Most of the time the poker world is a bunch of dudes arguing about Bitcoin however at times they arrive collectively to do one thing particular.
Popular poker community member KL Kleeton is the supervisor of Learn Pro Poker and founding father of Range Trainer Pro. He additionally has a extreme type of spinal muscular atrophy meaning he has to make use of a wheelchair.
This means he’s unable to fly and in an effort to go to reside poker occasions requires a specialised type of transportation. Veronica Brill organised a GoFundMe to get him a van fitted with every little thing he must journey the poker tour within the US.
Over the weekend Brill organised a particular charity stream for Kleeton which featured a whole lot of large names together with David Tuchman, Phil Hellmuth, Bart Hanson, Jeff Boski, Andrew Neeme, Landon Tice, Jamie Kerstetter and Kevin Martin:
The most outstanding contribution of the night time, nevertheless, needed to go to YouTuber Johnnie Vibes who pledged $5 for everybody who retweeted him. This naturally led to some individuals who have beforehand fallen out with Vibes, notably Doug Polk and Phil Hellmuth, to name a quick truce to encourage extra retweets:
I’ll be actual, im not an enormous VIBES man. But being keen to pay $5 per tweet for an unknown quantity of retweets…. that takes balls
Please retweet this guys. Let’s get this factor to 1k retweets https://t.co/xjKpSTOFmW
— Doug Polk (@DougPolkVids) May 24, 2021
Vibes was maybe not anticipating it to have attracted as a lot consideration because it did, however within the spirit of the occasion determined to spherical up the $7,800 he was on the hook for to $10,000.
— Johnnie VIBES (@JohnnieVibes) May 24, 2021
Bill Perkins (who else?) agreed to match a few of the donations that means KL has comfortably hit the $75,000 goal he required. He was clearly delighted and expressed his appreciation afterwards:
— Okay.L. Cleeton (@highhands89) May 24, 2021
The recreation of poker is zero sum and the spirit of competitors and the lure of cash typically makes it a cutthroat surroundings. However, as soon as once more now we have an instance that the poker community will be variety, supportive and welcoming when the trigger is true.
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