Poker Coverage: Poker Legislation Poker Tournaments U.S. Poker Markets Sports Betting

Ebony Kenney Tops Matt Damon, Kevin Pollak In Celebrity Online Charity Poker Tournament

Americas Cardroom-Hosted Event Raises About $2 Million For Feeding America

Print-icon
 

All In For Feeding America Winner Ebony KenneySome of the biggest names in sports and entertainment gathered online Saturday for a $10,000 buy-in charity poker tournament.

Online poker site Americas Cardroom hosted All In For Feeding America, which drew a field of 65 entrants, including many notable poker-playing celebrities such as Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Tom Brady, Sarah Silverman, Adam Sandler, Adam Levine, Jason Bateman, Jon Hamm, Cheryl Hines, Jason Mewes, Aaron Paul, Scoot McNairy, and John Krasinski.

The field also featured poker pros like Doyle Brunson, Jason Koon, Alex Foxen, Todd Brunson, Jeff Gross, Jamie Staples, Jon Pardy, Luke Schwartz, Mike McDonald, and Jeff Boski.

In the end, the title went to poker pro Ebony Kenney, who made fans by streaming the event and talking trash as she knocked out both poker players and celebrities en route to victory. Kenney eliminated Matt Damon, Phil Hellmuth, and Kevin Smith on her way to the final table, which also included the likes of Tobey Maguire, Bryan Cranston and poker pro Tom Cannuli.

Comedian and avid poker player Andy Milonakis took third place, while impression king Kevin Pollak finished runner-up. Pollak can be seen nearly every summer at the World Series of Poker and has cashed in the main event twice.

Although Kenney came away with the win, she did not take home any of the prize pool, which was all donated to charity. After an additional donation from ACR, it is estimated that the tournament raised $2 million to benefit hunger-relief efforts in the United States.

The tournament was live streamed by ACR, as well as a handful of players in the field. You can watch a replay of the Twitch stream here.

View this post on Instagram

I know I’m a poker player, but honestly, I’m only on twitch so I can pursue my hobby of nonstop snapping, clapping, and dancing. Also, I may very well be the only person who streams standing*. *Dancing. Really, that’s what I’m doing the entire time. Let’s call it what it is.* Twitch.tv/ebonykenney #poker #pokerplayer #dance #streaming #dancing #twerk #blackgirlmagic #blackgirlsrock #saturdaynight #mentalhealth #fun #quarantine #quarantinelife #socialdistancing #triplethreatchallenge #pokerface #pokernight #pokerlife #twitch #streamer #streaming #vancouver #positivevibes #bald #selflove #bts</a></p> <p style=" color:#c9c8cd; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; line-height:17px; margin-bottom:0; margin-top:8px; overflow:hidden; padding:8px 0 7px; text-align:center; text-overflow:ellipsis; white-space:nowrap;">A post shared by <a href="https://www.instagram.com/ebonykenney/?utm_source=ig_embed&utm_campaign=loading" style=" color:#c9c8cd; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; font-style:normal; font-weight:normal; line-height:17px;" target="_blank"> Ebony Kenney | Coach</a> (ebonykenney) on