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April 18 | Panama Playoffs — 7:00 P.M. Panama Time
April 19 | Florida — Miami Playoffs — 7:00 P.M. EDT
April 20 | New York — Long Island Playoffs — 7:00 P.M. EDT
April 21 | Illinois Playoffs — 7:00 P.M. CDT
April 22 | New Jersey Playoffs — 7:00 P.M. EDT
April 25 | SoCal — Los Angeles Playoffs — 6:15 P.M. PDT
April 25 | Maryland Playoffs — 6:15 P.M. EDT
April 26 | New England Playoffs — 7:00 P.M. EDT
April 27 | Southeast Playoffs — 7:00 P.M. EDT
April 28 | Tri-State Young Leadership Playoffs — 7:00 P.M. EDT
April 29 | Open Seat Playoffs — 8:00 P.M. EDT
MEET THE PROFESSIONALS PLAYING FOR ISRAEL'S SOLDIERS
The pros know it's no gamble to bet on the IDF!
Jeff Platt - Poker Commentator
Jeff is a poker commentator, host, and sideline reporter. His work has been featured on ESPN2's broadcast of the World Series of Poker Main Event. He hosts PokerGO's break desk coverage for the Super High Roller Bowl, U.S. Poker Open, and Poker Masters. Jeff also takes care of the play-by-play duties for some of PokerGO's international events, such as the Australian Poker Open & the international Super High Roller Bowls.
"I'm thrilled to have the opportunity to be involved with the FIDF National Poker Tournament. I admire what the organization does for the IDF."
- Jeff Platt, Professional Poker Commentator
Eli Elezra - Poker Pro
Poker legend Eli Elezra was born and raised in Jerusalem and currently resides in Las Vegas. A former officer in the Golani Brigade, Elezra has won four World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelets and one World Poker Tour (WPT) championship. In total, Elezra has earned an impressive 11 career titles, 94 career cashes, and almost $4 million in tournament winnings, as well as untold millions in cash games.
“As a former officer in the Golani Brigade, I have never forgotten the importance of serving my country. For years, I have been proud to support the IDF, and am grateful to have another opportunity to do so through the FIDF National Poker Tournament."
– Eli Elezra, Poker Legend
Gershon Distenfeld - Poker Philanthropist
Despite not having much time to play poker, Gershon M. Distenfeld recently made the final table of the World Series of Poker’s Main Event, where he finished in 8th place. Gershon pledged his $125,855 in winnings to various charities. Professionally, Gershon is Co-Head of Fixed Income & Director of Credit at AllianceBernstein, where he oversees the management of over $300B in client assets. Philanthropically, Gershon is a community leader and innovator. He has focused most of his efforts over the past two decades on the issue of Jewish Day School affordability, founding an innovative school, Yeshivat He’Atid, at a price point 40% cheaper than alternatives. Gershon and his wife, Aviva, are involved in numerous charitable endeavors in both the United States and Israel.
“I’ll show you all that my World Series of Poker appearance wasn’t a fluke!”
– Gershon M. Distenfeld, InnovAcer