Randy Couture Hosts Celebrity Charity Tournament for Wounded US Soldiers

October 21, 2010

For all the MMA fans in the poker community, mixed martial arts fighter, Randy Couture is hosting the 3rd annual “Operational All In” poker tournament and auction fundraiser for charity. The Xtreme Couture GI Foundation is the benefiting charity, which supports wounded US soldiers. The event will take place at the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas on Saturday, October 30th at 2:00 p.m.

This tournament is open to the public and will feature celebrity MMA fighters, well-known poker pros, and Hollywood personalities alike. Some confirmed appearances include Howard Lederer, Todd Brunson, Andy Bloch, Tyson Griffin, Martin Kampmann, Ryan Couture, Jason Ron, Dutch Boyd, Lacey Jones, Bryan Mican (from Donk Down Radio), Dave Farra (from Raw Vegas), Layne Flack, David Zayas (from Dexter), Gavin Smith, Antonio Esfandiari, Nick and Michael Binger, Gray Maynard, and a ton of other big names.

The live and silent auction will feature MMA memorabilia, raffle prizes, and less tangible items such as dinner with Couture, a one-hour personal MMA lesson with Couture, autograph sessions and photo opportunities, and invites to a Halloween after party to be held at 8:00 p.m. at Gold Diggers nightclub, which overlooks the Fremont Street Experience. All proceeds will go to aid injured US soldiers.

The poker tournament will feature a $225 buy-in with multi re-buys available for $100. The winner will walk with $10K and other top finishers will win other valuable prizes from sponsors. All tournament registrants will receive an invite to the 1st annual Randy Couture Halloween party mentioned above. This event is also open to the public for $25 at the door.

Sponsors of “Operation All In” include Poker Players Alliance, Deepstacks, Xtreme Couture MMA, Full Tilt Poker, Lord Griffon, the Golden Nugget, and Godard Art.


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