Turn the channel to any high-stakes poker occasion, and chances are high that you’ll see in any event one Hollywood big name 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 abilities in competitions around the globe. A few, obviously, never ascend over the position of beginner, yet others proceed to get comfortable faces in the realm of poker. What follows is a rundown of ten of the best VIP poker players on the planet (recorded in no specific request).
Ben Affleck – It’s difficult to contend Affleck’s status as extraordinary compared to other superstar poker players 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 motion pictures, for example, Daredevil or Armageddon, Affleck gathers vintage video-arcade machines and has been known to take poker exercises from stars like Amir Vahedi and Annie Duke. His success at the California Championship likewise qualified him for a seat at the 2004 World Poker Tour last competition.
Patrick Bruel – Patrick Bruel is a notable French artist and on-screen character, having acted in more than 40 TV and film creations and recorded various top-selling collections. He additionally happens to be a world-class poker player. So while he may go unrecognized by American film crowds, poker players from around the globe will in a split second perceive his face. Why? All things considered, 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 earned over $750,000 in live play occasions.
Jennifer Tilly – This Oscar-selected entertainer has featured in such hits as The Fabulous Baker Boys and Bullets Over Broadway. In any case, 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 principal VIP to do as such. She has additionally 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 on-screen character of both the stage and screen. He is additionally a devoted poker player. Actually, when he was attempting to get his vocation off the ground, he would frequently play poker so as to have enough cash to pay his lease. Since he’s monetarily secure, Malina is spreading his adoration for poker by creating Bravo’s Celebrity Poker Showdown.
Matt Damon – After featuring in the poker film Rounders, you may expect the world-acclaimed Damon to 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 up and coming Rounders. Damon played well, however he was dispensed with on the principal day by poker legend Doyle Brunson after Damon’s pocket lords neglected to beat Brunson’s pocket aces.