Sunday, December 10, 2006

More Interesting Home Game?

I had an interesting conversation yesterday with one of Brigid's statistics friends, Robert, with whom I occasionally discuss poker. Robert's cousin is some sort of Hollywood insider, though I didn't quite understand how. Anyway, supposedly Robert's cousin plays in a home game run by, I think, Danny Masterson, who I saw at the Bellagio poker room once with James Woods. Robert has never played in it, but he made it sound like he could probably get himself, and possibly me, invited. I think I would feel horribly out of place in such a game, but it would probably be fun and would certainly be interesting.

5 comments:

Ben said...

Why wouldn't you go to see what it's like. Who knows? It might lead to a regular, and profitable, game where you can also schmooze your way into other nice Hollywood home games!

Lauren said...

Wow! If you see James Woods, tell him I liked his voice acting as Hades in the Disney movie Hercules.

Anonymous said...

ok i'm throwing in a comment to encourage further posts...

did you see james woods on the ppt about a week ago? he mucked a winning hand he hit on the river (pair of 7s). is woods that stupid? i've heard of players mucking winning hands on purpose, but it seemed like a boneheaded move considering how he really needed the chips.

Keith said...

No, I didn't see that. James Woods is on the PPT?

So, you're saying that he mucked a winning hand despite not having to call a bet? It is much, much more likely that it was a mistake than on purpose. If it was on purpose, it was almost surely a bad decision. Sacrificing chips for a small amount of deception seems like a bad strategy except in very extreme situations.

Ben: I will go if I'm invited, but that is probably not going to happen.

Anonymous said...

yeah, but he had a sponsors exemption. now that i think about it, i agree it was most likely a mistake. that's gotta to be humiliating for james 'mensa man' woods. kind of reminds me of what you said about phil ivey and his ability to maintain incredible focus throughout a tournament.