Thursday, July 13, 2006

Poker Movie Stars to Host Wednesday Night Online Tournaments

Free Tournament Winners Win Trip to LA DVD Release Party

This month, poker players could find themselves seated next to one of the sexy stars of ACES the Movie. Lacey Toups, Sheena Chou and director Daniel Zirilli will be hosting’s popular Wednesday Night Free Rolls beginning this week.

Winners of the popular weekly online Texas Hold’em tournament will win an all expense paid trip to’s ACES the Movie DVD Release Party in Los Angeles later this summer.

ACES the movie is a sexy thriller about three smart, beautiful college girls that take on the underground card circuit in Las Vegas. When they get caught cheating, they use their wits and charms to beat some very high rollers at their own game. Sponsor will be hosting a DVD release party and giving away thousands of copies of the DVD.

Players can get to know the cast by reading their blog ( which includes the movie trailer video and their first podcast.

The Wednesday night tournament is a popular event at and attracts a loyal group of regulars as well as lots of players new to online poker tournaments. Prizes have included trips to the Super Bowl and to the Radio Music Awards.

Actress Sheena Chou has been playing Texas Hold’em since she was a kid but says director Daniel Zirilli is no slouch either.

“Daniel beat me bad one night in Brazil when we were shooting the movie,” laughs Chou. “It would serve him right if the players at take him down!”

“Every one who gets to the final table will receive an t-shirt and hat,” said Rene Quesada, Manager of “And anyone that can knock out one of the cast members will get $100 credited to their account!” Wednesday Night Free Roll
With Special Guests from ACES the Movie
Wednesday at 11:00 EDT
Weekly Prize: Trip to ACES the Movie DVD Release Party in LA

July 12- Sheena Chou Screen Name: midnight
July 19- Lacey Toups Screen Name: diamondride
July 26-Daniel Zirilli (Director) Screen Name: Shark

Anyone registered at can play in any of the Vegas-style site’s free card tournaments, including the Wednesday Night Free Roll, by clicking on “Poker” at

Affleck & Maguire Long Shots to Win World Series of Poker

According to odds makers at celebrities Ben Affleck and Toby Maguire will not have what it takes to leave the World Series of Poker Championships with a bracelet. The Hollywood hunks are each a 2000-1 bet to rake in all the chips.

The Rio All Suite Hotel in Las Vegas Nevada will host the tournament from July 28th to the final play downs on August 10th. Front runners to take the title are 5 time bracelet winner Phil Ivey at 150-1 and Poker lifer and legend Daniel Negreanu at 225-1. Leading up to the tournament Negreau has had an impressive showing in World Series events including four top ten finished and winnings of almost $500,000. Ivey is also on the upswing, having just placed second in the Omaha High/Low World Series game on July 8th.

“This tournament is the grand daddy of live poker, if the limit of 8000 entries is reached the first prize could pay out $10 million dollars,’ said Alex Czajkowski,

Odds to win the 2006 WSOP

Phil Ivey 150-1
Daniel Negreanu 225-1
Phil Hellmuth 250-1
Howard (The Professor) Lederer 250-1
Gus Hansen 300-1
Chris (Jesus) Ferguson 300-1
John Juanda 300-1
Layne Flack 400-1
Marcel Luske 400-1
Barry Greenstein 400-1
Carlos Mortenson 400-1
Scotty Nguyen 400-1
Sam Farha 400-1
Greg (Fossilman) Raymer 400-1
Mike (The Mouth) Matusow 400-1
Michael Mizrachi 400-1
Dave (Devilfish) Ulliott 500-1
Phil (Unabomber) Laak 500-1
Erik Seidel 500-1
Huckleberry Seed 500-1
Johnny Chan 500-1
John (World) Hennigan 500-1
Men (The Master) Nguyen 500-1
Paul Phillips 500-1
Ram (Crazy Horse) Vaswani 500-1
TJ Cloutier 500-1
Dan Harrington 500-1
Annie Duke 500-1
Antonio Esfandiari 500-1
Doyle (Texas Dolly) Brunson 500-1

Odds on who to make it to the final table

Phil Ivey 15-1
Daniel Negreanu 22-1
Phil Hellmuth 25-1
Howard (The Professor) Lederer 25-1
Chris (Jesus) Ferguson30-1
John Juanda 30-1
Gus Hansen 30-1
Carlos Mortenson 40-1
Barry Greenstein 40-1
Marcel Luske 40-1
Layne Flack 40-1
Michael Mizrachi 40-1
Mike (The Mouth) Matusow 40-1
Scotty Nguyen 40-1
Sam Farha 40-1
Greg (Fossilman) Raymer 40-1
Huckleberry Seed 50-1
Johnny Chan 50-1
John (World) Hennigan 50-1
Phil (Unabomber) Laak 50-1
Men (The Master) Nguyen 50-1
Paul Phillips 50-1
Ram (Crazy Horse) Vaswani 50-1
TJ Cloutier 50-1
Dan Harrington 50-1
Annie Duke 50-1
Antonio Esfandiari 50-1
Doyle (Texas Dolly) Brunson 50-1
Dave (Devilfish) Ulliott 50-1
Erik Seidel 50-1