World Series of Poker Main Event –

Actors, Athletes And Aaron Paul, Bitch!

Top tier talent from other fields compete on the felt.

James Woods – celebrity poker player.

It’s not the days of Tobey Maguire, Ben Affleck and Matt Damon anymore but that doesn’t mean that some otherworldly top talent from the fields of sports and entertainment still don’t get down with the WSOP.

The NBA brought in current free-agent, NBA Champion Paul Pierce...

Paul Pierce talks with PokerNews.

and 2006 NBA Champion Earl Barron...

3-Time NFL Super Bowl Champion Richard Seymour was on the felt.

The UFC was well represented as well as destroyer of men Martin Kampmann, took a seat…

and UFC ring announcer (and bone fide poker junkie) Bruce Buffer found time to play some hands.

You probably already know that actors Ray Romano, Kevin Pollack and James Woods all ponied up (or were staked) for the Main Event but probably the most popular actor wandering the halls of the Rio was Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul (who played Jesse Pinkman on the critically acclaimed series). It was reported that Paul didn’t have time to play the event this year, but was such a fan he came to rail for a bit.

With the 2014 Main Event field being the biggest one since 2010 poker is back on the upswing and maybe next year we’ll see even more famous faces giving all their chips to Phil Ivey.

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