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I Drove 800 Miles to Play One Hand of Poker

by Michael Wiesenberg |  Published: Nov 16, 2011


Six years ago, I drove 800 miles to play one hand of poker in a tournament. Commerce Casino and the World Poker Tour jointly sponsored a media tournament for the purpose of publicizing the LA Poker Classic to the general public. Most big ticket tournaments have a media event, to which newspaper and magazine writers are invited, generally with a prize pool supplied by the hosting casino. Sometimes cash prizes are awarded to the winners; sometimes the winners designate a favorite charity. In both cases, the competition is usually of mixed caliber, with a real challenge being provided by those who write for poker publications. The winner of this media tournament was to get a coveted seat in the upcoming WPT Invitational along with 75 celebrities and 200 top pros and a chance for fame and glory in the form of a television appearance plus a share of a $200,000 ...

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