Celebrities Hang Tough at WSOP

Hollywood is a land of make believe, where the power players are those who excel in pretending to be something they are not, but when it comes to playing poker many of these actors and actresses are the real deal, including Spiderman star Tobey Maguire. The star of all three Spiderman movies, Toby first appeared at the WSOP in 2004 and played respectably. Now Maguire is one of the few celebrities left in the 2007 World Series of Poker’s main event, playing for an eight million dollar prize…

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Sat, July 14th, 2007

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  • FOUR OF A KIND - A hand containing all four cards of the same rank.
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  • GUT SHOT - A draw to an inside straight, as in 2-3-4-6.
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