He's a franchise now--writer of two books, star of a series of DVDs, seller of a wireless Texas hold 'em game, even the face (literally) of a set of poker chips offered for a $200 buy-in and now, along with Tobey Maguire, on the board of advisers of EdgeTV, the 24-hour gaming network set to debut next year. And for a mere $25,000 you can hire him to come to your house to give you head-to-head lessons, after which he will run a tourney for you and 200 of your closest pals. Act quick, though, as he's available only 20 nights out of the year. The poker boom, during which so many suckers have gone bust, has made stars of many players who just two years ago were rounders on the circuit; never did T.J. Cloutier or Doyle Brunson or Howard Lederer or Ted Forrest or Men Nguyen or Scotty Nguyen ever imagine they'd be more famous or feared than Ben Affleck around a table covered in felt. Of course,... More >>>
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