Mini Me thinks poker rocks. Who knew?
Mini Me star Verne Troyer wows the ladies (as usual) at top charity poker tournament
|by Jackhunter||January, 15th 2011||
Above: Mini Me at the poker table in the Bahamas last night
Mini Me Verne Troyer was among the stars playing poker to support AIDS research last night.
The Austin Powers actor, 42, peeked his teeny head above the table for the second annual PokerStars Caribbean Adventure amfAR Celebrity Poker Tournament.
Former LA Dodgers pitchers Chad Billingsley and Orel Hershiser, NBA basketball star John Salley, pro golfer Sergio Garcia, TV personality Ricki Lake, Entourage star Kevin Dillon, 2008 Playmate of the Year Nicole Jayde and Spanish football legend Poli Rincon are also among the 58 players who turned up.
Also there was 2010 world champion Jonathan Duhamel, Joe Cada, Greg Raymer and EPT San Remo champion Liv Boeree.
The top prize was won by Canadian pro Anh Nguyen who wins two stadium tickets to any ESPN sports match this year, including travel within the US and one night hotel accommodation. Czech Martin Hruby took second place and wins tickets to the France v England rugby match in London next month.
British player Andy Lowe, who came third, has won dinner and a poker training session at EPT London next season with Team PokerStars Pro Daniel Negreanu.
Jonathan Duhamel (fourth) wins a fabulous Atlantis spa treatment, dolphin experience and dinner - although, to be fair, he can probably afford that already.
amfAR chairman Kenneth Cole said: “This event is a really big deal.
"Everyone gets to do what they enjoy doing, and at the same time be part of something very important.
"We are flattered PokerStars has got involved for a second year. Five thousand people die every day from AIDS, but it doesn’t need to be like that.’
PokerStars has pledged to match any donations players make to amfAR during the PCA.