Sets Early Odds in Nation's Most Prestigious Poker Tournament

Which celebrity will be hot this year?

(PRWEB) March 2, 2005 -- Will the Aviator Leonardo DiCaprio, the ex Bennifer, Ben Affleck, or the “Hustler” Larry Flynt have what it takes to place at the top of the historic poker finals coming up this May in Las Vegas?

Drawn to the growing enthusiasm that poker has created during the past year, anticipates more than 20 celebrities are expected to play in the prestigious no-limits Texas Hold'em series, where finalists pay $10,000 for their seat. This year's purse is anticipated to exceed $25 million in total prize money, the biggest pot for any one sporting event outside of boxing

In the spirit of the event, has created odds (purely to inspire conversation and not for gambling purposes) on some of the best celebrity players who are expected to play in the event this year. Leonardo DiCaprio is near the head of the celebrity pack at 425-to-1 odds. Matt Damon was installed at a 500-to-1 shot,pegged to outlast friend, Affleck, and fellow actors Lou Diamond Phillips and Ed Norton all with 600-to-1 rankings. James Woods who recently opened an online room, was pegged as a 400-to-1 shot. On the higher end of the odds, longershots include long-time player Larry Flynt, as a 700-to-1 long shot. Gabe Kaplan of the hit 70's show, Welcome Back Kotter, is a top contender for all players with 250-to-1 odds. Other celebs include actor Tobey Maguire, at 395-to-1. The celebs, and especially Kaplan, are competing against such professional well-known contenders as champions, Chris Moneymaker and Greg Raymer as well as highly regarded pro players Johnny Chan, Phil Helmuth, Howard Lederer and Annie Duke. Others in the field should include talented players Gus Hanson, Doyle Brunson, and Richard Weisman.Perhaps a new unknown, getting their start at will pull up to the top of the pack.

As poker remains on of the hottest games in America today- with online poker exploding in popularity, will be well positioned to have people come to their website to sign up, download the Partypoker software and play online. With your account you can play our play money and real money tables and tournaments. Limit or No Limit. Choose from Hold'em, Omaha Hi, Omaha Hi/Lo, 7 Card Stud and Stud Hi/Lo. We know it will we an exciting tournament and wishes all the partipipants the best of luck. Remember , “PH” for Play Holdem!

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