Kentucky Derby Poker Championship
May 6, 2022
Shortly after Big Brown decimated the competition in this year's Kentucky Derby, a wholly different kind of competition got under way, and this one was for a very worthy cause.

The Kentucky Derby Poker Championship: All-in For Climate Change, was a pro-celebrity charity event, hosted by Phil Hellmuth and Robert Williamson III. The event was set up to raise money for numerous charitable organizations who are on the front lines of helping those most affected by global warming.

This $2,500 buy-in no-limit hold'em event welcomed 30 players in its inaugural run, which in turn raised more than $60,000 for their three main climate change charities: Red Cross/Red Crescent Climate Centre; the Health and Climate Foundation; and the Robby Albarado Foundation.

The event was eventually won by poker pro Layne "Back to Back" Flack, who not only won the $13,000 top prize but also won a $10,000 seat into the 2008 World Series of Poker Main Event.

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