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Poker Pros and Former Hockey Stars Out in Force for NHL Alumni Charity Poker Event

Earlier this month the NHL Alumni Charity Poker Tournament was filmed in Toronto and featured a mix of poker professionals and former NHL players. Among the former group were Team PokerStars Pros Jonathan Duhamel, Vanessa Rousso and Daniel Negreanu while the latter included Mark Napier, Matt Barnaby, Gary Leeman, Brad May, Theo Fleury, Marty McSorley, Darcy Tucker, Guy Carbonneau and Hall of Famers Pat Lafontaine and Denis Savard. In addition, this year's event included an active NHL player — Phil Kessel from the Toronto Maple Leafs — and three online qulifiers.

Unfortunately, the winner of the tournament, which offered participants the opportunity to compete for a $100,000 prize pool to donate to the charity of their choice, was not announced as the NHL Alumni Charity Poker Tournament will air in December on Sportsnet360 in Canada. That said, we were able to learn that the players were split into three tables with the final two players at each table advancing to a six player final table.

The players at each table were:

1Vanessa RoussoPoker Pro
1Michael DunbarOnline Qualifier
1Denis SavardNHL Alum
1Matthew BarnabyNHL Alum
1Darcy TuckerNHL Alum
1Pat LaFontaineNHL Alum
2Jonathan DuhamelPoker Pro
2Derek DoolittleOnline Qualifier
2Greg SansoneSportsnet 360 Personality
2Phil KesselNHL Player
2Brad MayNHL Alum
2Guy CarbonneauNHL Alum
3Daniel NegreanuPoker Pro
3Marv BoychukOnline Qualifier
3Marty McSorleyNHL Alum
3Theo FleuryNHL Alum
3Gary LeemanNHL Alum
3Mark NapierNHL Alum

We were also able to get our hands on some photos from the event. Check them out:

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