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Poker players lay it all on the line for education

October 18, 2007

Albany -- Some of South Georgia's high rollers put it all on the table tonight for a good cause.

120 players participated in the second Texas Hold'em Tournament at River Pointe Golf Club.

It started at 7:00 PM and will continue until one player is left standing. The proceeds go to the Thronateeska Heritage Center's Education Programs.

"We got a lot of players that are novices, players that haven't played a lot. Others that have played in other tournaments in town and in other competitions. Its also a good way to expose Thronateeska to a different group of people that normally wouldn't come," said Executive Director, Tommy Gregors.

Thursday night's top winner took home one thousand dollars and three nights at Caesar's Palace. The top seven finishers all won prizes.

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