Roberto Luongo Charity Poker Classic Results


The Roberto Loungo Charity Poker Classic took place on Monday night, with 300 poker and hockey enthusiasts turning out for a memorable evening dedicated to raising money for youth health and wellness through hockey education and programs; about $90,000 was raised through auctions, registration fees and donations to benefit the charitable organization “Canucks for Kids”.

While about half the crowd in attendance was there to take in the entertainment and watch the players, 150 competitive personalities took to the poker felts to do their part and maybe score a little loot in the process. Poker celebrities Greg Raymer, Matt Jarvis and Brad Booth were all reported to having “anted up”; along with high stakes grinder Brian Hastings and local legend Daniel Skolovy.

On the sports celebrity side, NHL players Grant Fuhr, Gino Odjick and Dave ‘Tiger’ Williams joined Vancouver Canuck’s goaltender Roberto Luongo; while CFL players Geroy Simon and Ryan Thelwell also turned out to try their hand.

Simon, a Slotback for the BC Lions was said to have dominated for most of the tournament, though he couldn’t match the recent winning performance by Saskatchewan Roughrider Slotback Chris Getzlaf at Regina’s Harvest Poker Classic last week. Geroy did however finish in the money and was playing for charity, so thumbs up to his performance just the same.

Roberto’s performance however, looked as he might have  had a point to prove as far as poker goes; since signing with as an official “face” and spokesperson, it goes without saying at least a few players have asked, “really an NHL goaltender?”

Well, if Monday nights results at the River Rock Casino Resort are any indicator, he just might be “leveling” us all…Luongo pulled out an impressive “heads up” showing, finishing second only to Joseph Tang. While the top spot paid Joseph just over $10,200, Luongo donated his $6,779 second place money to the cause; making them both “winners” in our books.

Those participating in the tournament either bought directly in for $300 or qualified via daily satellites that ran on; British Columbia’s only provincially regulated online poker site offering socially responsible gambling entertainment, while generating income to benefit all British Columbians.

Here are the final results:

Roberto Luongo Charity Poker Classic Results

1ST      JOSEPH TANG             $10,218
2ND      ROBERTO LUONGO   $6,779
3RD      CHRISTIAN OONK             $5,227
4TH      JACKY RAY              $3,144
5TH      JEREMY ROSE             $2,456
6TH      PETER YEUNG            $2,004
7TH      BRYAN HOWES            $1,572
8TH      GEORGE  PAIPPS           $1,297
9TH      KEN WESTLAKE         $1,061
10TH     DAN SKOLOVY  $943
11TH     RICKY TEIXEIRA         $943
12TH     GIOVANNI PUGGIONI         $943
13TH     SCOTT WILSON  $904
14TH     GEROY SIMON            $904
15TH     PAUL SIDHU   $904


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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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