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Old 01-07-2017, 12:02 PM   #26
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Old 01-07-2017, 12:07 PM   #27
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You wanted obscure ...... William Hung of American Idol at Harrahs Las Vegas
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Old 01-07-2017, 12:13 PM   #28
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Played 2/5 with him at MGM this year just before the series started. Not a UFC fan at all and after he left I found out who he was, all my mates back home were creaming themselves. Suuuuper nice guy but dusted it off to me in spectacular fashion and then left.

Great thread!
Buffer was a very decent guy even back in his "red pro" days on FTP.
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Old 01-07-2017, 12:14 PM   #29
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You wanted obscure ...... William Hung of American Idol at Harrahs Las Vegas
You do know he's a semi-reg player, right:

http://pokerdb.thehendonmob.com/player.php?a=r&n=123512
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Old 01-07-2017, 12:20 PM   #30
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Re: Celebrity and (non-poker)famous people you've played with. The more obscure the better!

I don't know football, but I played with a raiders 86(?) Super bowl champion. He showed off his ring, but Don't know his name, sorry, was unimportant to me. But he was playing 200 NL, so probably blew all his money on hookers or so.

I also played with the actor "Hector" from the fast and furious movies. He's also the line cook from "fresh off the boat" series. Always has chicas on him while playing, holds up the game. Also played 200 NL at the commerce. He's a regular, but don't know if he's a winning player.
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Old 01-07-2017, 12:27 PM   #31
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You wanted obscure ...... William Hung of American Idol at Harrahs Las Vegas
You're not the only one. Go to the 5:30 mark of Jeff's vlog from a couple of weeks ago:

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Old 01-07-2017, 12:32 PM   #32
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Judge Mills Lane, at the MGM, the night he referreed the Tyson - Peter McNeeley fight there. (He picked up his chips and said it was time to go to work. Th fight lasted 89 seconds. Including the introductions in the ring, Mills probably could have left his chips and not missed a blind.)

Vince Vaughn, late one night when the airport in Costa Rica was fogged in and he found his way to a backroom 1-2 NL game at the Fiesta Casino. I already was sitting in the game and heard someone ask if the seat to my left was open. I turned and looked up, he is really tall. He sat in and no one bugged him. Most of the players knew each other from the gaming/betting industry and the game was very social. One guy, sitting across the table did not recognize Vaughn for about 40 minutes, then finally said, "Jeez sorry, I did not recognize you". Vaughn immediately stood up, stretched his arm across the table to shake the guy's hand, saying, "Hi, I'm Johnny Knoxville."

Phillip Seymour Hoffman, at the Bellagio.

Jimmy Johnson, the iron-coiffed Dallas coach, not the driver, at the Mirage. http://mmqb.si.com/2014/07/08/nfl-hi...son-hair-spray
Was Phillip Seymour Hoffman nodding off at the table, or could he follow the action?
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Old 01-07-2017, 12:34 PM   #33
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played 2/5 at the Ameristar in St Louis with a guy who claimed to be "Scotty Logan" from Adam Sandler's Billy Madison. He even said the line "I heard he's retarded or something" and it sounded sorta legit so it was either him or the #1 Scotty Logan impersonator.
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Old 01-07-2017, 12:54 PM   #34
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Jen Tilly in a $1,500 WSOP event. A guy hollywooded and then check raised big on the river. After the other guy folded I said, looks like "we have more than one Academy Award winner at this table". Jen laughed, sorry Phil but I think she liked me! Even said sorry when my AA lost to AK all in preflop to bust me from the tournament.
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Old 01-07-2017, 01:24 PM   #35
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Terrell Owens (American footballer) in 2009 at Hollywood Hard Rock. At first I didn't recognize him without the helmet. He was talking a ton of innocuous trash while him and his buddies capped every street. It was a lot of fun
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Old 01-07-2017, 01:28 PM   #36
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Bill Laimbeer. He was a total prick and he completely owned my soul. Somehow ended up making me like him even more.
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Old 01-07-2017, 07:24 PM   #37
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I forget the name of the movie she was directing at the time (it was one with Elisabeth Shue), but played with Kat Brooks and her then-GF at Harrahs NOLA. This was sometime after Loving Annabelle had made its debut. Not sure many others (if any, other than some of the dealers) knew who she was...
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Old 01-07-2017, 08:30 PM   #38
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Played "SuperFun 21" with Dallas Maverick's legend Dirk Nowitski at the Palms over a decade ago. His legs (obviously) are very long so he contorted them in a uncomfortable-looking way so that they were not touching the other players at the table. He was flat-betting $25/hand and was both very friendly and very awkward at the same time.
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Old 01-07-2017, 08:36 PM   #39
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Played with Dexter Fletcher (Lock Stock, Layer Cake) and Douglas Henshall (Primeval, Shetland) in various London games
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Old 01-07-2017, 09:01 PM   #40
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Played some 1-2 with the old man from PawnStars. He plays solid.
I'm kinda glad to hear this, would be disappointed if he was a huge fish.

Played with Mel Lofthouse a few times back when she was better known as an actor than poker player. Super lady, very funny, decent player obv.

She dealt me a huge cooler my first ever hand of cash Omaha - all the money in on the turn, my flopped four tens goes down to river straight flush, GnT exits stage left not quite knowing what the hell happened. Good times.
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Old 01-07-2017, 09:02 PM   #41
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Have played a few tournaments including the Aussie Millions main event with Shane Warne (one of the most famous Cricket players ever). Super nice guy. One of the times it was when he'd just gotten divorced, some women were hanging out on the rail hitting on him/flirting one of the guys at the table asked 'aren't you married or something' and Shane replied with 'mate, don't you read the tabloids' and laughed. He's improved a bit since then from what i've heard. Super nice guy.

