NHL Alumni and Poker Pros Face Off in Charity Poker Tournament

Theo Fleury

Sportsnet360 will be airing the PokerStars 2013 NHL Alumni Charity Poker Tournament starting Tuesday, December 17th, at 8 p.m. EST. Daniel Negreanu will give away the password to a $10K PokerStars Freeroll in each episode, so tune in!

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The charity tournament brings together three PokerStars Team Pro’s – Jonathan Duhamel, Daniel Negreanu, and Vanessa Rousso – with Hockey Hall of Famers Pat LaFontaine and Denis Savard, as well as former NHL players including Matthew Barnaby, Guy Carbonneau, Theo Fleury, Gary Leeman, Brad May, Marty McSorley, Mark Napier, and Darcy Tucker. In addition, this year’s event includes an active NHL player – Phil Kessel of the Toronto Maple Leafs – and three online qualifiers.

The event was filmed this past summer in Toronto, and the players were split into three six-player tables, each with one poker pro and one online qualifier amongst the hockey players. The final two from each table advance to a six-player final table and play for a prize of $100K to donate to a charity of their choice. The winner also takes home $25K cash and a $20K PCA package. To begin the event, the players at each table are:

TablePlayerClassification
1Vanessa RoussoPokerStars Pro
1Michael DunbarOnline Qualifier
1Denis SavardNHL Alum
1Matthew BarnabyNHL Alum
1Darcy TuckerNHL Alum
1Pat LaFontaineNHL Alum
2Jonathan DuhamelPokerStars Pro
2Derek DoolittleOnline Qualifier
2Greg SansoneSportsnet360 Personality
2Phil KesselNHL Player
2Brad MayNHL Alum
2Guy CarbonneauNHL Alum
3Daniel NegreanuPokerStars Pro
3Marv BoychukOnline Qualifier
3Marty McSorleyNHL Alum
3Theo FleuryNHL Alum
3Gary LeemanNHL Alum
3Mark NapierNHL Alum

The 2013 NHL Alumni Charity Poker Tournament will be aired in eight episodes. In each one, Daniel Negreanu will provide the password to gain access to a $10K Freeroll on PokerStars, so don’t miss an episode!

DateTimeEpisode
Tuesday, December 17th20:00NHL Alumni Charity Shootout 1
Thursday, December 19th21:00NHL Alumni Charity Shootout 2
Thursday, December 26th12:00NHL Alumni Charity Shootout 3
Friday, December 27th22:30NHL Alumni Charity Shootout 4
Tuesday, December 31st11:30NHL Alumni Charity Shootout 5
Thursday, January 2nd21:00NHL Alumni Charity Shootout 6
Tuesday, January 7th20:00NHL Alumni Charity Shootout 7
Saturday, January 11th13:00NHL Alumni Charity Shootout 8

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