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Jennifer Harman Hosting Charity Tournament in Reno

by Poker Team

Poker pro and 2-time kidney transplant recipient, Jennifer Harman will be running the 2009 Jennifer Harman Charity Poker Tournament beginning on Tuesday, March 10th, at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, Nevada.  The event, sponsored by Curtis and Co. Watches and Dream Team Poker will have it’s proceeds go to the National Kidney Foundation, an organization very close to Harman’s heart.

Just about anyone, poker pros and amateurs alike can afford the reasonable $230 buy in for the tournament.  In addition, players will be able to purchase re-buys at $50 apiece as well as a one-time $50 add on.

The lucky winner of the event will win a $5,000 buy in to the World Poker Challenge while 2nd and 3rd place finishers each get $3,000 packages to the event.

The cause is attracting a who’s who of poker’s best in addition to Harman herself.  Also scheduled to participate is Howard Lederer, Jamie Gold, Todd Brunson, Tiffany Michelle, Andy Bloch and Harman’s husband, Marco Traniello.

In addition to the tournament, there will also be several other celebrities on hand for the charity.  Lon McEachern, best known as ESPN’s poker announcer will be on hand as will retired baseball greats Vida Blue and Tito Fuentes, snowboarder Jeff Brushie, and Chicago Bulls Assistant Coach and former player Mike Brown.

On the 10th, a Masters Forum Poker Academy at 3:00pm gets things started followed by a party takes place at the Pearl Nightclub starting at 8:00pm. Adding to the celebrity feel of the event, the next day, the LIPS Vendor Faire and special red carpet walk kick off at 11:00am, with the tournament starting at Noon.

The National Kidney Foundation is an extremely worthwhile cause as kidney illness strikes young and old alike. Anyone who has the opportunity or means of being in the area is encouraged to participate and anyone seeking to make a direct contribution to the organization may do so by visiting

Jennifer Harman is a Full Tilt Poker Pro and can be found playing there under her own name.

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