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Old 01-11-2017, 07:35 PM   #126
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Re: Celebrity and (non-poker)famous people you've played with. The more obscure the better!

Lou Diamond Phillips (2008 LA Poker Classic prelim)

Jose Canseco (Venetian Deepstack single-table satellite)

Bill Laimbeer (I busted him from the old Saturday noon tourney at Motor City Casino in Detroit circa 2006. He was short stacked and open limped 9To OTB and I checked A6o in the BB. Flop ATx. I chk he went all-in and I called and held. He was drinking beer and was friendly. He walked over and shook my hand after busting. Apparently he's a nice guy when he's drinking.)

William Hung (Wynn Saturday 25K GTD in 2015)
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Old 01-12-2017, 01:47 AM   #127
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didnt really play with him. but joe louis hung around the stardust in the early 1970's as he was given pro grata living and spending money as he was dead broke.
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Old 01-12-2017, 02:03 AM   #128
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Re: Celebrity and (non-poker)famous people you've played with. The more obscure the better!

Played with Evel Knievel several times at the Maxim in Vegas. I believe he was a host there in his retirement, but spent most of his time at the bar and poker room.
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Old 01-12-2017, 07:08 AM   #129
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Dan Henderson was coked out af after watching a fight at MGM. He walked over to my Hooters 1-2 game and lost a hand immediately to me. He then proceeded to let me know that he f*cks the chics I masterbate to.
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Old 01-12-2017, 08:21 AM   #130
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Re: Celebrity and (non-poker)famous people you've played with. The more obscure the better!

Great thread idea!

May 2015 I played 1-2 with Macy Gray at Mandalay Bay. No one really bothered her, but she was weird and smelly like I would have expected. Didn't stick around long enough to see how she did, but it wouldn't have surprised me if she dusted off her stack.

Have also played one table over from Orel Hershisrer at Aria and Les Miles at Bellagio. Both had pretty good stacks and seemed to be having a good time.
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Old 01-12-2017, 08:41 AM   #131
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Marouane Chamakh from Arsenal at Aria cash game few years ago,
Lmao if this is after 2011 I can't believe he actually decided to go back to Vegas.
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Old 01-12-2017, 03:58 PM   #132
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Ray I wish tell us some stories about these guys because I'm sure you have endless tales from your years of winning their money.
Haystacks..now that is interesting and obscure...tell us more!
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Old 01-12-2017, 05:15 PM   #133
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James Woods , the actor, is a frequent player at Foxwoods.
I was behind him a line for poker tournament
I saw him and "Hi said my name is Ward, nice to meet you"!

Well, he swung around, we shook hands, and he said " Nice to meet you my name is "Jimmy Woods".

We were set up to each other at a table, but I left early because he was going to dinner with his family.

In the tournament I chopped for one and two, and what a nice guy "Jimmy"/James Woods is.
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Old 01-12-2017, 05:31 PM   #134
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Played with PrivateWorld at the Aria last summer. Great guy, seems to know everyone.
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Old 01-12-2017, 05:32 PM   #135
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Pics or GTFO
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Old 01-12-2017, 05:50 PM   #136
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I played 2/5 a few times with Orel Hersheiser at the Venetian in 2011. I sat directly to his left during one of the sessions (didn't punish him too bad... haha!!). He's a very sociable guy --- I'm a big Cubs fan and he offered up a few stories about playing against the Cubbies teams of the 1980s, and what it was like to play at Wrigley.

I also played 2/5 with Don Cheadle at Caesars Palace. He was relatively friendly, but more reserved than Orel. He's definitely a big celeb --- as word spread he was in the poker room, non-poker players began to show up to take his picture.
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Old 01-12-2017, 06:32 PM   #137
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Got to play with former MLB outfielder Mickey Brantley several times. Very engaging and nice person. Also played briefly with his son, Indians outfielder Michael Brantley. He was quiet, but seemed nice. Also was put together like a pro athlete. In contrast, AL rookie of the year Michael Fulmer looked like just a regular guy when I played at a 1-2 table with him a few times when he was in A ball. Nice kid, and I guess I was impressed that he was comfortable with coming to a poker room alone on a weekday instead of hanging out with teammates because he liked the competition of poker.
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Old 01-12-2017, 07:06 PM   #138
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I played 2-5 NL with Steve Martin at the Wynn around 2011. He was clearly taking the game very seriously and played pretty tight; weak and nitty if I'm being unkind. He was pretty quiet and at one point a woman came over from the casino floor and asked for his autograph which he duly gave. The only other thing I remember is his face looked weird, I guess from plastic surgery.
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Old 01-12-2017, 07:20 PM   #139
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I played a 1k SNG with Jerry Buss and 4 of his business associates back in 2009. Two of them were the limp limp fold play straightforward kind of players. Jerry was fairly nitty, busting a couple of his friends balls for being terrible at the game.

