriter. Clooney has balanced his performances in big-budget blockbusters with work as a producer and director behind commercially riskier projects, as well as social and liberal political activism. On January 31, 2008, the United Nations named Clooney a "Messenger of Peace."

Brian McFadden
Brian Nicholas McFadden (born 12 April 1980) is an Irish singer and songwriter, who rose to fame with Irish boy band Westlife before quitting the band to forge his own solo career. He was married to former Atomic Kitten member Kerry Katona, and is now engaged to Australian pop star Delta Goodrem. Brian has found considerable success in Australia since his relationship with Delta Goodrem. He is also the brother of Grease actress Susan McFadden who competed in and won ITV's Grease is the Word, which was searching for an actor and an actress to play Danny and Sandy in the musical Grease in London's West End.

Adam Sandler
Adam Richard Sandler (born September 9, 1966) is an American comedian, actor, musician, screenwriter and film producer. After becoming a Saturday Night Live cast member, he went on to star in several Hollywood feature films that grossed over US$100 million at the box office. Though he is best known for his comedic roles, such as in the films Billy Madison (1995), Happy Gilmore (1996), Big Daddy (1999) and Mr. Deeds (2002), he has also had success in romantic and dramatic roles, such as in the films The Wedding Singer (1998), Punch-Drunk Love (2002), Spanglish (2004), Reign Over Me (2007), and Funny People (2009).

Benji Madden
Benji Madden (born Benjamin Levi Combs on March 11, 1979) is an American record producer, DJ and the guitarist and backup vocalist for the band Good Charlotte, he co-founded with his identical twin brother, Joel Madden.

Marlon Wayans
Marlon L. Wayans (born July 23, 1972) is an American actor, producer, comedian, writer, and director of movies, beginning with his role as a pedestrian in I'm Gonna Git You Sucka in 1988. He is known for mostly teaming with his brother Shawn Wayans, in movies such as Scary Movie, Scary Movie 2, White Chicks, Little Man, and the dance parody film, Dance Flick. He recently appeared in G. I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra.

Matthew Perry
Matthew Langford Perry (born August 19, 1969) is a Canadian-American actor. He played Chandler Bing on the NBC sitcom Friends for ten years between 1994 and 2004, earning a Primetime Emmy Award nomination in 2002. He was nominated for a Golden Globe for his role in The Ron Clark Story.

Lou Diamond Phillips
Lou Diamond Phillips (born February 17, 1962), born Lou Diamond Upchurch, is an American film, television, and stage actor. He is perhaps best known for his portrayal of Ritchie Valens in the 1987 biopic hit La Bamba. He earned a supporting actor Golden Globe Award nomination for his role in Stand and Deliver and a Tony Award nomination for his role in The King and I. He has recently become notable for finishing in the top 3% of the field in the 2009 World Series of Poker World Championships No Limit Texas hold 'em main event.

Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio (born November 11, 1974) is an American actor and film producer whose career rose with his role in the television sit-com Growing Pains. His critically acclaimed breakthrough film performance came in This Boy's Life, and was quickly followed by What's Eating Gilbert Grape. His performance as the mentally handicapped brother of Johnny Depp, in the title role, brought him nominations for the Golden Globe and Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. He gained fame for his role as Jack Dawson in Titanic, and has starred in many other successful films including Romeo + Juliet, Catch Me If You Can, and Blood Diamond, for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor.

Michael Greco
Michael Greco was born in 1970, and is an English actor and poker player. He was educated in Surrey, England at Reigate College. Internet rumours claim he was born in Dunbar, Scotland, but Greco himself states that this is false, and that he grew up in London.

Michael Phelps
Michael Fred Phelps (born June 30, 1985 in Baltimore, Maryland) is an American swimmer who is generally considered the greatest swimmer of all time as well as one of the greatest Olympians of all time. He has won 14 career Olympic gold medals, the most by any Olympian. As of August 2, 2009, Phelps has broken thirty-seven world records in swimming.

Gus Hansen
Gustav Hansen (born February 13, 1974 outside Copenhagen, Denmark) is a professional Danish poker player who lives in Monaco. In his poker career Hansen has won a record three World Poker Tour open titles, the 2007 Aussie Millions main event and was the season one winner of the Poker Superstars Invitational Tournament. Before turning to playing poker professionally in 1997, Hansen was a world class backgammon player and a youth tennis champion. He was known for being a sports enthusiast throughout his teens, competing in several indoor and outdoor sports as a successful junior athlete. In 2000, he moved to New York City, and tried to make a living playing professional backgammon, but found the field too small for his taste.

Boris Becker
Boris Franz Becker (born 22 November 1967) is a former World No. 1 professional tennis player from Germany. He is a six-time Grand Slam singles champion, an Olympic gold medalist, and the youngest-ever winner of the men's singles title at Wimbledon at the age of 17. Tennis Magazine put Becker in 18th place on its list of the 40 greatest tennis players from 1965 to 2005.[1] Since he retired from the professional tour, media work and his personal life have kept him in the headlines.

Matt Hawrilenko
Matt Hawrilenko is one of the world’s leading Limit Hold ‘em players, utilizing his math skills to specialize in heads-up ring games. Born just outside of Boston in Hanover, MA, Matt first discovered poker in the summer of 2003 during an internship in Washington, DC. He took to the game very quickly and was playing poker full time within two years.

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