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Power Balance Charity Poker Tournament

11 August 2010 , By: Melissa Castello
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I'm not a normal poker scenester so you won't catch me at many of the charity events, unless there's a hefty open bar, I'm working, or both. However last week Power Balance, the new performance enhancing bracelet company, threw a charity tournament at Drais in the W Hotel Hollywood and I was asked to help with stats on the final table. The W Hotel is amazing and Drais is much different than the after hours club I'm used to in Vegas. The table was set and quickly loads of celebs and poker pros filled the rooftop lounge.
Categories: charity tournament, Joe Reitman, Macy Gray, Maria Ho, Power Balance, Shannon Elizabeth, Tiffany Michelle, Trishelle Cannatella

Hollywood Meets the Main Event

11 July 2010 , By: Melissa Castello
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Celebs want to be poker players and poker players want to be celebs. Jennifer Elise Cox, best known for her work in the 1995 Brady Bunch movie, said she thinks the poker world is more glamorous than Hollywood.  Not sure if I agree with that statement but working in the media I know there are some poker divas out there. *Ray Romano* *David Allen Grier* Busto Day 2a *Hank Azaria* Still in! Day 2b *Bruce Buffer* Still in! Day 2b *Jason Alexander* Alive and kicking! Day 2b *The rest of the busto celebs:* Trishelle Cannatella, Jennifer Elise Cox, Sara Underwood, Shannon Elizabeth, and Emmitt Smith.
Categories: 2010 World Series of Poker, 2010 WSOP, 2010 WSOP Main Event, Emmitt Smith, Hank Azaria, Jason Alexander, Ray Romano, Trishelle Cannatella

Reality TV Star Gets 15 More Minutes

1 23 February 2010 , By: Melissa Castello
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The WPT Celebrity Invitational is a charity re-buy tournament held during the LAPC at the Commerce Casino. The charity that benefits from the event is Chrysalis, a Los Angeles based non-profit organization dedicated to helping the homeless population become self-sufficient through job training and employment opportunities. This year the WPT event went heads up with the NAPT inaugural event happening at the Venetian. I can'€™t imagine why any respectable poker player would want to pass up a $5k buy-in with a field 872 players and a $4 million prize pool to play in a $200k crap-shoot freeroll.
Categories: LAPC, Trishelle Cannatella, WPT