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PCA: Lots of pros and celebs took part in the amFAR charity tournament

Tags: amfar, charity, mats sundin, nelly, pca, slash, spencer benjafield, william thorson.
Posted on 11 January 2010 by "T".

The amFar charity tournament turned out really well this year as the buy-in of $5000 didn't scare off poker pros, celebs and other people from taking part (Slash from Guns 'N Roses, Nelly, Mats Sundin etc). Some of the participants of the tournament even made a few re-buys (PokerStars Pro William Thorson, just to mention 1 player with a big heart). Thanks to so many generous people - not less than $97,500 was donated to cancer research.

The winner of the tournament came to be Spencer Benjafield, an Englishmen who won his seat through a freeroll for players with 'supernova status' at PokerStars. For the win he received $37,500 from the total prize pool of $195,000.

 


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5 comments for "PCA: Lots of pros and celebs took part in the amFAR charity tournament"

 mazas11/01/2010 16:06:19 GMT
not big prize and no more pro poker players only few known names and this names arent from poker world just from sport or tv Smile
good luck all
 SuperNoob11/01/2010 16:57:43 GMT
maybe it was a charity tournament, thats why many players decided to stay away from the game as a big part of buyins will be donated to charity.
but Thumbs Up to those who took part
 leroi2112/01/2010 00:49:30 GMT
nice way to earn money for charity cause. good thing that pros participate!
 ZmxPowah12/01/2010 05:30:01 GMT
Always nice to see someone help the charity ^^.
The same cash which is nearly nothing for some people can save others for which it'sa fortune.
 pmgignac14/01/2010 16:08:45 GMT
slash plays poker...wonder is he as good at poker that with is guitar
does he makes a solo with is aces lol

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