Over the last few days, Canadian poker legend Daniel Negreanu appeared at the center of media attention due to the verbal spat with American poker pro Doug Polk. Negreanu, who has earned more money in poker tournaments than anyone else in the world is currently busy with organizing a charity poker event that is to raise funds the Folded Flag Foundation. The player decided to turn his back on all the intrigues and bring more meaning to people’s life.
The Folded Flag Foundation is a non-profit organization benefiting families of fallen soldiers for continued education. The organization is established by Vegas Golden Knights owner and West Point graduate Bill Foley. A crew of poker stars and celebrities will flock at the Andaz Hotel West Hollywood to try their luck at a game of poker, which is inspired by a good cause.
The tournament will take place in Los Angeles on 25th February at 1 pm. The Charity Series of Poker (CSOP) event is called Above the Fold – A Sky-High Salute to Service and Sacrifice and it is hosted by the Canadian poker veteran Daniel Negreanu. The tournament is to feature a $400 buy-in fee. Eliminated players can re-enter the game for a $200 re-buy fee.
Charity Poker Event to Bring Ton of Fun
To add more adrenaline to the poker battle, the players will compete for a seat into 2018 World Series of Poker and a private poker lesson with the Canadian poker legend. The chip leader will lock horns with Negreanu in a heads-up battle. The top six finishers will collect nice payouts and the player who purchases the most rebuys will also enjoy a special award.
Enthusiasts, who would like to participate in the event will have the chance to gather around one table with poker luminaries of Negreanu’s rank. Todd Brunson, Lacey Jones, Joe Stapleton, Adam Levy and Matt Stout, founder and President of the CSOP will be also among the attendees of the event. Stout is an American poker player with an extensive poker portfolio. According to the Hendon Mob, the player is sporting a seven-figure bankroll of $3,733,314. Stout founded the charity tournament series in 2014 and since then, the series helped a lot of organization to raise funds for worthwhile causes.
One of the most hotly-debated topics is undoubtedly the feud between Daniel Negreanu and Doug Polk, which reached its peak mere days ago. Casino Reports produced an article discussing the reasons that spurred the verbal spat between the two players. Quite unsurprisingly, Negreanu and Polk have different views even in terms of charity events. According to Polk, some poker players participate in charity events only to attract media attention, but not because they are inspired by the good cause itself.