Some games are played for fun, some are played for power, but this game is played for ultimate stakes. In the underground world of ultimate poker, only one person walks out a winner, but win or lose, sometimes winning just isn't enough.
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Law school graduate Alex Stillman isn't happy as junior clerk in his domineering father's firm but finds distraction as highly gifted Internet poker player. Legendary Tommy Vinson, who retired 20 years ago for his wife's sake, successfully offers to coach Alex for half of the fortunate he can learn to win in Las Vegas. The training, focusing on bluffing and dirty tricks, goes well until Alex feels abused by a girl hired by Vinson. They end up both entering the world tour grand final.Written by
During the WPT Championship sequence, Commentators Mike Sexton and Vince Van Patten call the play from the start of the tournament to it's finish. This never happens with WPT coverage. In the WPT T.V. episodes, Sexton and Van Patten only commentate on the final table coverage. See more »
This is not in any way, shape, or form, a good film. It is your typical run of the mill story only played much worse than normal. I guess it's nice that they got a few real poker players in this, but that's all that is worth mentioning. It's already been said, but Shannon Elizabeth is in it for about 5 minutes and then they just do away with her character completely. Burt Reynolds is grabbing another paycheck and the main character is not at all convincing. If he is supposed to be that good, how come everyone knew what he had at the end. This movie is just weak, i wouldn't waste your time. Go ahead and rent Rounders or even Lucky You if you want a better poker film.
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