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Poker Player Serves Up Huge Upset at 2008 Summer Olympics

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Aug/15/2008
James Blake

U.S. American poker player James Blake, who is not Phil Ivey, served up the biggest upset of the Olympics so far by defeating the number one-ranked tennis player in the world (til Monday) Roger Federer in straight sets today. Blake is now guaranteed a chance to play for a medal in Beijing.

After the match, Blake told reporters, "This is almost as great as the day I won $5,000 in an online poker tournament."

Known to toss cards regularly online and in casinos around the world in between tennis matches, Blake joins the growing ranks of poker players finding success away from the tables and in more "mainstream" sports. Just this past June, poker player Rocco Mediate finished second in the US Open to Tiger Woods, and poker player Orel Hershiser, who made the quarterfinals at this year's National Heads-Up Poker Championship, was apparently good at baseball once.

Relatedly, Blake also joins the ranks of pro athletes who get to bang the hot girl of their choice, including his most recent exploits volleyball player Jennifer Scholle (on left below) and US Olympic soccer hottie Heather Mitt (on right). And probably the two Australian chicks in the photo above.

Source: www.wickedchopspoker.com

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