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I arrived about an hour ago. My first order of business for the trip was to stop for a massage. My therapist Sue had a wonderful touch and the half hour flew by way too fast.
I was greeted by Kyle Villers and Adam Huch, our hosts for the weekend at baggage claim. We are waiting for the other ladies flights to arrive before catching the limo to the hotel.
As luck would have it, We spotted Maria Ho waiting in the baggage claim area, looking beautiful as ever!!
Tiffany “Hot Chips” Michelle showed up a few minutes later. The word is Jennifer Leigh has landed and is taxiing as I type this.
This is going to be awesome!
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PokerNations & TPT Charity Tournament
Hosted By Andy Bloch!
Date: Sunday, Sep 19, 2010
Time: 4pm EST (1600 server time, 1pm PST, 9pm GMT)
Site: Full Tilt Poker
Tournament ID: 172330870
Buy-In: $10+$10 ($10 to the prize pool, $10 to PokerGives)
Game Type: No Limit Texas Hold Em (1,500 starting chips)
September is National Poker Month and you can help show the world that the poker community is a positive force by playing in this event. You’ll be helping to contribute to four great charities while being able to compete with your favorite pros and become eligible for huge prizes!
Early Registration Bonus – CardRunners Membership (valued at $130)
You must pre-register for this tournament on Full Tilt Poker by September 1st, 2010 and play the event. You must post in our forum thread with your full tilt username by the same date in order to be eligible. One winner will be randomly chosen from all eligible early registrations.
Special Prizes – Awarded In Separate Drawings – Oct 4, 2010
The winner of our online event will be entered into a separate drawing along with the winners of other events held throughout National Poker Month at land-based casinos for the prizes below. Post your full tilt username by the end of Level 1 to be eligible:
(2) WPT Celebrity Invitational Seats – (value priceless)
Two winners will be selected to play in the World Poker Tour Celebrity Invitational Tournament. This is a $200,000 televised freeroll that you cannot buy into, you must be invited. You’ll rub shoulders with Hollywood celebrities and famous poker pros at the Commerce Casino in California.
WPT Boot Camp Seat – (valued at $1,895)
Take your game to the next level with in-person instruction from professional poker players who’ve racked up millions in winnings via cash games and tournaments and you could be the next poker millionaire!
CardPlayer Cruise Poker Trip – (valued at $1,200)
Enjoy a fabulous cruise to Mexico while playing your favorite poker cash and tournament games. You’ll meet pro players and fellow poker fans while enjoy life on and off the felt!
One Hour Private Poker Lesson – (valued at $300 each)
Mike Sexton and Linda Johnson have both graciously offered to provide a one-hour lesson via phone to two seperate winners.
Exclusive Prize To Our Winner – (valued at $100)
1 hour shadowing session. This entails an free online poker analysis and discussion (via skype or yahoo messenger). Prize can be gifted to a friend or family member. Provided by PokerInstructors.com
The following pros have expressed to us they will be playing
Andy Bloch, Linda Johnson, Jan Fisher, Susie Isaacs, Chip Jett, Karina Jett, Jena Delk
Copied from http://preventcancer.org/newsroom2c.aspx?id=4560#tourney
On May 4, a record 130 poker players from across the country brought their best poker faces to the nation’s capital to support cancer prevention. The Prevent Cancer Foundation raised $215,000 at its Sixth Annual Bad Beat on Cancer Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament. After an exciting evening of tournament play, Jeremy Coon took the grand prize donated by Harrah’s Entertainment—a $10,000 seat at the 2010 World Series of Poker Tournament.
The event was attended by top professional poker players Andy Bloch, Lee Childs, Annie Duke, Rafe Furst, Jena Delk and Howard Lederer, members of Congress and players from corporate and poker communities. Professional poker champion and Foundation board member Phil Gordon—renowned for his commentary on televised poker matches such as Celebrity Poker Showdown and the World Series of Poker—served as the master of ceremonies for the evening.
The tournament, sponsored by 1-800-Contacts®, Amgen, Astra Zeneca, General Dynamics, Harrah’s Entertainment Inc., Legacy, and the Poker Players Alliance, featured 10 players at each of the 13 tables vying to win a seat at the final table where they competed for fabulous prizes, each of which had been generously donated to the Foundation. Prior to the tournament, Gordon and the other professional poker stars in attendance held a poker clinic for first-time players and for those in need of a refresher course before the games began.
