Comedy Giant Kevin Hart Hits The Tables At Monte Carlo
Comedian Kevin Hart made poker headlines when he played in a number of high-stakes poker tournaments at the PokerStars Championship Bahamas this January. The comedian turned actor is now an international celebrity and made over $87.5 million in 2016, more than any other comedian according to Forbes Magazine.
Hart has released some of the most successful stand-up specials in recent times along with big-screen blockbusters Ride Along and Get Hard. But, in his spare time Hart is a true poker fan and frequently participates in small tournaments in Hollywood and Las Vegas. He first made the news for his poker playing when Instagram star and poker player Dan Bilzerian called him out over a poorly played hand in a private game. After that, Hart made a big leap and took a spot at the $100,000 PokerStars High Roller Championship Bahamas Main Event.
Now, he is back at the tables at the historic gambling destination of Monte Carlo.
Hart flew in for the PokerStars Championship Monte Carlo €100,000 Super High-Roller and the took to twitter to announce his plans to his fan base:
“Wish me luck people….I’m in Monaco playing in the PokerStars Championship Super High Roller tournament. I’m about to whoop some ass”
The event drew over 40 players midway through the first day of play and re-buys were available. This worked out in Hart’s favor as he saw an early exit after going all-in with top pair on a nine-high flop. However, his opponent Igor Kurganov was holding pocket aces and the comedian was unable to get the win.
Despite the early exit he did opt to rebuy and has managed to increase his chip count since. Although the superstar comedian is not looking to transition to professional poker he has stated he will continue to play tournaments as he is a fan of the game.