WPT photographer Paul Hannum died suddenly during the WSOP when his appendix burst. I did not know him personally, but from what I've heard from others, he will be missed in the poker world.
The lovely Jen from Absolute Poker alerted me to a charity tournament being hosted by one of our favorites, Gavin Smith:
When: Tuesday August 29th, 7pm
Where: Bicycle Casino in Bell Gardens, CA (during the WPT Legends of Poker)
Buy In: $1,000 (play for prizes, money goes to charity)
UPDATE: Prizes Announced!!
FIRST PRIZE: 25K Seat WPT Championship Event at the Bellagio
SECOND PRIZE: Paradise Poker Conquest Prize Package (May 12-18th, 2007 Atlantis Resort, Bahamas which includes $5200 seat to the Conquest of Paradise Island Main event, 6 nights accommodations at Atlantis, plus $1K cash to your Paradise account)
THIRD PRIZE: Seat into the WPT Invitational
If you are interested in playing, email Kristin Cranford at this email address: kristin -@- pokerpadz.com
All the proceeds will go to Paul's fiancee Sarah Percey and their unborn baby girl who's due in October. If you can't get to the tournament and still want to donate, you can go to the Baby Hannum website.