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Entertainers Win At Poker

Jul 23, 2008
Poker players have become celebrities. Celebrities are flocking to poker. Let's look at a few of the celebrities that have had some success at the tables.

A few years ago Jennifer Tilly started showing up at poker tournaments. Her boy friend Phil Laak, a top pro, obviously had been teaching her the game. When she won the WSOP ladies only event in 2005, the poker world had to take notice.

Rock star Sully Erna (Godsmack) has been playing as much as the pros lately. He can't get enough of the game. He has admitted to changing the bands tour schedule, so he could play in the WSOP. He has cashed in the last two main events at the WSOP.

James Woods has been showing up at poker tournaments for years. He is a regular at the Hollywood home games. He also is involved in online poker, owning a poker room.

Ben Affleck plays poker in cash games primarily. In 2005 however he decided to play in the 10,000 buy in California State Poker Championships. He surprised the field by taking the title.

Actor Chad Brown isn't the super star the others are. He is perhaps the best poker player though. After a short acting career in the 1990's, Chad has become a strong professional poker player. He also hosts the television series the Ultimate Poker Challenge.

He hasn't won any major tournaments yet. With over 2 million in earnings this is hard to believe. His second place in event 54 of the 2007 WSOP was his latest chance for a big win.

Gabe Kaplan is the original celebrity poker player. His love for poker had him playing all the way back into the 1970's. He also was one of the original commentators for poker broadcasts.

He has been going to Las Vegas for the WSOP since 1978. Over the years he has managed to reach six final tables. This has been over a nineteen year span.

Gabe can still be found doing commentary for poker shows. He is close to the game, is a good player in his own right, and has a quick comedic mind. This makes for a quality voice for poker.

I'm sure we've left some celebrities off this list that should be here. As poker has grown in recent years, many new celebrities are getting into the action. The WSOP has more celebrities than are courtside at the Lakers games. They all want to take a shot at the big one.
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