The coolest dude in Hollywood just got even cooler in our eyes as Brad Pitt reportedly lost $25,000 in a single hand of poker on purpose to a driver that had been extremely nice to him while at the Sundance Film Festival promoting his new film True Story starring James Franco and director by Rupert Gold.
According to RadarOnline, Pitt had a soft spot for a valet that was “putting his two kids through college and had another baby on the way.” So, he put up the cash against the promise that if anyone else lost, they would have to engage in an outrageous dare.
Pitt ended up mucking without showing and promptly paid up.
Rousso’s pictures and likeness appeared on PokerStars’ site as recent as January 23, 2015, according to the Internet Archive Wayback Machine leading us to believe that this split is recent and probably occurred at the end of January 2015.
Vanessa’s fans can catch up with her later this month at the Zen Poker Mentoring seminar led by Brian Rast where she will be schooling attendees on “Reading and Decoding Behavior at the tables.”
As if he needed to take his legacy to even greater heights, Phil Ivey took down the LK Boutique $250,000 Challenge on Monday at the Aussie Millions at the Crown Casino in Melbourne Australia. Ivey defeated Mike McDonald heads up and bested the likes of Doug Polk, Scott Seiver and Eric Seidel, who each cashed in the rebuy event.
Last week on the special edition of the Pokerfuse Podcast, our host Michael Gentile sat down with former Head of Corporate Communications and Global Poker Marketing for PokerStars, Eric Hollreiser, to discuss various topics covering everything from Black Friday to Supernova Elite, PSPC and what’s the future of online poker may look like, and much more!
PokerStars gave away 320 free entries to the $25,000 buy-in PokerStars Players No Limit Hold’em Championship (PSPC) over the course of the previous year via Platinum Passes that after accomodations and spending money were valued at $30,000.