Over 250 people, celebrities and notable poker names among them, gathered together to raise $300,000 for the LA Police Memorial Foundation. The night’s honoree was KISS rock ‘n’ roll legend Gene Simmons who was recognized for his stellar longtime support of the charitable organization.
Read our report of what went down at the event, the “who’s who” list of attendees, the surprising tournament winner and his shocking gesture after claiming top prize.
Playing in the WSOP Main Event is a bucket list item for legions of poker players and fans around the world. When the time comes to finally cross that item off and pony up the $10,000 buy-in, who better to take advice from than past champions who’ve won it all.
In this month’s Ask the Poker Experts column, we poll four past WSOP Main Event winners to see what tips they’d give people playing in the Main Event for the first time. Thanks to Scott Blumstein, Jamie Gold, Joe Hachem, and Chris Moneymaker for participating!
2006 WSOP Main Event Champion Jamie Gold was kind enough to speak with us about his involvement with charity poker work. The self-titled “poker philanthropist” dedicates much effort and energy to using the power of poker to raise money for charity, and that’s incredibly commendable. Here, then, is a closer look at the work that Jamie does to help harness poker’s fundraising power to support worthy charitable causes.
Ever wonder what happened to Jamie Gold? The 2006 WSOP Main Event Champ has re-emerged from poker obscurity to sign a deal endorsing the Tropicana Las Vegas poker room. Chec out the details here at the Cardplayer Lifestyle poker blog.