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3 Barrels: CSOP raises $94k; Hellmuth DraftKings promo; Google stumps poker

TAGs: Charity Series of Poker, DraftKings, Jon Stitcher, Phil Hellmuth

3: Barrels from the world of poker including the Charity Series of Poker raising some wonga for charity, Phil Hellmuth partnering with DraftKings, and a pro poker player fluffs his lines on Who Wants to be a Millionaire.

3 Barrels: CSOP raises $94k; Hellmuth DraftKings promo; Google stumps poker The Charity Series of Poker (CSOP) has done it again.

Matt Stout and the gang pulled off another charitable masterstroke after partnering with the Las Vegas-based NHL team The Vegas Golden Knights for a night of poker, fun and entertainment billed as Charity Series of Poker ‘Knights of the Poker Table.’

The golden yolk in this particular egg was a 251-entrant tournament that resulted in Lisa Pickell beating Sean Cheatle, heads-up, to win a 2019 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event seat.

All told the Planet Hollywood bash raised $94,000 for The Golden Knights Foundation, the primary charitable link between the NHL team and the local community.

Vegas Golden Knights nut, Daniel Negreanu, starred as the emcee, and joining him from the world of celebrity and sport were Pawn Star Austin ‘Chumlee’ Russell, Friday the 13th star Kane Hodder, and WSOP Main Event Champs John Cynn and Scotty Nguyen.

One man absent from the event was the CSOP founder Stout who had to be at his wife’s bedside for the birth of his child, and it didn’t take him long to introduce baby Stout to the Vegas Golden Knights.

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Phil Hellmuth Partners With DraftKings

Phil Hellmuth is also in a giving mood, offering his Twitter followers the opportunity to win a spot in DraftKings first-ever Sports Betting National Championships.

Here is the tweet.

The first of its kind event takes place in New Jersey Jan 11-13. DraftKings has put up a guaranteed $2.5m purse with $1m guaranteed for the winner.

You can satellite into the event for peanuts via DraftKings, but the full price tag is $10,000 with $5,000 going towards the prizepool and $5,000 used for your tournament bankroll.

The rules are simple.

Use your $5,000 roll to bet on NFL games over the weekend in question with $1,000 in bets spent on Fri & Sat, and $2,000 reserved for the final Sunday when the Los Angeles Chargers face he Baltimore Ravens, and the Philadelphia Eagles take on the Chicago Bears.

The top 25 largest bankrolls end up ITM with the winner picking up that seven-figure check.

Poker Pro Whiffs Who Wants to be a Millionaire Appearance

A professional poker player from the UK has hit the headlines across the UK daily rags after failing to get past the £1,000 point of his Who Wants to be a Millionaire appearance because he didn’t know the colour of the two G’s in the word Google on the God of everything’s homepage.

Jon Stitcher told the Who Wants to be a Millionaire host, Jeremy Clarkson, that he earned a living playing online poker, so one would have thought he gets to see the word Google plenty.

Stitcher was so perplexed by the question he asked the audience (who narrowed it down to blue or green) before phoning a friend who got the answer wrong. Stitcher confirmed he thought the answer was red, and with only blue or green up for grabs, refused to select his Ask The Host option, leaving Clarkson looking like a bulldog chewing a wasp.

“No offence, but I don’t think asking you {Clarkson} at this time is going to be particularly fruitful so I’ll take my risk.” Said, Stitcher.

Stitcher has one cash on his Hendon Mob resume – a £21,500 first prize purse for winning a $325 NLHE event in Walsall where Tony Kendall and Julian Thew joined him at the final table.

Who Wants to be a Millionaire ran in the UK from 1998 – 2014 with Chris Tarrant as host. The producers brought it back for an eight-episode airing to celebrate its 20-year birthday in 2018 before extended it for another season and bringing Clarkson on board.

Here’s how you do it, Jon.

Which king was married to Eleanor of Aquitaine?

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