Latest happenings in poker world has added its corporate name to the growing list of entities supporting the Budding Ivey Foundation, the Las Vegas organization designed to bring educational opportunities to underprivileged students. The special occasion coming up is the Budding Ivey Foundation Charity Poker Tournament, the Golden Nugget.
The Budding Ivey Foundation is the philanthropic organization created by poker star Phil Ivey. Players who participate in The Budding Ivey Foundation Charity Poker Tournament are also invited to concentrate the Sixth Annual World Series of poker Barbecue, held the same day and sponsored by Howard and Suzie Leader and Steve Zolotow.
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As announced before, the WSOB starts at 6 p.m. at the Tank, a new attraction at the Golden Nugget featuring unusual marine life, a three-story water slide and seven private cabanas. Participants can take advantage of complimentary limo and shuttle services from the Rio All-Suites Hotel Casino from 5 p.m. until midnight, provided by Las Vegas Transportation.
Upon arrival at the Golden Nugget, they will be greeted by Dean Martin impersonator Tom Stevens. The main feature of poker is providing bonuses and funds to the charity.All of the proceeds from the no-limit Texas Hold'em tournament, which will be held in the Golden Nugget event center and emceed by veteran tournament director Matt Savage, benefit the Budding Ivey Foundation.
Ivey, the spokesman for the group, said the foundation is dedicated to providing educational opportunities to the less fortunate. "This fundraiser will primarily benefit the Empowered 2 Excel Academy in North Las Vegas," Ivey said. "Their doors were recently closed due to a lack of funds. We are determined to open those doors again for the kids in that community."
Andy Transplant Foundation
Susan Thompson began the Andy Transplant Foundation after she lost her brother Andy to Liver Disease in 2003. He spent years trying to get on a transplant list then he waited for a donation. When they did finally find two live donors with the same blood type, the family rushed Andy to the hospital.
Doctors decline to perform the surgery because there were no beds available at the hospital and Andy died two weeks later.Through the foundation, Thompson is hosting the 1st Annual World Series of Poker Tournament to raise money and responsiveness about her brother’s disease and the healthcare system.
The winner of the game gets a $10,000 seat in the National poker championship in Las Vegas with a chance to win $10 million.
No-Limit Texas Hold’em has a language all its own. It isn’t conversed with a broad southern pronunciation, it sounds like something uttered in a abroad tongue. "I’ve got 73 diamonds and I’m all inside. Flop: Ace - 3 – King Offsuit; Turn: 7; River; 7. I double up with 7’s full. Next hand – 7-3 diamonds once more. (America poker tour)
I’m all in – again. I get another caller (one with enough chips to take me out). They’ve got pocket 6’s. Flop comes: Ace of Diamonds - 4 of Diamonds – 8 of Diamonds. I hit my flush on the flop. Then: the Turn comes: 5; and a 4 at the River. The nut flush is a winner."The VON Conference already had a number of high-profile attendees expected, but adding John Ratzenberger and Phil Hellmuth to the list of poker tournament players was a major coup.
Ratzenberger is famous for his role as "Cliff" on the long-running television series "Cheers" and he is the current host of the Travel Channel's "Made in America." He’s also a poker devotee. Hellmuth is a regular at the World Series of Poker championship and one of the all-time top money makers in professional poker.
In mid-October, Pulver Enterprises staked on adding a, "Best Bet for the Cure: Charity Poker No-Limit Texas Hold'em competition" to their "Voice on Net" discussion in Boston and succeeded enormously. Not only did their event raise cash for the Diabetes Research association Foundation and The Barton Center for Diabetes Education, they upped the ante for other nonprofit organizations concerned in gambling on poker’s resurgent fame.
Non Profitable Poker Organizations
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World Poker Championship
WORLD POKER CHAMPIONSHIP : : Jerry Yang -2007 World Series of Poker Champion!
On July 17, 2007, nine gamblers took their seats, each with their eyes on an amazing $8.25 Million payday, and the most adored award in poker: the armlet that would go to the gambler who became the next World Series of Poker world winner. Gambling would not stop until that winner was crowned.
Ninth place would receive $525,934, and our first millionaire would be made when we reached five remaining players from poker foundation.This was the World Series of Poker that was in the truest sense of the word, the World Series. The nine gamblers that started the day summoned from a total five dissimilar countries, less than half from the United States: Philip Hilm and Jon Kalmar from the United Kingdom; Raymond Rahme from South Africa.
Philip Hilm began day with the chip lead, sitting on roughly 23,000,000 in chips. Hilm's got in front, however, was only 3 Million above second place Tuan Lam. Beginning the day in third place was Jon Kalmar, just a few small chips less of second place. In short, there was no "Jamie Gold Effect" as we began this year's final table... anything could occur
WORLD POKER CHAMPIONSHIP : : Jamie Gold, a professional poker player
Jamie Gold, a professional poker gambler in online poker websites, who hails from Malibu, California, is one of the main stars in the world of poker. His succeeding after his WSOP challenge - in which he took the pot in the 2006 challenge - totaled over twelve million, bringing him nationwide acclaim as the biggest victor in poker history.
He is renowned for his cool approach toward betting loads of money, with this aggressive gambling style being neutralized by calm tolerate. While most gamblers gamble the game with a steady face of steel, Jamie Gold is alive and lively, calm and calm during the entirety of the game.
Gold started his venture into the 2006 World Series of Poker as a celebrity gambler, but quickly exceeded his contest and calmly moved up the ladder, leaving his celebrity buddies in the dust. After seven days of gambling, in which Gold stayed completely calm and composed and succeeded with precision and ability, he was offered an agreement to join the world of truly expert poker. (Poker Player Profile)
A few hours later, he won his first WSOP title. His skill, which his challenger realized was far beyond that of his associate celebrities, was honed by constant gambling at a Los Angeles casino near his residence.