Friday, January 8, 2010

Poker Celebrities: Tobey Maguire

Tobias Vincent "Tobey" Maguire; better known as Tobey Maguire was born on June 27th 1975. He is an American actor. He began his career in the 1980s, and has since become best known for his role as Peter Parker/Spider-Man in the Spider-Man films. 

Tobey Maguire can also be included in the list of avid poker celebrities. It is known that he will occasionally come out and play a tournament or two but generally he plays cash. He has done quite well at tournaments ; cashing a number of times and actually winning a tournament with a cash prize of just a little less then $100,000. Tobey Maguire is a really strong poker player, and he is a more then a legitimate danger going deep in almost every poker tournament that he plays. 

poker celebrities Tobey-MaguireAgain, Tobey Maguire is a cash player in reality. The real money that he makes is in the private poker games that he holds in his Hollywood Hills mansion. This game is referred to as those that know of it as "Tobey's Game". Tobey Maguire's cash games involve some of the biggest poker celebrities in Hollywood. One actor once remarked "I looked around the table and everyone had a net worth of $50 million except for me." Indeed that is a huge amount of money being spread around.

At his home games is where Maguire shines. He is definitely known for playing his best game here; at his own game. It has been reported that Maguire has won millions of dollars in this game, with some estimating that Tobey Maguire has cleared as much as $10 million dollars playing “Tobey's Game”.

Tobey Maguire is one of the few poker celebrities who is often referred to by even the biggest poker pros as a "cash game specialist". From the information given above it's easy to see why. Tobey has played in the World Series of Poker multiple times, his best finish to date is 54th. He has been placed in the money at the WSOP 2 other times. It has been talked about that Tobey Maguire has received a few tips from Phil Hellmuth and Daniel Negreanu. He took down the Phil Helmuth Invitational in 2004.

If you are playing the World Series of Poker main event and Maguire gets seated at your table, watch out; you just might end up with no chips. Tobey Maguire is one of the very few Hollywood poker celebrities that indeed can play.


  1. Obviously best actors have some advantage in Live Poker ... very hard to "read" them !!

  2. ??????? !!!!!
    "It has been reported that Maguire has won millions of dollars in this game,"
    i thought he was only SpidyMan?


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