James Woods Suffers Brutal Bad Beat at the Bike

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James Woods Suffers Brutal Bad Beat at the Bike
08 Mar

Actor and poker player James Woods has been a fixture on the California poker scene as of late. He recorded nine cashes - five of them final tables - at the WPT LA Poker Classic at the Commerce Casino in the first two months of 2018, with his deepest run coming in a $350 H.O.R.S.E. event where 3rd place was good for $2,440.

As we entered the month of March, Woods took his A-game over to the Bicycle Casino in Bell Gardens, vying for a title on the WSOP Circuit. He was again at the final table of a $365 NLHE tournament, but the poker gods were not smiling on the 70-year-old thespian and wannabe poker star.

With six players left and Woods nursing a short stack, A-J in the hole was his hand to make a move. A shove of his remaining chips found one caller seated in the small blind.

Woods was a 3-1 favorite to win when his opponent revealed K-J under the hood. But the underdog prevailed, as the 3-time Emmy winner lamented in the following social media post:

A payday of $3,395 was added to Woods' poker resume, which now stands at more than $260K in cashes. The outspoken conservative and Trump supporter will have to take another shot at winning a WSOP Circuit ring, and may do exactly that in due course.

A polarizing figure because of his many inflammatory tweets directed at the Democratic party that cause his followers and haters to voice their often heated opinions in response, there is no debate when it comes to Woods' prowess on the felt. With more than six dozen cashes since 2004 - the largest of which was $39,859 at the 2006 LA Poker Classic - Woods is no longer a "celebrity who plays poker," but rather a player to be reckoned with at the tables.

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Charles is a Chicago native and long time poker player who dusted off his journalism degree and began writing about poker following the events of Black Friday in 2011. He has written for a number of leading poker websites, offering his insights and expertise on subjects ranging from online poker leg...Read more


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