This year's 4th Annual Ante Up for Africa Charity poker tournament created a prize pool of $408,240. We don't know how much of that total sum was donated back to the charity, but we do know that champion Phil Gordon donated 100% of his winnings to the charity, as he did when he made the final table of this event last year.
Gordon was bright red with embarrassment after his win. Most of that was no doubt due to the fact that runner-up Shannon Elizabeth gave him a hug, then jumped up and wrapped her legs around his waist (flashing a lower back tattoo and green skivvies to the entire assemblage).
"I know this isn't a bracelet event, but it feels like one," said Gordon in short remarks after the tournament concluded. Elizabeth expressed similar sentiments.
"I wish the rest of my WSOP had gone the way this tournament went," she said.
This tournament isn't the only time that players can make donations to and help out the Ante Up for Africa charity. For more information, check out their website.
That wraps up our coverage of this event, but there's still plenty of poker left to be played at the Rio tonight, including the highly anticipated conclusion of Event 55, $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha. Can Tom Dwan cripple the poker economy by winning his first bracelet? The only way to find out is to follow our up-to-the-minute updates!
And don't forget that the Main Event starts Monday. Until then, you can find us at the bar.