Don Cheadle joins the team at Full Tilt

Don Cheadle joins the team at Full Tilt

Monday, 11 May 2009

The award winning actor and co-founder of the Ante Up For Africa charity Don Cheadle is the latest big name to join the ranks of Full Tilt Poker. The star of Hotel Rwanda, Crash and Ocean’s 11 has become a Friend of Full Tilt Poker and will appear in red any time he is playing on the site.

Cheadle, who will be appearing in the sequel to Iron Man next year said “I’ve done alright in the televised tourneys I’ve participated in and I’ve won several tournaments around town. I have yet to play in the WSOP events, but I hope my schedule will permit me to do so in the future.”

It would appear that Cheadle is better at poker than he is at imitating English accents (anyone who has seen Ocean’s 11 will know what I mean). He has tasted success in the National Heads Up Championship beating Phil Ivey and acquitted himself well on Poker After Dark.

More importantly the Oscar nominated star has been instrumental in raising in excess of $2million for the Darfur relief effort through the Ante Up For Africa tournaments, the third of which takes place during the World Series Of Poker at the Rio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas on 2 July.

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