During the presentation of the grand prize package, PokerRoom.comspokesperson Glenn Cademartori announced that Tunney would receive a buy-infor the “World Series of Poker” main event worth $10,500 and a spot on TeamPokerRoom.com, a group of more than a hundred up-and-coming poker playerswho compete at some of the most prominent poker tournaments, including theWorld Poker Tour Finals.
Team members duke it out for available spots attournaments, but also learn from each other by comparing strategies andtheir experiences.
Several Team PokerRoom.com members participated in this exclusive event inHollywood Hills, rubbing elbows with many celebrity poker players.
Thecelebrity poker showdown was hosted by Jim Davenport, a 25-year-oldUniversity of Southern California graduate from Newport Beach, California,who became a professional poker player in March 2006 after receiving anendorsement package valued at $250,000 from PokerRoom.com. Davenportconducted card clinics with celebrities during the day at the undisclosedHollywood Hills Style Lounge location.
“It was a great tournament that everyone enjoyed, and Team PokerRoom.comwas able to support a worthy cause in the process that benefited theYouthAIDS organization,” said Cademartori. “Plus we had a great ending thatno one could have predicted.
Tunney could be a good player, and she wasenthusiastic about her win. We look forward to seeing her play at the’World Series of Poker’ with the rest of the team. Poker takes skill anddetermination, and players need to continuously improve both of those areasto be successful.”
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