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Smith, Aikman Ante Up For WSOP '10



    Hall of Famers Troy Aikman and Emmitt Smith will make their 2010 World Series of Poker debut on Thursday at the Rio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, as reported by USA Today.

    The two are among a handful of celebrities participating this year, a group that includes the Dallas Mavericks' Shawn Marion--or, more accurately, included Shawn Marion, per the Dallas Morning News. He was eliminated on Monday, the first day of the tournament.

    For what it's worth, Marion was in good company: 2004 WSOP Champion Greg "Fossilman" Raymer busted out in less than 90 minutes.

    Due to the large number of entrants, and the notoriety of several of them, there are actually four starting days this year, the first on Monday and the last on Thursday. The buy-in for the World Series of Poker's Tournament of Champions is a stiff $10,000.

    Aikman and Smith, beginning on Thursday, will be part of a field of thousands of amateurs with dreams of walking away with the coveted WSOP bracelet. Beginning in the fall, ESPN will air highlights of the tournament leading up to the final table in November.

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