It might be dead money, but at least it's funny dead money. Comedian and actor Kevin Hart is the biggest celebrity to crash a high roller event in a very long time. Hart bought into the $100,000 buy-in Super High Roller affair that kicked off the 2017 PokerStars Championship in the Bahamas. Registration is still open, but Hart is among the 35 regular sharks playing in the first major SHR event of the year.
Dead money alert! Kevin Hart plays poker. You learn something new every day. Hart has been one of the most bankable comedian/actors in Hollywood the last few years. It seems like Hart is in a new movie every few months. Hart has been cranking out the films ever since he reached A-list status a few years ago. In just the last three years, Hart appeared in Central Intelligence, Ride Along 2, Get Hard, The Wedding Ringer, Top Five, Think Like a Man Too, The Secret Life of Pets (voice only), and the About Last Night remake. Hart is also an active comedian who has appeared in multiple specials. But now you can add him to the growing list of celebrity poker enthusiasts. Nothing makes a poker pro perk up more than a Hollywood gambler with deep pockets.
Kevin Hart is also the biggest name to play at the PCA in a very long time. Ah, I'm sorry. I keep writing PCA! Bad habit! It's like writing 2016 on your checks. It's 2017 and the new world order of PokerStars has rebranded their events in PokerStars Championship. This Bahamas Championship kicked off today. The 100K buy-in High Roller is one of 90 events on the schedule this year.
Starting stack sizes are 250K in chips. This will be a three-day event. Day 1 includes three eight one-hour levels.
In addition to Kevin Hart, some of the familair faces in this SHR event include Jason Mercier, David Peters, Daniel Negreanu, Mustapha Kanit, Steve O'Dwyer, Jason Koon, Fabrizio Gonzalez, Anthony Zinno, Erik Seidel, Dan Shak, Dan Colman, Stevie Chidwick, Paul Newey, Connor Drinan, Sam Greenwood, ZeeJustin, Dario Sammartino, Ben Tollerene, Adrian Mateos, Ivan Luca, Vladimir Troyanovskiy, Pascal Lefrancois, Isaac Haxton and Bill Perkins. Noticable absent... Fedor Holz. Maybe this retirement thing is for real, eh?
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