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The Nightly Turbo: Poker Players on Entourage, a Charity Poker Tournament, and an Isildur1 Song

The Nightly Turbo: Poker Players on Entourage, a Charity Poker Tournament, and an Isildur1... 0001

Antonio Esfandiari and Alec Torelli have made their way onto an upcoming episode of the HBO hit series Entourage, Full Tilt Poker is hosting a charity tournament in Las Vegas, and Isildur1 has a song. Check it all out in tonight's Nightly Turbo.

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Opportunity Knocks

Full Tilt Poker and Caesars Palace are hosting the fifth annual Opportunity Village Celebrity Poker Tournament tomorrow, April 10, in the Caesars Palace Poker Room. A seat to the 2010 World Series of Poker is up for grabs in the $300 buy-in tournament. There are unlimited $200 rebuys and a $200 add-on.

Howard Lederer, Karina Jett, and Todd Brunson are among the poker faces you will see. As for celebrities, if you decide to take part in the tournament, you can rub elbows with Holly Montag from The Hills, Carrot Top, the Fantasy Girls, and Miss Nevada.

A VIP brunch will kick things off at PURE nightclub at 11 a.m. and the tournament begins at 1 p.m. All proceeds benefit Opportunity Village, a charity that helps people with intellectual disabilities.

Find out more here.

I am Isildur

Joacim Gustavsson, Sohello Shah, and Fredrik Thomson have penned the song "I am Isildur" and released a video for our viewing pleasure. It's amazing really. Here's a preview of the chorus: I am Isildur, that degenerate Swede, boy, I almost busted durrrr but now nobody gives a damn. I hate the min-bets and the Omaha too.... Do yourself a favor. Watch this.

UKIPT Coventry

Day 1b of the PokerStars UK & Ireland Poker Tour kicked off today. Close to 180 players entered the second Day 1 flight of this £500 buy-in event. The 91 players left from the first Day 1 flight and the players remaining at the end of play today will all meet tomorrow for Day 2.

Hitting the felt today are Team PokerStars Pros Vicky Coren and Jude Ainsworth, as well as U.K. players Surindar Sunar, Marc Goodwin, Paul Jackson, and EPT Deauville winner, Jake Cody.

Win your seat to one of the remaining UKIPT stops by signing up for a PokerStars account today.

Calling the Clock

Kristy Arnett catches up with Bill Chen at the PokerStars North American Poker Tour Mohegan Sun for the latest edition of Calling the Clock. We learned that Chen can do pretty hard math pretty fast and is kinda scrappy.

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It seems that while on a trip to the Southern California area, Antonio Esfandiari was asked to be on the HBO hit series Entourage. We can't imagine anyone in his or her right mind saying "no" to this opportunity, so, obviously, Esfandiari said "yes."

He headed to the set with his sidekick Alec Torelli, who also loves the show. Now, it was just Esfandiari who was supposed to be on the show, but one thing led to another and Torelli was placed in the scene as well. We're not sure when the episode will air, but we are sure of this, we're a just a bit jealous.

Check out Antonio's blog at for more of his adventures.

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