Jul 13, 2011, 11:51 AM EDT
Five years ago David Einhorn made a deep run in the World Series of Poker main event, turning his $10,000 entry into $660,000 and then donating the entire 18th-place prize to charity.
He ponied up another $10,000 for this year’s main event, but the new Mets minority owner was eliminated on Day 2 of the tournament yesterday after playing approximately 16 hours.
This year’s main event has 6,865 players with a top prize of $8.7 million, which sort of seems like chump change compared to the $200 million Einhorn paid to secure 33 percent of the Mets two months ago.
In addition to his $660,000 score at the WSOP in July of 2006 he also won a smaller tournament in November of 2008, banking $90,000 for the win.
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