Blind Bet Poker Forum

Go Back   Blind Bet Poker Forum > Chit Chat > Player's Lounge
FAQ Members List CalendarChat Room Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Hollywood Poker | Paradise Poker | Inter Poker | Noble Poker | Ultimate Bet | Bodog Poker
Full Tilt Poker - 100% Deposit Bonus UP TO $600 | Titan Poker - WPT Legends of Poker 2006
Doyles Room - 110% Deposit Bonus UP TO $550 | Party Poker - $20 Million in Monster Freerolls

Trackback Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 09-06-05, 02:22 PM
Texas72's Avatar
Texas72 Texas72 is offline
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 500
BBP Points: 0
Send a message via AIM to Texas72 Send a message via Yahoo to Texas72
Default Actors as Poker Players

Jennifer Tilly recently won her second major tournament - the WPT Ladies Night at the Bike. This gets her into the $25,000 buyin WPT Championship at the Bellagio, and makes her WSOP win look like less of a fluke.

There are a lot of actors that play poker as well, and buyin to the WSOP and WPT events - James Woods, Matt Damon, Toby McGuire, Ben Affleck, etc. Tilly is the first one to actually take home a WSOP bracelet though.

What affect do you think this has on poker? Does it bring more people into the game, thinking that if an actor can win, so can anyone? Does it make poker look "bad" - takes away some of the seriousness of the game and the big tournaments, if an actor can come in and beat a bunch of pros? Would you rather see a true unknown - Like Moneymaker, Raymer, or Hatchem come in and win the WSOP, or would you be OK with someone like Ben Affleck taking home the bracelet?
Whether he likes it or not, a mans character is stripped at the poker table; if the other players read him better than he does, he has only himself to blame. Unless he is both able and prepared to see himself as others do, flaws and all, he will be a loser in cards, as in life. ~Anthony Holden
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 09-07-05, 11:27 PM
Slayre Slayre is offline
Short Stack
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 175
BBP Points: 0

I don't think it changes anything..

We also have atheletes, major CEO's, prolly politicians.. altho, haven't heard of any major ones

I think that is what makes poker such a great SPORT.... it is for anybody and anyone, no mattre size, sex, creed or anything...

Its very sociable.
Reply With Quote

« gloating! | Nxtyear »

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
True Poker darock Online Poker Rooms 10 10-04-07 12:29 AM
Upcoming Poker Books Texas72 Poker Books, Chips, Tables.. 7 08-30-07 04:17 AM
Poker Blogs BBP Guru Player's Lounge 3 07-20-07 04:27 AM
How did you started to play poker ? W13rd0W Player's Lounge 21 02-03-06 08:39 AM
New $500 Freeroll Tournament for 50 Players Only admin Freeroll Tournament 0 08-12-05 02:39 PM

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:21 PM.

© Copyright 2006 All rights reserved.
Sitemap: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24

Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.0.0 RC3