Event #70: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event World Championship

A Dream Come True: Friends Raise Money to Allow Pamela Cooskey to Play Main Event Amid Cancer Battle

Chad_Holloway • Level 4: Blinds 300-500, 500 ante
Pamela Cooskey

Someone playing in today's 2022 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event field is 52-year-old Pamela Cooskey, originally from Portland Oregon but now living in Georgetown, Texas. She runs Kontenders Poker League in Texas and she is also a manager at Georgetown Poker Club in Texas.

Unfortunately, Cooskey is battling cancer and doctors have given her a grim diagnosis. As a result, many of her friends and fellow players came together to put her in the Main Event.

"She is one of the most upbeat, energetic, and positive people," a friend told PokerNews. "She’s like family to all of us, which is why my partners and I at GPC and the RGS Poker Network decided to raise money to fulfill her dream of playing in the WSOP Main Event!"

Friends raised $13,000 in a matter of hours, which covered her buy-in for the tournament plus other expenses. What's more, poker pro Farid Jattin, who has nearly $6.7 million in lifetime earnings according to The Hendon Mob, donated a coaching session for her just prior to the start of the Main Event.

Regardless of how she does in this tournament, her friends are already planning to host a benefit tournament happening at Georgetown Poker Club on July 16th.

Pamela Cooskey
Pamela Cooskey arrives at the 2022 WSOP!

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