The PokerGO Studio in Las Vegas remodeled right into a spectacle of lights, cameras and open-bar drinks on Thursday as dozens of celebrities, athletes and content material creators packed in for an evening of poker motion that served as the proper kickoff for Super Bowl weekend in Sin Metropolis.
The Celebrity Poker Tour Invitational II consisted of a 73-entrant invite-only subject and noticed actuality tv star Princess Love popping out on high to win $20,000 and a customized engraved bottle of LOUIS XIII cognac alongside two engraved Baccarat crystal glasses.
These within the combine on the second annual Movie star Poker Tour Invitational included celebrities like Perez Hilton and Tana Mongeau, a Las Vegas influencer who went out in third for $5,000 earlier than Atlanta Falcons fullback Keith Smith fell in second for $10,000.
Movie star Poker Tour Invitational II Outcomes
|Trent “BookItWithTrent” Attyah
Athletes, Influencers & Vloggers Commerce Pots
It was a packed home contained in the PokerGO Studio as big defensive ends and stylish influencers took their seats on the half-dozen tables arrange all through the studio.
On the streamed characteristic desk, chess queen Alexandra Botez sat throughout from Mongeau, who discovered herself seated between fellow social media stars Bryce Corridor and Steiny.
Throughout the room, Ethan “Rampage” Yau matched up in opposition to fellow poker vlogger Brad Owen adjoining to a desk headlined by the NFL’s Calais Campbell, soccer participant Lauren Sesselmann and breakout poker star Wolfgang Poker.
PokerNews was in attendance as the electrical invitational occasion acquired underway and caught up with the primary poker vlogger to succeed in one million subscribers, who mentioned he was excited to combine it up with “people who find themselves specialists of their subject.”
“And we’re all coming collectively on the poker felt,” Wolfgang Poker mentioned, “so it should be a enjoyable time.”
One other beloved poker YouTuber, Joey Ingram, was simply as excited for the evening to get underway as he helped host the evening’s festivities.
“Everybody’s fired up, so many individuals right here,” Ingram informed PokerNews. “Everybody’s excited, it’s extremely uncommon you see this in a poker match the place everybody’s amped up, able to go. So it is good vitality in right here.”
Princess Loves Comes Out On High
Some of the stacked tables of the occasion featured eventual champion Love seated between her husband, Ray J, and defending champion Qiyu “Nemo” Zhou. Love held her personal in opposition to the chess star and others on the desk together with Jose Canseco, Josie Canseco and Gordie Gronkowski.
In accordance with PokerGO updates, Yau, Wolfgang Poker and Corridor had been all eradicated across the cash bubble with ten spots paid within the invitational match. Not lengthy after, Love scored a double knockout with a rivered flush and ultimately overcame the commanding chip lead of NFL participant Laviska Shenault en path to her invitational victory.
Do not let the fact star’s TV persona idiot you, Love is a crusher on the poker felt. Final December, she finished 40th within the WPT World Championship as she added $132,500 to her $270,404 in stay earnings.
Others who made the cash within the second annual Movie star Poker Invitational embrace Gronkowski ($1,334), Trent “BookItWithTrent” Attyah (fifth – $3,000) and Laviska Shenault (4th – $3,500).
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