Charity is part of poker culture and this week on PokerGO, a full episode devoted to the subject hits THE VAULT. “Charity in Mind” features six players who give back almost as much as they take in. Poker and philanthropy are on the brain for the six players.
The $20,000 Sit-n-Go features Phil Gordon and Andy Bloch as two of the players involved. The pair is famous for their generous hearts and sharp poker minds. Gordon founded the Bad Beat on Cancer foundation and initiated a fund of players to donate one percent of their tournament winnings to the charity. To date, the charity has raised over $3.5 million to support cancer research.
Bloch and Gordon were both active in the former Ante Up for Africa event, as well. The tournament used to be a staple of the World Series of Poker and featured stars such as Matt Damon and Ben Affleck playing.
Charity poker tournaments are a great time had by all and this episode is no different.
Chris Ferguson and Howard Lederer are in on the fun as are Annie Duke and Jennifer Harman. The six all know one each other well and that comes off in the game. The sextet decides early on to show their hole cards every time someone wins a pot and that leads to an ever more congenial atmosphere.
If you’re interested in being a fly on the wall for strong poker and even better table talk, dive into THE VAULT to catch the action.
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