Ben Affleck was born on August 15th 1972, he is a world famous celebrity after starring in many films. He originally started acting in 1992, his first part was in School Ties which also featured Matt Damon.
When most people think about celebrities playing poker, they usually think of the show Celebrity Poker Showdown or mentally conjure the shapely form of Jennifer Tilly.
Unline most other celebrity poker players, Ben Affleck has had professional poker teachers train him to be a skilled poker player. His first poker teacher was Amir Vahedy and today is being trained by Annie Duke.
In 2004 Ben Affleck won his first major tournament, he won the California State Poker Championships taking home over $356,400.
Ben won this tournament by riding some well timed pairs to victory. Before finishing the match heads-up against Stan Goldstein, he had to get through a couple other obstacles: namely Chuck Pacheco.
Ben Affleck Career Highlights:
- Good Will Hunting
- Chasing Amy
- Winning the 2004 California State Poker Championships