Big Brother, Survivor & BBC Stars To Play in Upcoming Edmonton All in For Charity Celebrity Tournament


Pure-Canadian-GamingThe Pure Poker Room at Casino Yellowhead in Edmonton has proudly (and anxiously) announced that a full roster of both celebrity poker players & reality TV stars will go “All In For Charity” in support of Santas Anonymous and the Edmonton Food Bank.

Just who can you expect to meet and/or compete against at the November 17th Event? It’s quite an impressive list;

All your Big Brother Canada Favorites, including – Talla Rejaei (@Talla_87), Topaz Brady (@topaz_brady), AJ Burman (@BurmanAJ), Alec Beall (@AlecBeall), Peter Brown (@alsopeterbrown) and Liza Stinton (@LizaStinton)

From Big Brother 14 – Model and past Playmate Of the Year, Kara Monaco (@KaraMonaco) as well as Judd Daugherty (@JUDDNATION) from Big Brother 15.

Then rewinding back to the winner of Big Brother 10 and coach during BB14, Dan Gheesling (@DanGheesling) will be joining the fun as will be Survivor’s Russell Hantz (@russelhantz), who appeared on Season 19,20 & 22 and is “not finished playing just yet”.

Last, but far from least, are top poker guns Daniel Idema (@DanOdema), 2011 & 2013 WSOP bracelet winner, and Calen McNeil (@BigWheelMcNeil), who also claimed gold at this summer’s World Series of Poker.

Edmonton-Charity-EventSanta-AnonymousRegistration for this great cause and sure to be spectacular event is open now, with a buy-in of $400 and a start time of noon on November 17th. Those players that donate an item to the Food Bank & Santas Anonymous will receive 2,000 additional chips.

All of the celebrities involved are already excitedly tweeting about this, so be sure to follow along to find out about any other YEG plans they might have.

Whether you can participate or not however, fans are invited down for a special “meet and greet” to take place in the few hours leading up to game time; don’t miss out and tell your friends!



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Jon Harnish
35 year old recreational player, husband and father of three from Calgary, Alberta. Enjoy lower stakes cash games including PLO and limit Omaha 8. Any of the micro-stakes HORSE games will play online MTTS and SNGs. Live, Tournaments and Satellites up to $550. I love the game but am far to social to take it seriously and sometimes give up a little to much information at the table because I enjoy discussing the game, so decided it was safest for my bankroll to take up writing about the game. That way I still get to meet the cool people and opinions on the game, but with a little less risk. Writing wise, currently a regular contributor to Poker Pro Canada, like to write profiles, previews and recaps the most. formally wrote for Canadian Poker Player Canada. My Poker Blogs have been featured on CardPlayer Social and SpadeClub as "Recommended" or in newsletters on several occasions and Pokerweblogs as "Blog of the Month". Past projects included organizing and promoting major events with the Canadian Poker Tour, introducing Big Slick Poker Tour to Southern Alberta and directing events and finals.



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