Hollywood Celeb Makes WSOP Final Table

The 2015 World Series of Poker is in full swing and many celebrities and sports stars take part in the many tournament events, alongside the top pros in the industry. Some celebs, even make the game of poker a pastime or secondary career. It was just recently revealed that actor James Woods has earned a spot at the final table while competing in the No Limit Hold’em Shootout event.

The $3,000 buy-in is chump change for the actor who has starred in countless hit movies. In the event, which began on Wednesday, Woods was able to outlast the competition and make it to final table play. On Twitter, Woods posted that ‘Life is Good’ with updates to the WSOP event.

In this tournament, players must win at their table to advance to the next round of competition. Basically the Shootout is a series of single-table tournaments and the winner will take home a gold bracelet, the most coveted prize of the WSOP. Woods defeated poker pro Athanasios Polychronopoulos in heads up play on Thursday to move on to Friday where he took on Doug Polk. Woods would be victorious and move on to the next round, final table play.

Final table play continued over the weekend and Woods winning streak would end. The famous movie star would go out in 7th place but would be happy to have earned his first final table appearance in the WSOP. In the end it would be Nick Petrangelo who defeated Jason Les to earn the first place win that included the gold WSOP bracelet.

This would be a first bracelet for Petrangelo and would help the pro earn over $1 million for the year in tournament winnings. The action continues as more pros and celebrities hit the gaming tables to take part in the best events in the poker industry!