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Poker cup strikes a chord for charity
Poker cup strikes a chord for charity

Sport, fashion and rock'n'roll collided at the inaugural Strike a Chord Poker Cup held at Burswood Casino on Saturday night.

Former Wildcats star Nik Lackovic created the glamorous event, which is an offshoot of the Australia and New Zealand Poker Tour.

Lackovic said he was keen to create something which gave back to the Strike a Chord for Cancer Foundation, run by local music promoter John Zaccaria and his wife, Noeleen.

"I have known John since we were 10," Lackovic told Access All Areas. "He is a cancer survivor so I wanted to put on a charity event which would raise some money and create some awareness for his foundation."

A regular big-time poker play, Lackovic said he had a good win at the Aussie Millions in January where he took home more than $80,000. He said he had given his model fiancee, poker newbie Nicole McKendry some tips and lessons for her first time.

Also playing poker at the event were Tony Sage, Ryan Crowley, Josh Catalano, Steve Nelkovski, Sal Fazzino, Tony Barlow, Lydia *and Zhenya Tsvetnenko.

The West Australian

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