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The Venetian Hosts Fourth Annual Jennifer Harman Charity Poker Tournament

Louie Anderson
The Fourth Annual Jennifer Harman Charity Poker Tournament was hosted this week by The Venetian Poker Room (Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com)The tournament allowed participants to compete against celebrities and dozens of professional poker players, with proceeds benefitting the Nevada Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals No-Kill Animal Shelter.

Holly Madison
Holly Madison

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The $300+30 No-Limit Texas Hold’em Tournament featured $100 re-buys during the first three 20-minute levels and a one-time $100 add-on for twice the starting stack. The grand prize of the tournament was a $10,000 World Series of Poker Main Event Seat, and a Curtis & Co. watch. The top ten finishers were awarded prizes that have a combined total value of $30,000.

Our thanks to Las Vegas photographer Erik Kabik for his comments and photos.

A great tournament for a great cause.

An exciting personal note… my fiance’, Sandy Van, made it to the final table with just 1 chip left and held out to place 9th, winning a spot on Jennifer Harman’s team for the RENO Jennifer Harman National Kidney Foundation Poker Tournament in May.

Emily Jillette (Penn Jillette’s wife) finished in 3rd place before Chau Giang won the tournament (and a seat valued at $10,000.00 in the 2010 WSOP) by edging out Michelle Lawson who placed 2nd.

— Erik Kabik

Peepshow stars Holly Madison and Josh Strickland
Peepshow stars Holly Madison and Josh Strickland

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Carrot Top
Carrot Top

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Marc McClure from Apollo 13
Marc McClure from Apollo 13

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Shaun Sipos from Melrose Place
Shaun Sipos from Melrose Place

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Actress Jennifer Elise Cox
Actress Jennifer Elise Cox

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Robert Iler of The Sopranos
Robert Iler of The Sopranos

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Angela and Doyle Brunson
Angela and Doyle Brunson

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KXNT's Alan Stock
KXNT's Alan Stock

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Reality TV star Trishelle Cannatella
Reality TV star Trishelle Cannatella

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Poker player and actress Tiffany Michelle
Poker player and actress Tiffany Michelle

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Alicia Jacobs
Alicia Jacobs

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Poker player Jennifer Harman
Poker player Jennifer Harman

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Phanton star Kristen Hertzenberg
Phanton star Kristen Hertzenberg

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Nancy Cartwright, the voice of Bart Simpson
Nancy Cartwright, the voice of Bart Simpson

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Todd Wilbur, author of Top Secret Recipes
Todd Wilbur, author of Top Secret Recipes

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Iron Chef Akira Back and Chef Barry Dakake
Iron Chef Akira Back and Chef Barry Dakake

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Elvis impersonator
Elvis impersonator

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Karma Foundation: Dylan Marer, Jennifer Harman and Jennifer Palombi
Karma Foundation: Dylan Marer, Jennifer Harman and Jennifer Palombi

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