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Comedian Kevin Hart Has Lost In High Stakes Poker Tournaments This Week

The Hollywood Star Has Taken Part In Three Huge Poker Events At The PokerStars Championship Bahamas


Comedian Kevin Hart has lost more than $300,000 playing poker this week. Luckily for the Hollywood star he can afford it, having made $87.5 million last year to become the highest paid comedian of 2016 according to Forbes.

Hart made his first foray into the high-stakes poker tournament scene earlier this week in the $100,000 buy-in PokerStars Championship Bahamas super high roller. Hart dropped two buy-ins in that event for a loss of $200,000 total.

On Sunday he took part in the $5,000 buy-in PokerStars Championship Bahamas no-limit hold’em main event and once again was eliminated during the course of the first starting day.

On Monday, Jan. 9 Hart entered his third major event of the week, the $50,000 buy-in single-day high roller event. On his first entry he ran ADiamond SuitJDiamond Suit into KClub SuitQSpade Suit on a AHeart SuitJSpade Suit10Spade Suit. Hart got all of his chips in with top two pair, but his opponent Charlie Carrell had made the straight on the flop. The turn and river cards failed to help Hart and he was sent to the rail.

Hart exercised his option to re-enter the event, posting another $50,000 buy-in. This time around he got all-in with the ASpade Suit10Diamond Suit preflop against Christoph Vogelsang’s JHeart SuitJClub Suit. Hart was behind and did not catch up with a runout of 9Diamond Suit5Diamond Suit2Spade Suit3Heart Suit10Club Suit. He was eliminated again, and this time for good. The event only offered one single re-entry option.

Aaron Paul on day 1B of the main eventHart is now down $305,000 this week in poker tournament buy-ins. There are still several high-stakes tournaments remaining on the series’ schedule, including $25,000 buy-in pot-limit Omaha and no-limit hold’em events.

Hart is not the only celebrity to have made their way to the Bahamas for some poker action this week. Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul and PGA tour golf professional Sergio Garcia also took part in the PokerStars Championship Bahamas main event.

Paul is off to a good start on day 1B of the main event, having knocked out three-time World Poker Tour main event champion Chino Rheem to become one of the early leaders in the field.

Photos courtesy of PokerStars / Neil Stoddart.