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PokerStars Hosts Poker Tournament for Cancer Victim Nicole Rowe

PokerStars is hosting a special charity poker event in honor of breast cancer victim Nicole Rowe. Rowe was the last female poker player standing in the 2009 Borgata Poker Open Ladies event. But it was not enough to win the Borgata Open as Abraham Korotki, a 65 year-old from New Jersey, was the tournament's champion.

The PokerStars sponsored "Bad Beat Poker Challenge" will be on November 12th, 2009 at 9:00 p.m. EST. The buy-in cost will be $10 with $10 rebuys available throughout the first two levels. There are a number of prizes donated by well-known poker pros like Jamie Gold, Daniel Negreanu, Gavin Smith, Vanessa Rousso, Phil Gordon, Tom McEvoy, Joe Sebok, Matt Glantz, the cast of 2 Months, 2 Million and UFC star Tito Ortiz.

The 1st place finisher will take home a 2 Months, 2 Million scholarship, which includes a lifetime subscription to poker training online site The subscription is worth $10,000. Other prizes include attending a taping of the PokerStars Million Dollar Challenge, a night out with the PokerRoad crew and one-on-one teaching sessions from poker players like Tom McEvoy, Daniel Negreanu and Jay "Pr1nnyraid" Rosenkrantz.

All of the proceeds from the online poker event will go to the Prevent Cancer Foundation, a nonprofit organization which helps educate woman on prevention and early detection of cancer.


11/19/2009 23:24 PM