Hedge fund billionaire Einhorn places sixth in major poker tournament

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Joe Giron | World Sequence of Poker

Hedge fund billionaire David Einhorn performs poker at the World Sequence of Poker’s “Large One for One Drop.”

Hedge fund billionaire David Einhorn busted out of a $1 million buy-in poker match simply wanting taking residence prize cash, Tuesday night time in Las Vegas.

Einhorn and 26 different businessmen and poker gamers every ponied up $1 million to enter the World Sequence of Poker’s “Large One for One Drop” match.

Einhorn survived two days of play and got here into the third day with the fifth most chips of the 6 remaining gamers.

However, whereas different gamers have been doing all they might to keep away from getting eradicated, Einhorn didn’t appear to thoughts enjoying aggressively.

For his sixth-place end Einhorn receives no prize cash. Fifth place would have paid out $2 million.

Einhorn has been an everyday on the World Sequence of Poker for years, all the time giving his winnings away to charity.

This yr he performed sporting a shirt that stated “Service 12 months,” a charity that enables individuals to serve locally for a yr, and be paid for it.

Merely enjoying within the match was a charitable endeavor as $80,000 from every entry goes to the charity One Drop, a company devoted to sustainable entry to secure water.