The Jamie Gold Charity Tournament has recently kicked off as part of the unique Poker in the Park festival currently being held at Leicester Square, London. A wide range of celebrities and professional poker players showed up to cap off the 50 player team, which went head to head at the Casino at the Empire’s Shadow Lounge.
Jamie Gold, the winner of the 2006 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event, was the host of the event, alongside Peter Eastgate, the WSOP Main Event’s youngest ever winner. Some of the poker professionals who managed to come along and play were JJ Hazan, Ian Frazer, John Tabatabai, Sam Trickett and Nick Persuad, and they were joined by celebrities Michael Greco and Teddy Sheringham.
The Jamie Gold Charity Tournament has been held in order to try and raise money for the range of charity organization under the Jamie Gold Foundation wing. The buy-ins for the event were all donated to the Jamie Gold Foundation, yet there were several special donations made as part of the giving spirit. One of these donations was a seat to the UniBet Open valued at £3,000, and another was a £5,200 seat to the European Poker Tour.
There were 4 separate camera crews on set to capture the live poker action amidst the generous giving spirit. The winner of the day was none other than Swedish Professional Mikael Gabrielsson.
Poker in the Park in Leicester Square will continue until 9.30pm on the 14th of September, during which Jamie Gold himself, as well as a handful of other poker professionals, will be giving a lecture under the UniBet lecture Marquee.
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