I held my annual Charity Derby Poker Championship last night, and it was off the hook! So many great guests – from celebrities, to poker players, to entrepreneurs.
I’m a fan of this woman! Jane Seymour…Hearts.
Ladies dressed for the “Oaks Day” races in our group – Jennifer Tilly, Angela Arieh, Kristi Courtois, and Cate Williamson.
It’s officially Kentucky Derby week, and I’m ready to spend some of my hard-earned $$$. For me, Derby week means a limo 24/7, black tie, charity events, Millionaires Row, VIP lists and police escorts. Nice life!
On Wednesday I had the pleasure of meeting and hanging out with world-class horse trainer Bob Baffert and his wife at the “Trackside” event at Churchill Downs.
Great feature written by Chad Holloway at Poker News highlighting my annual Kentucky Derby Charity Poker Tourn.! Celebs, athletes, and poker – it’s the best Derby party, period!
On Thursday, May 2, 2013 the Derby Poker Championship Celebrity Gala will return to Louisville, Kentucky, for a fourth consecutive year. The event, which benefits the Louisville affiliate of Susan G. Komen and Blessings in a Backpack, will be hosted by Hall of Fame basketball coach Denny Crum and poker pros Phil Hellmuth and Robert Williamson III.
“We support Blessings in a Backpack and Susan G. Komen Foundation and they are excellent Charities that do great work,” Hellmuth told PokerNews. “In fact, I will get out personally and stuff backpacks w food snacks for kids that need food in a local school in Louisville on Thursday morning.”
In the past, the event, which serves as the Official Welcome Party for the Unbridled Eve Celebrity Gala, has attracted an array of high-profile Derby guests including comedian Ron White; the Real Housewives of Orange County’s Vicki Gunvalson; best-selling author Nora Roberts; The Offices’ Oscar Nunez; former NFL quarterback Warren Moon; pro golfer Corey Pavin; Indy car driver Troy Hanson; and The Bachelor’s Bob Guiney, just to name a few.
I came, I saw, I busted?!?
I’m at the inaugural World Series of Poker Asia Pacific tourney in Melbourne Australia this week going for Bracelet #14!!
This tournament marks the first time in the history of the WSOP that bracelets are being awarded outside of the US or Europe. 329 players, 5 bracelet events, all at the stellar Crown Casino in the heart of Melbourne. World-class!
Venice was surreal this weekend! First off, it was completely under water. Wife and I were walking around with our shoes off (every shop is flooded) and apparently this happens every 15 years. But check out these beautiful pics I took on Easter Sunday. I’ve NEVER seen a sky like this. Look at the colors!