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   Wednesday, July 17 2024 
World Series of Good: An initiative to charities benefit

Under an agreement signed during the World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2009 between the contractor Michael Karnjanaprakorn and Rafe Furst, the two major poker enthusiasts will strive to do an act of charity at the WSOP 2010. Karnjanaprakorn had the bright generous idea to offer 100% of his winnings at the WSOP to charities. With the famous slogan "World Series of Good”, he intends to meet with the collaboration of Furst $ 100,000 through the collection of buy-in of $ 10,000 paid by the players at the Main Event to fund this work. Some have said they wanted the game to lend a hand to this noble project like the wonderful Annie Duke and Ali Nejad. Through this initiative, Karnjanaprakorn intends to encourage poker players to become voluntary donors for the benefit of charities.

Thus, the profits generated by this "World Series of Good" will be awarded to two defined agencies. The first beneficiary will be the school of Langston Hughes Academy in New Orleans. The school has experienced a difficult financial situation in the wake of Hurricane Katrina and the arrest of its director for embezzlement in 2009. The second is the association Bad Beat which fights against Cancer. Everyone know the pain and suffering endured by people affected by this terrible disease, and this foundation gives a chance for patients to be cured. Moreover, some big name players have already played their part in this struggle. They include Phil Hellmuth, Howard Lederer, Phil Ivey, Andy Bloch and Duke.

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