Colman and Busquet Offering Poker Lessons to Support One Drop Charity

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Colman and Busquet Offering Poker Lessons to Support One Drop Charity
19 Mar

To benefit the One Drop Foundation, Dan Colman and Olivier Busquet are offering poker lessons via a charity auction. The winner of the auction will get an exclusive poker package worth $10,000 that includes private coaching at the 2015 WSOP. The auction will close today at 11.00 a.m. before the live bidding process on Friday.

Colman, one of the most interesting and talented poker players of his generation, managed to win the $15.3m first place prize at the Big One for One Drop event last year. He left the event without giving interviews, but later wrote a blog post where he expressed his thoughts about poker and his view of the game.

In his opinion, he doesn't owe poker anything, claiming that although he won a lot of money from the game, he has also seen an ugly side of the poker world. Even though he refused to talk about poker after his victory, Colman did give one interview and talked only about the One Drop Foundation and how the event has raised millions.

Once again, Colman is willing to help the charity that fights poverty worldwide by aiming to provide access to clean water for everyone. He has teamed up with his mentor and friend OlivierBusquet, one of the most talented heads-up specialists in the world, who will also give private poker lessons to one generous poker player or enthusiast.

The poker package includes a three-night stay in a Caesars Palace suite, dinner for two at the Japanese restaurant Nobu in Las Vegas, and a chance to test new skills in the Little One for One Drop that will start on June 30 or July 1, 2015. At the moment, the highest bid stands at $3,000, but is expected to rise to around $10,000 before the official closing time.

The non-profit One Drop foundation teamed up with Caesars Entertainment in 2011 to launch charitable poker events to help numerous people in impoverished nations around the world. It is estimated that by the end of 2015, the lives of about 1 million people will have been transformed due to One Drop.

There is still enough time to bid and obtain this exclusive poker package. A lucky bidder will get a lifetime opportunity to learn from, undoubtedly, two of the best and most talented poker players today.

Photo: PokerStars Blog

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