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Hellmuth's legacy?

Updated: October 6, 2008, 6:09 PM ET
By Gary Wise | ESPN Poker Club

It's one thing to be a star. It's another to permeate the public consciousness.

Televised poker is a genre that has typically embraced personalities. No matter the credentials that accompanied the charisma, if a likable player was captured by the camera's eye, "star" might as well have been stamped on his or her forehead. The assembly-line effect was obvious enough to draw Hollywood celebrities seeking a career boost.

Now, five years after the spawning of poker as a regularly televised ...

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