Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Ben Affleck – Poker Champion?

Ben Affleck has won the California State Poker Championship, held at Commerce Casino. This is a major poker tournament, not a little local event, with a $10,000 buyin and a field that includes some of the best pros in the world. He’s been playing serious poker for several years now, and has been tutored by the likes of Annie Duke and Antonio Esfandiari, so this is not a fluke. I think it’s safe to say that he’s the only person in the world to have both an academy award and a major poker championship. Perhaps that will change when Phil Hellmuth makes his film debut in Crybaby 2: Return of the Whiner.