Poker Pro Fails Challenge; Proceeds Donated To Charity
A member of PokerStars Team Online has announced on his blog that he has failed the bankroll building challenge he set himself last year. However, despite not succeeding in his challenge he has donated all the profits that he did make during his attempt to charity.
At the start of 2013 poker pro Andre Coimbra set out to turn $100 into $100,000 within 12 months, exclusively by playing online tournaments at PokerStars. He had some very respectable performances throughout the year, including winning a small buy in rebuy event with over 15,000 entrants, but fell short of his target.
His final bankroll stood at $69,200.55, and it is this amount he has donated to a charity – Associação Portuguesa de Pais e Amigos do cidadão Deficiente Mental. This Portuguese charity works in support of people affected by intellectual disability.
Coimbra admitted that he should have played a higher volume of hands to achieve his goal. He also suggested that making video updates on his blog took up a lot of his time and kept him away from the online tables.
Online poker pros, especially the young ones, often get bad publicity about how they choose to spend their money. This story goes to show that at least some of them have plenty of social responsibility. Coimbra should certainly be applauded for his gesture, as should the many others who use their poker winnings to support charitable organizations.
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