A rare example of cooperation between an online poker website, a radio station and a bricks-and-mortar cardroom will take place on Sunday November 14.
Party Poker is bankrolling a charity tournament at the Bicycle Casino in partnership with ESPN Radio 710.
In the 1st Annual ESPN Radio 710 Mason & Ireland Celebrity Poker Party 700 poker players, including some Hollywood celebrities, will compete in a No-Limit Hold ’em tournament for a guaranteed $25,000 first prize. Proceeds will benefit the Childrens Hospital of Los Angeles.
The cost to buy into the tournament is $200 plus a $30 entry fee and players have the option to buy in multiple times should they be eliminated early. Pre-registration is available at www.thebigshowcharitypoker.com. Walk-up registration will be allowed on the day of the event at “the Bike” in Bell Gardens, Los Angeles, until maximum capacity is reached.
The prize pool will be determined by the number of entries and cash prizes will be awarded to the top 45 positions. The first place winner will receive approximately forty percent of the total prize pool with a guaranteed minimum of $25,000. Fifteen per cent of the prize pool will be donated to the Childrens Hospital of Los Angeles.
UK vs. US is part of Monte Carlo Poker Week
Four of the top Togel Online poker players from Europe and the U.S. will battle in a no-limit Texas Hold’em battle in the first ever Transatlantic Poker Cup next week.
Britain’s “Hendon Mob” – Barny Boatman, Ram Vaswani, Joe Beevers and Ross Boatman – will represent the UK and face four of the best U.S. players, Phil Ivey, Howard Lederer, Chris Ferguson and John Juanda, as part of the Monte Carlo Millions.
The Transatlantic Poker Cup will be televised at a future date.
“The Hendon Mob has so far taken on the best 4-man poker teams from Australia, France and Ireland and has beaten every one of them,” said Barny Boatman. “Now we’re ready for the greatest test of all as we take on America’s finest for a $100,000 prize.”
The Monte Carlo Millions, limited to 80 professional and amateur players, is being held at the world-famous Sporting d’Hiver in Monte-Carlo, Monaco from November 6-13.
Playing alongside the professionals is the French singer and actor Patrick Bruel, who joined the ranks of World Champions with his 1998 win at the World Series of Poker’s Limit Hold’em event. A second place finish at the 2004 Five Star World Poker Classic earned him close to $100,000.
Eight of the players at the main event for a $1 million prize pool won their seats online at satellite tournaments through Prima Poker Network card rooms.
To top off the week, Matt Savage and his fiance, who met and fell in love at the 2002 World Series of Poker, will exchange wedding vows, to go “all-in” on the bet of a lifetime.