Poker Pro’s and Celebrities to Battle for Charity
This weekend will see a number of poker professional players locking horns with some of the big name poker playing celebrities in the world, all in aid of charity.
The game will take place when the World Poker Tour’s Celebrity Invitational event that will be played at the well known Commerce Casino in Los Angeles on February 20, 2010.
The tournament will be held over 2 days, starting February 20th until February 21st and the proceeding that will be raised by the poker tournament will be going to Chrysalis, a charity who looks to help disadvantaged and homeless people, granting them employment possibilities.
The organisers have invited a total of 100 poker playing stars to take part in the tournament, and so far they have had confirmations from the likes of TV host Ricki Lake and actress/poker player Shannon Elizabeth.
Poker professionals who have also confirmed that they will be attending the event are also offering a large reputation include Phil “The Unabomber” Laak, Antonio “The Magician” Esfandiari, Howard Lederer and Erik Seidel.
The poker tournament will begin with a red carpet entrance with an hours cocktail party before the tournament starts at 8.00pm.
The buy in for the tournament has been set to $200 and will feature a re-buy status, allowing players the chance to claw their way back into the tournament should they be eliminated.
With so many big name professional poker players attending the tournament there should be a large amount of interest in the game, with celebrities looking to take the limelight by defeating players who make their living playing the game.