It ended up getting 5 handed, and two of the terrible players plus Jerry were still in. They would blind down or limp down to 3 or 4 bbs, and then double. This went on for 2-3 hours. It was taking so long that the blinds got to an unheard of 800-1600 at 5 handed (this would feel more significant to the WSOP sng regs).

There are no breaks, and the dealer needed water, so I flagged down a cocktail server and got a couple bottles and snuck it to the dealer. After another 15 minutes after getting to 1600bb, Jerry and friends wanted enough, they were tired of playing. I had just lost an all in and was down to 2 big blinds or so, and so it was looking bleak for me until they proposed a deal:

Chop this entire SNG evenly. I quickly agreed along with the other random guy who was in similar shape as me in the SNG. 2k each when my equity was probably around 500 dollars.

Sometimes there are good beats.
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Old 01-12-2017, 07:54 PM   #140
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Actor Lenny Venito.
Actor, and recently departed, Tony Lip.
Pete Rose's bookie. One of them, anyway.
Macaulay Culkin.
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Old 01-12-2017, 09:58 PM   #141
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played quite a bit with jerry buss and his partner frank mariani back when the clubs first opened and they were still beginner poker players. mostly played 100/200 or 200/400limit holdem with them.

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Old 01-12-2017, 10:41 PM   #142
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one of the wrestlers i played with in the 1970's was bull ramos. he was big by the way. he used to come in where we played in oregon and was a hoot for sure. real nice guy and wouldnt hurt a fly.
lose he did and never said a word and could take a good ribbing and laugh it off.
of course he was so big no one in their right mind would get in his way.
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Old 01-12-2017, 11:06 PM   #143
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Ben Affleck back in the early days at the Aruba Ultimate WPT. He was just in splashing around and not caring about the tournament at all; saw him later at a much bigger cash game seeming to concentrate a bit more
If that was 2004 Aruba WPT Main event, I played with him as well. He was splashing away and kept making comments like " c'mon call me - I don't know what I'm doing - I'm just an actor". He was actually entertaining and quite fun to play with.

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Old 01-13-2017, 12:50 AM   #144
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i played with a basketball star who was apparently 1 of the top 10 players in the nba at river rock in vancouver. i don't even remember the guys name, but he has some mediocre fat chick with him. we speculated it was his publicist. he was a pretty chill dude and not an atrocious player. lots of people gawking from the rail.
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Old 01-13-2017, 01:11 AM   #145
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also played blackjack with casey of casey and the sunshine band fame
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Old 01-13-2017, 01:30 AM   #146
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Ron Jeremy at the WSOP.
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Old 01-13-2017, 06:27 AM   #147
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Dan Henderson was coked out af after watching a fight at MGM. He walked over to my Hooters 1-2 game and lost a hand immediately to me. He then proceeded to let me know that he f*cks the chics I masterbate to.
lol, this line is awesome
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Old 01-13-2017, 09:00 AM   #148
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Rich Eisen my first day in vegas.hilarious guy.

Antione walker and Paul Pearce a few times.

Russell westbrook in plo at the Wynn.

Cliff lee.

Arod once a bellagio and a few times in home games in NYC a long time ago.

The legend Jamie gold.
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Old 01-13-2017, 10:34 AM   #149
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Bill Macy (actor) -played with him over 10 years ago, surprised he still alive. He's an old guy, really old like 90 years old

Played with Morris Chestnut ( Ricky from Boyz n the Hood movie)
Vincent Laresca - Actor also, plays a lot of small parts but the main reason I recognized him was because he was in the movie "juice" with Tupac

Played with all these 3 at commerce casino


Kevin Hart - didnt play with him but sat at a table across from him at Hustler Casino. He was playing 2/4 or 3/6 limit hold em but this was about 8 years ago when his star was just begining to rise. He used to go there on weekends. Really quiet at the table. Seemed like a nice guy overall
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Old 01-13-2017, 10:38 AM   #150
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the guy from the movie "Poolhall Junkies" he unfortunately lost his hair since then, tourn

the guy who played the son in the sopranos, tourn

whichever brother in the band Good Charlotte was dating paris Hilton, she sat behind him, 2/5

james woods several times, at a final table people were talking chop and he said something like, " i get paid 25k to take a piss on set, no chop."

Russell westbrook, 2/5

steve aoki, 2/5

one time at the taj they were advertising a sit n go with a chance to play with Diamond Dallas Page. former WWE champ and no one signed up to play, I felt sorry for the guy.

most all at the Borgata, have seen many others go through there.
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