I’ve written a few times about the importance of charity and how well it works with the poker community. Daytona Beach Kennel Club is among the forefront of promoting that relationship. DBKC is hosting the fourth annual Holiday Charity Classic on Dec. 7 (See ads on Pages 4-5 of our November issue for more details).
It’s a charity event with a lot of pep and excitement. First place in the tournament will win entry into the 2015 Ante Up World Championship while the runners-up will sail away on an extravagant Ante Up Poker Cruise.
Mike Caro, the Mad Genius of Poker, will be bringing his eclectic style of poker to the event. Coupled with a hundred door prizes, raffles and the chance to win a new car, you can bet this is going to be the biggest and best Holiday Classic yet.
BESTBET: At bestbet Jacksonville, the $100K weekend gave players a reason to keep coming back, specifically by way of a mega satellite into the World Poker Tour televised main event. The satellite garnered 14 seats for the $5K buy-in event and ran concordant to the September $50K.
Chris Davis took home the title after maintaining an overwhelming lead throughout most of Day 2. A six-way chop between Davis and others, including Keith Labarrie and Gloria Whimper, saw Davis take pocket $15K while the remaining five earned $7K each.
Bestbet also has released the first batch of celebrity bounties for the $5K main event, which starts Nov. 7. There’s enough hardware among the list to fill a fleet of trucks. Ben Lamb, David Williams, Jason Mercier and Mike Sexton are among the names along with local winners such as Nabil “Doc” Hirezi, Sean Winters and radio host Allison Hollander. The series is running now and ends Nov. 11.
On a sad note, Anne Parliment or Miss Annie as Jacksonville friends called her, died recently. She was a wonderful woman and I had the pleasure of seeing her nearly every day for more than a decade. She loved to play poker, specifically Omaha/8 and PLO. She taught her children and grandchildren to play penny poker. She was 91 and the week before she died she came in to play the weekly PLO tournament. I was lucky enough to seat her in the tournament and see her warm smile. We’ll miss you, Annie.
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