• WPT Foundation and CHOP All In For Kids Charity Poker Tournament Raises $725K!

    Date: 2013.11.26 | Category: Philanthropy, Poker | By: Phil Hellmuth   

    Proud of my pops, who finished THIRD in the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and WPT Foundation All In For Kids charity poker tournament!  Go dad!!  The event was a smashing success and raised $725,000.  Article and photos reposted from WPT Blog.


    Hosted by poker legend Phil Hellmuth and attended by some of the biggest names in pop culture, sports, business and poker, the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and WPT Foundation All In For Kids charity poker tournament – sponsored by partypoker and held last night at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in New York City – was a huge success, raising more than $725,000 for the Palliative Care Program at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

    The event was filmed for FSN for future airing on a World Poker Tour episode, and featured a final table packed full of a who’s who in the poker and business world, including eventual winner and event honorary chair Dan Shak, who Hellmuth deemed the “best charity poker tournament player in the world.”

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    Below is the final table lineup:

    1. Dan Shak – Hedge fund manager / poker pro
    2. George Papadopoulos – Fee only planner, WSJ panel expert, CPA/FP
    3. Phil Hellmuth Sr. – Father of event emcee, Phil Hellmuth Jr.
    4. James Im – Applied physics professor at Columbia
    5. Jason Mudrick – Hedge fund manager
    6. Olig Nodelman – Financier
    7. JD Williams – Actor on HBO’s Oz and The Wire
    8. Max Mandinach – VP at Boost Payment Solutions
    9. Jamie Kerstetter – Team partypoker pro
    10. Justin Lepone – Partner at Greenlight Capital

    Other attendees include NFL players Justin Pugh (NY Giants) and Jeremy Maclin (Philadelphia Eagles), WPT commentators Mike Sexton and Vince Van Patten, and poker pros Vanessa Selbst and Andy Frankenberger.