Poker players are invited to play in a charity tournament benefiting the Jason Taylor Foundation on Wednesday, March 29, as part of the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown series.
A player party will be held in the ballrooms from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m., and the tournament follows. A portion of each $300 buy-in will be donated to help the former Dolphin’s non-profit organization. (He’s pictured here with the WPT’s Vince Van Patten and Mike Sexton.)
More than $10,000 in prizes will be added to the event, including a $3,500 entry into the $2 Million Guaranteed, WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Championship event, and a Hard Rock Resort Package in Cancun, Mexico, plus $1,000 cash for travel.
A silent auction, including a Jason Taylor golf outing at executive golf clubs, will be held throughout the night.
Yours truly will be there, having finished in eighth place last year. As I often do, I stumbled along for a couple of hours, then got hot at the right time. I thought I would chip-up even more when I was dealt K-K, re-raised, then called Taylor’s all-in. Everyone else at the table thought I got the best of it — Taylor held A-K — but I just knew an ace was coming. And it did. (I also confirm here that I am not writing about the three or four suck-outs that got me to that point, because as we all know, those are to be conveniently forgotten in poker.)