Friday, June 22, 2012

Einhorn Enters $1 Million Buy-In Poker Tournament For Charity

Greenlight Capital Inc. co-founder David Einhorn entered next month’s $1 million buy-in tournament at the World Series of Poker, donating any profits to the charity City Year.
According to Bloomberg Einhorn, who finished 18th in the World Series of Poker’s main event in 2006, is among at least 42 entrants for the July 1-3 charity event in Las Vegas, known as the Big One for One Drop, Jonathan Gasthalter, a spokesman for Einhorn, said in a telephone interview.

The champion at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino will win at least $16.4 million, topping the $12 million Jamie Gold won by claiming the World Series of Poker’s $10,000 buy-in Texas Hold’em world championship, known as the main event, in 2006. Gold’s win is the largest ever in a poker tournament....

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