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Tourney Photos: Celebs Raise $362,000 in ‘Ante Up For Africa’ Charity Poker Event

July 4, 2009 by  



Matt Damon and Tiffany Michelle
Celebs and poker pros raised $362,000 in the ‘Ante Up For Africa’ Charity Poker Event at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. (Pictured above: Matt Damon and Tiffany Michelle – Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com).  

Last night’s winner was Alex Bolotin of Brooklyn, NY.

Prominent names who participated in the event included Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Mike Tyson, Charles Barkley, Jason Alexander, Hershel Walker, Brad Garrett, Cedric the Entertainer, Jennifer Tilly, Sarah Silverman, Montel Williams, and poker greats such as Chris “Jesus” Ferguson, Phil Hellmuth, Joe Hachem, Jennifer Harman and Phil Gordon.

Our sincere thanks to Las Vegas photographer Erik Kabik for providing us with these great action photos of the tournament.  Click here for Erik’s photos of these celebrities arriving on the red carpet.

Charles Barkley looks on as Brad Garrett plays poker

Charles Barkley looks on as Brad Garrett plays and exciting hand

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com

Matt Damon and Ben Affleck

Matt Damon and Ben Affleck

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com

Matt Damon and Ben Affleck

Matt Damon and Ben Affleck

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com

Charles Barkley and Brad Garrett

Charles Barkley and Brad Garrett

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com

Nelly

Nelly

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com

Nelly

Nelly

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com

Dean Cain and Tiffany Michelle

Dean Cain and Tiffany Michelle

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com

Dean Cain

Dean Cain

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com

Ben Affleck and Charles Barkley

Ben Affleck and Charles Barkley

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com

Phil Hellmuth and Cedric the Entertainer

Phil Hellmuth and Cedric the Entertainer

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com

Montel Williams

Montel Williams

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com

Tournament co-host Don Cheadle

Tournament co-host Don Cheadle

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com

Sarah Silverman

Sarah Silverman

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com

Don Cheadle and Annie Duke, hosts of tournament

Don Cheadle and Annie Duke, hosts of tournament

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com

Tiffany Michelle

Tiffany Michelle

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com

Jason Alexander and Brad Garrett

Jason Alexander and Brad Garrett

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com

Hershel Walker

Hershel Walker

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com

 Tiffany Michelle and Hershel Walker

Dean Cain, Tiffany Michelle and Hershel Walker

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com

Brad Garrett

Brad Garrett

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com

Sarah Silverman and Brad Garrett

Sarah Silverman and Brad Garrett

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com

Phil Hellmuth

Phil Hellmuth

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com

Ben Affleck, Joe Reitman, Sarah Silverman and Annie Duke

Ben Affleck, Joe Reitman, Sarah Silverman and Annie Duke

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com

Annie Duke, Tournament Winner Alex Bolotin of Brooklyn, NY, and Don Cheadle

Annie Duke, Tournament Winner Alex Bolotin of Brooklyn, NY, and Don Cheadle

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com

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