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Poker gets kids out of the classroom

by Lee Watkinson |  Published: Apr 02, '09


Chalk up another final table for the king of 6th place in charity rebuy events, last night at the Hard Rock Hotel. The good news is that one of the featured items in the 6th place prize package was a very nice Hardcore Elegance peice. I have always been pretty lucky in these tournaments but never quite lucky enough to win the first place prize which is ussualy a $10,000 WSOP main event seat. The event was a lot of fun. It was hosted by Howard and Suzie Lederer to help get Las Vegas kids out of the classroom. For just $1 a kid we found out that we can get the kids out of school on a field trip to The Springs Resrve which is a 180 acre historical and enviromental attraction located, surprisingly, almost in Downtown Las Vegas. It is built around the site of the bubbling spring that Las Vegas "sprung up" around.

Howard and Suzie always put on first class events with nice bounties on Howard. This time it was a 50 lb bag of manure and in the recent New Years event a certificate for a "sack n crack waxing" was given to the fellow that knocked him out.

Lee Watkinson has accumulated nearly $4 million in tournament winnings over his career. His accomplishments include a World Series bracelet in the 2006 $10,000 pot-limit Omaha event and an eighth-place finish in the 2007 WSOP main event. Lee is a Full Tilt Pro and uses his poker winnings to help a chimpanzee rescue charity. Learn more about Lee at his website,

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