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Tiger's Poker Night

Tags: Antonio Esfandari, Chris Harrison, Daniel Negreanu, Kunal Nayyar, Phil Hellmuth, Tigers Poker Night.
Posted on 21 May 2014 by "T".

Tiger WoodsAs a part of the annual fund-raiser weekend known as Tiger Jam, which raises money to the Tiger Woods Foundation that helps improving the health, education and welfare of children in the USA, an exclusive 50-player $10,000 buy-in charity tournament (presented by the World Poker Tour) was played last Friday at the Mandalay Bay Hotel casino in Las Vegas.

Besides Mr. Tiger Woods, who's currently taking some time off from golf due to a back injury which saw him miss the US Masters last month, a number of celebrities (The Bachelor host Chris Harrison, Kunal Nayyar from the TV-series The Big Bang Theory, billionaire Mark Cuban etc) and poker legends (including Doyle Brunson, Antonio Esfandari, Daniel Negreanu and Phil Hellmuth, who was the event's emcee) attended the event.

Kinesh PatherAlthough the 38-year-old golfer made a deep run in the event, he missed out on the final table. The final table included poker stars Negreanu and Esfandiari, though, the title eventually went to South African Kinesh Pather, who's best known for his runner-up finish to Daniel Cates in the WPT Alpha8 Johannesburg ($100k buy-in) earlier this year.


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8 comments on "Tiger''s Poker Night"

 3pokeronly21/05/2014 11:58:56 GMT
Nice to see, would like to know how much they made for charity, and note to writer "emcee" is spelt MC and is short for Master of Ceremonies, unless the Kid has stated a new rap career?? Good luck all. 3P.
 Heskor21/05/2014 14:36:49 GMT
Cheers it is always s good to see poker players or other players doing good event as well as sports man this can help lots of charity causes and lots of players do charity works especially gamblers as they know the value of their worth. On the tourney itself sad tiger woods did not make the final table but still some good players so will be an entertaining ending!
 Theapple21/05/2014 18:00:49 GMT
nice to see some of poker money going to charity too.

What would be even better is some of the biggest sites (like ipoker network or stars) donating some of their rake to charity... but thats not going to happen :/

 kidcougar22/05/2014 03:05:24 GMT
maybe the term emcee is not used in New Zealand but it is an accepted abbreviation(as is mc) used in Canada and the United States (and probably elsewhere)
 ddblt197022/05/2014 07:15:10 GMT
Nice to see that there are a lot of charity tournaments lately.

This buy-in is nothing for the billionaires, but can do a lot for many children.
 doubletop77722/05/2014 09:15:07 GMT
What a great tournament this must have been to play in. I dont think i would have been able to play an hand as i would have been too busy stargazing around the tables!!!
 Macubaas22/05/2014 13:37:11 GMT
Sounds like it was a great event, especially when you consider that there is charity involved in it!
It would be nice if more sport people would implement this idea, i'm sure they will gain a lot more fans!

 ddblt197023/05/2014 08:37:35 GMT
Charity tournaments are always nice.

They are great way to raise money for people who need it.

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