“Studio 3″ to the tiara has become a party atmosphere with dancers, DJs and flash bulbs of the camera. There was even a costume dress station. Not surprisingly, Billy “The Crocodile” Argyros did not hesitate to wear a wig, a hat and sunglasses oversized for an unforgettable getaway.
Last year’s Main Event champion Tyron Krost was happy to return to the scene of his triumph, while International players Howard “The Professor” Lederer, Mike “The Mouth” Matusow and Barney Boatman were also spotted with a slew of local players. Matusow caught up with PokerNetwork’s own Lynn Gilmartin for a quick chat during the evening…
Also in attendance was poker’s answer to Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt – “Moob”. At least that’s what PokerNetwork has dubbed the power couple of Annette Obrestad and Scott Montgomery. Tony Hachem also impressively worked the room shuffling around on one crutch.
The complimentary food and drinks flowed as Shane Warne welcomed everyone to the event. All proceeds from the night were to be passed onto Variety (via The Shane Warne Foundation) to help children affected by the floods. Blue ribbons were worn by all in recognition of the natural disasters that have been ravaging parts of Australia.
The event was changed from 16 last year table tournament with a showdown 4-team table. Good time was had by all for a good cause, and there was even a little poker tournaments!