NHL Alumni and Poker Pros Face Off in Charity Poker Tournament
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!
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:
|1||Vanessa Rousso||PokerStars Pro|
|1||Michael Dunbar||Online Qualifier|
|1||Denis Savard||NHL Alum|
|1||Matthew Barnaby||NHL Alum|
|1||Darcy Tucker||NHL Alum|
|1||Pat LaFontaine||NHL Alum|
|2||Jonathan Duhamel||PokerStars Pro|
|2||Derek Doolittle||Online Qualifier|
|2||Greg Sansone||Sportsnet360 Personality|
|2||Phil Kessel||NHL Player|
|2||Brad May||NHL Alum|
|2||Guy Carbonneau||NHL Alum|
|3||Daniel Negreanu||PokerStars Pro|
|3||Marv Boychuk||Online Qualifier|
|3||Marty McSorley||NHL Alum|
|3||Theo Fleury||NHL Alum|
|3||Gary Leeman||NHL Alum|
|3||Mark Napier||NHL 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!
|Tuesday, December 17th||20:00||NHL Alumni Charity Shootout 1|
|Thursday, December 19th||21:00||NHL Alumni Charity Shootout 2|
|Thursday, December 26th||12:00||NHL Alumni Charity Shootout 3|
|Friday, December 27th||22:30||NHL Alumni Charity Shootout 4|
|Tuesday, December 31st||11:30||NHL Alumni Charity Shootout 5|
|Thursday, January 2nd||21:00||NHL Alumni Charity Shootout 6|
|Tuesday, January 7th||20:00||NHL Alumni Charity Shootout 7|
|Saturday, January 11th||13:00||NHL Alumni Charity Shootout 8|
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