Tobey Maguire – A celeb poker player
Being a celebrity doesn’t mean they don’t have hobbies, like the rest of us! In fact, some even share the same passions, like gambling, playing poker online or attending poker tournament events. Did you know that a huge number of celebrities spend their spare time and money enjoying online games or attending private poker tournaments? In fact, they do love to play, and a lot… Let’s discover today another example of celeb poker players – Tobey Maguire.
This celeb poker player knows how to play!
‘The worst tipper, the best player, and the absolute worst loser’ – Molly Bloom
With this line in mind, a picture of the former ‘Spider-Man’ can be easily created. But who is Molly Bloom to know so much about Maguire’s passion for poker? Molly is known as the ‘Poker Princess’ in the world of the Holywood celebrities, as she organized many poker events for today’s stars.
She even wrote a memoir – ‘Molly’s Game’ where she remembered the undergrounds of a poker night with celebrities. About Tobey, she also says – ‘Tobey was cute, too, and he seemed very friendly.’ He only played with his Shuffle Master – a machine that dealt the cards. It was the only way the game seemed fair to him.
More about Tobey’s Poker Games
It has been publicly stated that Maguire was tutored by Daniel Negreanu, so there’s no wonder how he made impressive amounts of money from playing poker.
He attended several important events, such as:
- 2005 WSOP
- 2006 WSOP
- 2007 WSOP
In addition, 2007 was a great year for Tobey, he won $39,445 at the WSOP tournament events and $10 million more during the episode of Poker After Dark (a poker television program on NBC).
A serious and tactical player
The majority of the players who competed against Tobey Maguire can agree upon a statement – he is a very analytical player who plans every move he makes. He is not a good loser, as his ambition makes him always want more and more.
Moreover, by studying the events and games he attended, Maguire seems like a pro player. In fact, some even state, with no solid proofs, that he might be ‘the biggest poker winner of all times’. What do you think?
Statistics and facts
When talking about Tobey Maguire as a celeb poker player, we immediately think about the huge lawsuit that started in 2011, when he, together with 21 other people, were sued for winning important amounts of money from illegal poker games. In this lawsuit, Maguire was legally represented by Robert Barta. The media unveiled that Maguire signed a settlement agreement and paid $80,000.
Did poker actually help Tobey Maguire?
Well, in fact, it did! When filming the movie ‘Pawn Sacrifice’ released in 2014, Tobey Maguire declared to find his inspiration for this movie in poker. The movie is a biographical drama that has as the leading actor – Tobey Maguire, by the name of Bobby Fischer – a chess expert.
Both games have as a central secret – a strong strategic thinking! Maybe, this helped Maguire develop such a charming and memorable character.
The bottom line
All in all, Tobey Maguire has a unique way of handling his cards and therefore seems to find the perfect solution for any troublesome situation. His strategy and his skills helped him gain great amounts of money, this is why he occupies an important place in our Top Celeb Poker Players!
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