Woman Wins $100K in Charity Event

Woman Wins $100K in Charity Event

Monday, 20 April 2015

When people enter a charity poker tournament the most they usually do it for the love of the game and to give something back, rarely do they win much more than their buy-in back. However, for one player in the Howard Frank Memorial Deep Stack Charity Classic at the Daytona Beach Kennel Club and Poker Room, the decision to do something for charity was infinitely more rewarding.

Aside from having the chance to meet a string of poker stars, including Kara Scott, Norman Chad and Phil Hellmuth, Sandy Brown managed to win $100,000 in a single hand. Sat on the same table as Hellmuth, Sandy had been competing for the Vegas trip on offer for the winner; however, after flopping a royal flush, things changed dramatically.

According to the rules of the tournament, any player who flopped a royal flush with diamonds would win $100,000 as well as a new Kia K900 Luxury Sedan worth $60,000. After posting the picture of the 2.6 million-to-one shot via his Twitter page, the community initially thought it was Hellmuth who scooped the prize.

Having led his followers down the garden path, the pro eventually posted a follow picture alongside the real winner who looked overjoyed with her haul. As well as Brown leaving with a smile on her face, the event appeared to be a storming success with amateurs and visiting pros all enjoying themselves while raising thousands of dollars for charity.

Tags: Phil Hellmuth