This is an archival story that predates current editorial management.
This archival content was written, edited, and published prior to LAist's acquisition by its current owner, Southern California Public Radio ("SCPR"). Content, such as language choice and subject matter, in archival articles therefore may not align with SCPR's current editorial standards. To learn more about those standards and why we make this distinction, please click here.
Take Me to the River
You might be an old hand at Texas Hold 'Em, have memorized Phil Gordon’s poker tips and scored big in Vegas. So what? You’ve never taken down a champion. Now’s your chance — in Koreatown. On July 22, you can go mano-á-mano with Tuan Le, the 27-year old World Poker Tour Champion of no-limit Texas Hold 'Em, for just a $50 buy-in. Last tournament he played, he walked away with more than $4 million. This time it’s all for charity, with proceeds benefiting the Korean Immigrant Workers Advocates.
The winner (you, of course) and runners up will get luxe prizes, like a huge TV and a portable DVD player. Call to register for your spot (213-738-9050) or take a risk and hope there's still space for a few walk-ins when things get started at Buffet Land restaurant, 1925 Olympic Blvd, 6pm Friday. So, punk: Do you feel lucky?