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Law + Poker: Ken Adams is Winning at His Own Game
When we visited Dickstein Shapiro partner Ken Adams in 2005, the star antitrust litigator had won $87,430 in a poker tournament in Connecticut.
Since then Adams has oriented his legal practice more to representing poker organizations, such as online site PokerStars. He is working on a federal-court appeal for a professional poker player battling IRS rules about deducting entry fees as business expenses.
So it was natural in November that when Adams was invited to a poker fundraiser at the National Building Museum for Horton’s Kids, which funds tutoring for inner-city kids, it was both business and pleasure for Adams to donate $1,000 and enter the charity tournament.
Some 150 congressmen, lobbyists, and staffers showed up, but at the end, it was Adams who won the $10,000 entry to next year’s World Series of Poker in Las Vegas.
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