For those of us that worked in the poker tournament media, one of our bright spots was getting to work with the WPT's cameraman and photographer, Paul Hannum. And with his unexpected death earlier this month, we are left with a void once filled by one of the most genuine, talented professionals in the business. But our void is small compared to the one his fiancee and, as yet, unborn daughter must contend with.
Tomorrow, August 29th, Gavin Smith is hosting a $1000 buy-in charity tournament event at the Bike, where all the proceeds will go to Paul's fiancee Sarah and baby Hannum. If you do got, be sure to say hi to Jen who will be taking up the cause on the felt. If you're not able to make it to the Bike and would like to do something for Sarah and the baby, check out this site.
A number of great prizes have been put up for the event, including a $25,000 seat at the WPT Championship Event and
- ANY 10K WPT televised Poker Event Sponsored by Full Tilt Poker
- WPT POKERSTARS CARRIBBEAN ADVENTURE
* WPT Buy-In $7,800+200
* 7 night accommodation Atlantis, Bahamas (valued $3,000)
- PARADISE POKER CONQUEST PRIZE PACKAGE
May 12-18th, 2007 Atlantis Resort, Bahamas
* $5,200 Buy In to the Conquest of Paradise Island Main event
* 6 nights accommodation Atlantis, Bahamas (valued $2,000)
- WPT CELEBRITY INVITATIONAL SEAT