PG-13 | | Drama
As an ex-gambler teaches a hot-shot college kid some things about playing cards, he finds himself pulled into the world series of poker, where his protégé is his toughest competition.
For the film's climax, the World Poker Tour (2003) set was shipped to New Orleans for filming.
During the WPT Championship tournament sequence, when play gets to 9-handed, the remaining players are split between two tables. This is never the case in the WPT final. When the tournament gets down to 10-players, all ten are combined to one final table, not two tables as shown in the film.
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