Marriage and a tournament, by Tom McEvoy

tom_mcevoy_wedding.jpgHi everyone this is Tom McEvoy, Team PokerStars Pro, with some exciting news of a personal nature. I'm getting married tomorrow (Monday May 24th), but the festivities actually begin on tonight when I will be throwing a big party at my house for some friends and family.

The whole McEvoy clan flew in from Michigan to take part in this special event. Yolanda's San Antonio family will also enjoy the three-day celebration.

My cousin Mark Hinds, a Kenny Rogers impersonator, will be performing at Legends In Concert at Harrah's on Sunday night and then performing again at our reception on Monday, which will be held at Paris Hotel and Casino with lots of special surprises and entertainment.

Of course, what would a McEvoy wedding be without a Poker Tournament? The following day (May 25th) at Caesars Palace at 2:00pm we'll have "McEvoy's Ultimate Gamble", a poker tournament open to the public.

There will be 10 celebrity players as bounties, four of which are Team PokerStars Pros.
The 10 pros are:

• Tom McEvoy (PokerStars)
• Vanessa Rousso (PokerStars)
• Dennis Phillips (PokerStars)
• Chad Brown (PokerStars)
• Kathy Liebert
• T.J. Cloutier
• Susie Isaacs
• Barbara Enright
• Mike "The Mouth" Matusow
• And a special celebrity guest...

Each of the pros will have a $1,000 bounty on their heads and the tournament buy in is only $250. The tournament will be limited to 300 players and it is open to the public! So where else can you play with pros for only $250? And the goodie bags, well, they will be awesome!

This tournament is the perfect warm up for the World Series Of Poker...

People have been asking Yolanda and I where we're going on our honeymoon. We answer with an emphatic "RIO!!", the Rio Casino in Las Vegas of course. IT'S WORLD SERIES OF POKER TIME!!!

Simon Young
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