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COMMERCE, California (AP) -- Matt Damon may have been the poker stud in "Rounders," but his friend and "Good Will Hunting" writing partner Ben Affleck is one in real life.

Affleck won $356,400 at a poker tournament that also earned him a seat in next year's World Poker Tour Championship, casino officials said.

The 31-year-old actor outlasted a field of 90 players to capture the Commerce Casino's California State Poker Championship.

At the final table, Affleck beat poker pro Stan Goldstein, who finished second, and knocked out Chuck Pacheco, president and co-founder of Castle Rock Entertainment, who finished third.

Fellow actor Tobey Maguire went out on the first day of the three-day tournament that ended Sunday.

The win in the $10,000 buy-in event earned Affleck the opportunity to take a $25,000 seat in the World Poker Tour Championship to be held next April in Las Vegas.

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http://www.cnn.com/2004/SHOWBIZ/Movies/06/22/people.affleck.poker.ap/
 
MicheleW

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Lots of actors are now in awe of poker pros instead of poker pros being in awe of actors!

Ben's doing pretty good as are many other actors. I sure would like to just place in one of these tournaments.

I see this was last year ? cause I thought he was with his new wife right now. :)
 
Arjonius

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In case you haven't seen, Jennifer Tilly won a women's event this year, and Gabe Kaplan cam second in an open one.
 
onebigblue

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shows what anyone cando if they study and try .ben can thank annie duke 4 his sucess she must be very proud of herself and her student. he did it the hard way he earned it!
 
buckster436

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yes and the actors can AFFORD tutors such as Annie Duke who taught him,but what about us poor people we have to learn on our own,and i think we do it better, no pros, no tutors and we do it alone< we are the best at cardschat>>>>> buckster436:beer:
 
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i know his ub screename...but he never got on it again after he broke up with j-lo
 
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Well it good to know ole Ben has at least one talent. God knows, he sure cant act.
 
RammerJammer

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Combusto Broad said:
Well it good to know ole Ben has at least one talent. God knows, he sure cant act.
I thought "Daredevil" was pretty good.
 
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b afflescks sn

A BIG rumor is that his name(for a while) was Bizingo. but this is a rumor




ALSO when phil gordon played at UB it was Tallphil.(but he moved to fulltilt)
 
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