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Poker Philanthropist Scott Wellenbach Making Deep Run in the MILLIONS Main Event

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Scott Wellenbach

Among the top stacks in the virtual room is Scott Wellenbach, a Buddhist text translator hailing from Halifax, Canada. Wellenbach made headlines at the 2019 PCA where a dream run ultimately came to an end in third place for $671,000. The run was made memorable as Wellenbach vowed beforehand to pledge ALL his poker winnings to charity, something he did earlier back in 2017 after a deep run at the EPT in Barcelona.

Months after his incredible performance, PokerNews' Valerie Cross caught up with Wellenbach in Monte Carlo to learn more about his charitable actions. In 2017, Buddhist nuns in Nepal shared the spoils from his Barcelona run. REG charities like Against Malaria Foundation, Humane Slaughter Association and more notable names such as Oxfam and Doctors Without Borders were among those to receive a boost from the PCA score.

Why give away all the money that he wins in poker? "Because I can," Wellenbach simply said back in 2019. "My needs are taken care of and I've done really well investing over the last number of decades, so I can afford to do it."

To learn more about the poker philanthropist, watch the video with Jeff Platt after his PCA Main Event deep run and check the article for a more in-depth look into the life of the Canadian.

Learn more about Wellenbach on PokerNews

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