Affleck, Damon and Maguire Toppled as Ebony Kenney Wins All In for Feeding America Charity Tournament

Actors Ben Affleck, Matt Damon and Tobey Maguire, six-time Superbowl champ Tom Brady as well as Texas legend Doyle Brunson and 15-time WSOP Main Event champion Phil Hellmuth were among a star-studded cast of poker pros and amateurs who battled it out on ACR yesterday to support the Feeding America charity…

By: Andrew Burnett

As Ben Affleck had tweeted during the week, the stars had assembled around the virtual tables on the US-facing site to contribute to a charity close to his heart – Feeding America described as ‘a nationwide network of more than 200 food banks that feed more than 46 million people'.

The most incredible field online poker has ever seen donated at least $10,000 each as a buy-in, with some huge bonus donations – as well as ACR throwing $1million into the pot.

ACR boss Phil Nagy was too tired after the tournament to actually tot up the massive boost for Feeding America, but somewhere around the $2million mark was raised for the good cause…

The tournament itself was a fun-filled affair, the usual prospect of players looking to KO pros reversed as the Hollywood pack, TV and sporting stars were targeted by the pros, and all for the kudos rather than a paycheck…

Mad Men star Jon Hamm was first to hit the rail, while Doyle Brunson fell at the hands of comedian Andy Milonakis, with Ebony Kenney taking the head of Matt Damon along the way.

Justin Kelly and Michael Loncar played host in the commentary booth as the likes of Jason Bateman, Adam Sandler, Sarah Silverman, Kevin Smith, Jaime Staples and Jeff Gross fell by the wayside.

Affleck and Hamm both called the booth during play to discuss the need for food bank-funding, especially during the current coronavirus crisis, Hamm explaining: "It's one of those crazy things where it's not a specific suffering, it's not one place. It's happening to all of us."

The finale came down to a heads-up battle between Thirst Lounge streamer Ebony Kenney and actor Kevin Pollak, the actor-comedian twice cashing in the WSOP Main Event to prove his poker credentials.

The victory went to Kenney this time though, but the real winner of course was the Feeding America charity


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