“Poker is an exciting way to bring people together to beat cancer. Most of our guests recognize the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s mission is important and they are more than happy to help fulfill it,” said Jan Bresch Mahrer, the Foundation’s executive vice president and chief operating officer.
Since its inception at the World Series of Poker in 2003, the Bad Beat on Cancer initiative has raised more than $3.2 million to support the Foundation’s mission.
You are invited to play in the upcoming Poker Gives charity event. For just $10, you can help a special charity, play with some of your favorite pros, practice your tournament skills, earn some cash, and have a shot at lots of bonus prizes!!!!!
A tournament to benefit Poker Gives (see www.Pokergives.org), a nonprofit 501(c) (3) organization founded by Mike Sexton, Linda Johnson, Jan Fisher, and Lisa Tenner is being held on Full Tilt this Sunday April 4 at 2pm EST. The entry fee is $5 + $5 ($5 to Poker Gives and $5 to the prizepool). The format will be no-limit hold’em with a double starting stack of 3,000 tournament chips.
To register, log into Full Tilt, click on tournaments, and then click on the “private” tab in the tournament lobby. Scroll down to the event on April 4 that starts at 14:00 (it is listed in red). It is also possible to locate the tournament by clicking on Requests, then Find Tournament by ID 137491817. You will need the password PokerNations to register.
You will be able to play and chat with many pros including Andy Bloch, TJ Cloutier, Jan Fisher, Susie Isaacs, Jena Delk, Linda Johnson, Karina Jett and Eric “Rizen” Lynch. To reward you for your donation, participants will have a shot at winning lots of bonus prizes, which have a current value at more than $3,900. Bonus prizes are still being donated so keep checking the list. Visit http://www.pokernations.com/charity.php for more details and to sign up to be eligible for the bonus prizes.
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January 27, 2010 Apoorva Stull
Famed Poker Player Jena Delk Joins Prevent Cancer Foundation
Bad Beat on Cancer Initiative
ALEXANDRIA, VA — Famed poker player Jena Delk will partner with Bad Beat on Cancer, pledging to donate one percent of her winnings towards the Prevent Cancer Foundation. Proceeds from Bad Beat on Cancer™ members go towards the Foundation’s mission: the prevention and early detection of cancer through scientific research, education and community outreach to all populations, including children and the underserved. Jena will join current Bad Beat on Cancer™ top professional poker champions such as Phil Gordon, Andy Bloch, Lee Childs, Rafe Furst and Howard Lederer.
“I am so excited to be a part of the Bad Beat on Cancer™ team,” explains Jena. “It’s wonderful to be a part of an organization that raises funds for Cancer Prevention and I hope this will be a long-lasting partnership.”
During the 2003 World Series of Poker (WSOP), poker professionals Phil Gordon and Rafe Furst started a drive to help fund cancer prevention research and education ― by playing poker. They asked their friends to pledge just one percent of their winnings at the WSOP Championship Event to the Prevent Cancer Foundation as a tax-deductible donation, resulting in enough money to fund a research grant for an entire year. This grand gesture capitulated into the Bad Beat on Cancer™ initiative. Since its inception six years ago, Bad Beat on Cancer™ has raised nearly $3 million for cancer prevention research and has grown to include other major poker tournaments, leagues and home games. The initiative has inspired amateurs and pros alike to pledge one percent of their winnings for life, including stars Phil Hellmuth, Jr., Paul Wasicka, Andy Bloch, Annie Duke, Phil Ivey, Chris Ferguson, John Juanda, Mike Matusow and Dennis Phillips.
If you’re interested in holding a Bad Beat on Cancer™ tournament or poker game in your community to benefit the Prevent Cancer Foundation, visit: www.preventcancer.org for more information.
About The Prevent Cancer Foundation
As a leading health organization for 25 years, the Prevent Cancer Foundation has catapulted cancer prevention to prominence and provided more than $113 million in support of cancer prevention and early detection research, education and community outreach programs across the country. The Foundation’s peer-reviewed grants have been awarded to nearly 500 scientists from more than 150 of the leading academic medical centers nationwide. This research has been pivotal in developing a body of knowledge that is the basis for important cancer prevention and early detection strategies. Through healthy lifestyle choices, you can reduce your risk of breast, cervical, colorectal, lung, oral, prostate, skin and testicular cancers. For more information, please visit www.preventcancer.org.