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Reds to host benefit poker tourney Dec. 1

Jim Walker

CINCINNATI — Whether you are a card shark or not, people interested in playing poker and giving to charity are being offered a chance to do both by the Cincinnati Reds.
Persons may play poker with current or former Reds players, coaches or broadcasters at the 13th Annual Rick H. Steiner Celebrity Poker Tournament to be held during Redsfest Dec. 1 at the grand ball room of the Duke Energy Convention Center.
The tournament begins at 4 p.m. with doors opening at 3 p.m.
Proceeds from the Texas Hold ’Em tournament go to the Reds Community Fund.
Persons can win autographed jerseys and there is a guaranteed $11,000 first-place prize.
Each table of 10 will feature a current or former Reds player, coach, broadcaster, or other local celebrity.
A total of nine players and one Reds celebrity will participate.
In addition, if someone knocks a celebrity out of the tournament, that person gets the autographed jersey off their back.
Registration is $175 per person by Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 11:59 p.m. ET. The fee is $200 starting Nov. 15.
Participants get $2,000 in poker chips, food and two drink tickets.
Participants also receive dinner and Saturday ticket to FOX Sports Ohio Redsfest presented by PNC Bank included.
Persons entering must be 21 years or older to participate.
Spectator registration is $100 per person by Nov. 14 and $125 starting Nov. 15. Spectator passes will not be available the day of the event.
Spectators receive food and two drink tickets and a one-day access pass to Saturday’s Redsfest.
Persons can register online at “tickets” on the cincinnatireds.com webpage