Poker used to be the game associated with the smokey haze of a card party, relegated to those occasional get-togethers nestled in between work and life. These days, it's a nightly ritual, and an international community. You can read a zillion blogs on game play, from the big, tough hillbilly to the cute-and-bubbly, sexy 20-something girl. It's played everywhere, and has even become a spectator's game. In the wake of WSoP (World Series of Poker) madness, it's really no surprise that now we're going to get a taste of it on the big screen.

Variety reports that Gil Cates Jr. is gearing up to film Pass the Sugar, a documentary about the final table of the 2005 World Series of Poker. The nine players battled it out before "Diamond" Joe Hachem scored what was the largest prize to come out of a single poker tournament at the time. Unsurprisingly, the guy's brother, Tony Hachem, is one of the project's producers.

What's sketchy about this project -- the featured interviews. It seems that the doc will use discussions with celeb poker players like Jennifer Tilly and Jose Canseco. While that is certainly applicable to poker playing on the whole, it seems a bit cheesy to use them as the players with the insight, rather than the names actually involved in the big event.
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