Top 5 best performances in the WSOP ME
For poker players, the Main tournament WSOP has always stood out among other events in the poker world. Almost every professional player makes buy-ins of $10,000 to take part in a grand event.
Not only poker stars are ready to contribute huge sums. At the tournament tables, you can also meet Hollywood celebrities, such as Ben Affleck, Jennifer Tilly, Matt Damon, etc.
Naturally, not all players who are far from poker have managed to achieve success. However, some temporarily decided to change their type of activity and were able to get into the pay zone of the Main WSOP Event.
Nick Cassavetes is an actor, screenwriter and director. After finishing work on the film “The Notebook”, Nick decided to take part in the Main tournament of the WSOP, which was held in 2005. According to the amateur player himself, he understands poker very superficially. However, luck was on his side and brought him 93rd place with a win of $77,710.
After such an impressive result at the first large-scale tournament in his life, Nick frequently appeared on the show Big Game and High-stakes Poker.
Kevin Pollak works as an actor and comedian. In 1995, Kevin got a role in the movie” Casino”, which began his poker career. To get used to the role, the actor visited many poker establishments, where he received a lot of useful knowledge about the game, which he later began to apply in practice.
After years of passion for the game, Kevin’s first tournament was the WSOP ME in 2012. Pollak achieved success and reached the fifth day of the tournament, where he was knocked out on 134th place by an opponent who received a flush. The actor’s winnings amounted to $52,718, and so far, this is his only registered victory.
The famous vocalist of the metal band “Godsmack” Sully Erna took part in the WSOP Me tournament in 2006, where he earned $17,000 and promised that he would definitely improve his result next year. Sully kept his promise and earned $ 45,422 at 2007 WSOP ME, taking 237th place.
Erna did not stop there and, a few months later, took part in the Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic, where he won more than $ 307,000.
Do you remember who played the main role in the famous Spider-Man trilogy? So, Tobey Maguire is not only a talented actor, but also one of the main visitors to Molly Bloom’s closed games.
Participation in the WSOP 2007 was not Tobey’s first attempt to conquer the World Series of Poker, but this tournament was the most successful. The actor finished in 292nd place, where he faced the pocket aces of the Irish poker legend Donnacha O’Dea, against whom the pocket kings of Tobey had no chance. However, the result of an amateur player is very impressive.
USF announcer Bruce Buffer has been interested in poker for many years. However, he decided to try his hand only in 2010 at the WSOP ME tournament. Bruce managed to hold out until the fourth day and finished in 478th place, which brought him a prize of $27,519.
Thanks to his achievement, the announcer was able to sign a one-year contract with the then-existing Luxor Poker Room. Bruce’s biggest win was recorded in 2010, where he was able to earn $ 75,000 in the Huster Casino Grand Slam of Poker tournament.