Another time I was playing 2/3 at Crown and had gotten into it with some guy with the table talk/light trash talk, I can't remember the specifics but I stacked him and he left. Someone asked me 'do you know who that is' when I left. When I said I didn't he informed me it was Gary Ablett Jr (famous AFL player).

Played some 2/3 with Shannon Elizabeth when I was just starting out. I remember thinking she looks way better in person than on TV, but I don't think we played any significant hands together.
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Old 01-07-2017, 09:28 PM   #42
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Some guy from "made in chelsea" at the empire.
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Old 01-07-2017, 09:50 PM   #43
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I played with the assistant-coach of Locomotive Moscow (pro soccer team)

he was 50 years old, looked 60, smoked non-stop, was pretty drunk, yelled all the time and threatended/intimitaded his way out of paying a 18years old kid his 300euro he lost to him.

other than that he seemed like a nice guy and brought some entertainment to the table.


then i once played with an entire italian volley-ball pro team. 8 guys all above 2m tall, me and a dealer trying to enforce the "only english at the table" rule, which the italians could barely speak at all.
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Old 01-07-2017, 09:56 PM   #44
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Played with Dexter Fletcher (Lock Stock, Layer Cake) and Douglas Henshall (Primeval, Shetland) in various London games
I played with Dexter in Birmingham. Was sat next to him and we talked movies for a while. Nice guy
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Old 01-07-2017, 09:57 PM   #45
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he was 50 years old, looked 60, smoked non-stop, was pretty drunk, yelled all the time and threatended/intimitaded his way out of paying a 18years old kid his 300euro he lost to him.

other than that he seemed like a nice guy
What. The above does not make a nice guy.
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Old 01-07-2017, 10:01 PM   #46
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Jen Tilly in a $1,500 WSOP event. A guy hollywooded and then check raised big on the river. After the other guy folded I said, looks like "we have more than one Academy Award winner at this table". Jen laughed, sorry Phil but I think she liked me! Even said sorry when my AA lost to AK all in preflop to bust me from the tournament.
Actually, there were zero Academy Award winners at the table.
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Old 01-07-2017, 10:11 PM   #47
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Actually, there were zero Academy Award winners at the table.
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Old 01-07-2017, 10:12 PM   #48
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Re: Celebrity and (non-poker)famous people you've played with. The more obscure the better!

Jason Alexander at WSOPME 2011, Marouane Chamakh from Arsenal at Aria cash game few years ago, Brad Garett at WPT500 last year, but the most famous guy i guess would be...

back in 2007, i was in Prague with my friend on a non poker trip. One day i went to Hilton to see if they spread holdem, back then they had only limit.

I joined a table which was equivalent to something like 5-10 usd and the atmosphere was very friendly and chatty, turns out that all the players were from different countries and the composition was very interesting, i am from Israel, on my left was a guy from Iraq, on my right - a lebanese player, then a german, Swedish, 1 local Czech player, an Iranian and finally, a young american dude, said he was an actor, we got to talking, he told us he is in Prague for filming a movie starring Angelina Jolie, no more and no less. When the pitboss heard that, he begged to get her to come down to the poker room and play, the whole crew apparently was staying at the Hilton, but i guess she wasnt interested.

I have asked him which shows or movies he was in, he said "Everwood", which i have never heard of then, told me that he was a waiter before and got into acting by total accident and couldnt be happier now about how his life has turned out to be. He was very excited about playing with people with so many different countries and said that he will tell about this game to all his friends. Was generally a very cool, laid back guy, said his name was Chris. Well, now he is a really huge star, as i googled him later to find out it was Chris Pratt.

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Old 01-07-2017, 10:29 PM   #49
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Jason Alexander at WSOPME 2011, Marouane Chamakh from Arsenal at Aria cash game few years ago, Brad Garett at WPT500 last year, but the most famous guy i guess would be...

back in 2007, i was in Prague with my friend on a non poker trip. One day i went to Hilton to see if they spread holdem, back then they had only limit.

I joined a table which was equivalent to something like 5-10 usd and the atmosphere was very friendly and chatty, turns out that all the players were from different countries and the composition was very interesting, i am from Israel, on my left was a guy from Iraq, on my right - a lebanese player, then a german, Swedish, 1 local Czech player, an Iranian and finally, a young american dude, said he was an actor, we got to talking, he told us he is in Prague for filming a movie starring Angelina Jolie, no more and no less. When the pitboss heard that, he begged to get her to come down to the poker room and play, the whole crew apparently was staying at the Hilton, but i guess she wasnt interested.

I have asked him which shows or movies he was in, he said "Everwood", which i have never heard of then, told me that he was a waiter before and got into acting by total accident and couldnt be happier now about how his life has turned out to be. He was very excited about playing with people with so many different countries and said that he will tell about this game to all his friends. Was generally a very cool, laid back guy, said his name was Chris. Well, now he is a really huge star, as i googled him later to find out it was Chris Pratt.
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Old 01-07-2017, 10:42 PM   #50
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Played some 2/5 with Andrew Bogut couple years back when warriors were in town playing the kings. No one knew who he was and he lost about 2k on the night and 1.5k of it in one hand to an old dude who needled Bogut about the hand afterwards. Bogut returned fire by telling him to "enjoy the money cause I guarantee you need it more than I do." He wasn't a bad player, seemed like he played on a fairly regular basis at least.
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