One of the privileges of being an online poker player on a Hollywood site is that you get the chance to play against celebrities who also play online. But if players want to have more than a chance to play against their favorite celebrity, they can pay for a celebrity heads-up game.
On July 20, 2007, that is what online player, NzameII, did playing against David Zayas. NzameII won $500 in the event. NzameII said that Zayas took the lead first, but he succeeded in counterbalancing the stacks by making selective decisions on the turn and river.
In one time, NzameII put down a pair of nines in the flop, which meant victory for the online poker player, but Zayas was able to stay alive. NzameII was able to defeat Zayas with 2 live cards. Zayas, who was a police officer before becoming an actor, said that he likes to play the game as a hobby.
Zayas has appeared in several television shows, playing the role of Enrique Morales in Oz and the role of Angel Batista in Dexter. Zayas is just one of the celebrities that players can play against at the Heads-up challenge. The other celebrities that will play at the Heads-Up poker challenge are James Woods, Donnie Wahlberg, Ken Howard, Pamela Gidley, Meat Loaf, Kevin Nealon and Mimi Rogers.
All players need to do is get enough poker points and exchange them for the opportunity to play against the celebrity of their choice. There are still a lot of poker events that attract celebrity poker players as well, like the Weekly Celebrity Tournament, the Canadian Poker Night, the Michael Woods Celebrity Invitational and the Hollywood Poker Celebrity Classic.
Online player mixerguy2 said that he had a good time at the HP Celebrity Shootout. He was able to win a good amount of money by defeating Kellie Williams. But after busting out of the poker event, mixerguy2 joined the $20 sit and goes where he joined a poker table with Dule Hill, Willie Garson and Tom Everett Scott. Mixerguy2 added that it was one of the best poker battles he has ever been a part of. He also said that he really enjoyed playing against the celebrity poker players.