Royals at Darfur Charity Poker Tourney

Published May 3, 2009

Royals at Darfur Charity Poker Tourney

Queen Elizabeth's granddaughter Zara Phillips joins rapper Nelly, ex-tennis legend Becker at Monaco event.

Queen Elizabeth's granddaughter Zara Phillips is set to join a host of celebrities taking part in a celebrity poker tournament to raise money for charity Monday.

The Pokerstars Ante Up for Africa tournament will take place at Monaco's Sporting Casino on Monday evening.

Rapper Nelly, former tennis champion Boris Becker and ex-England footballer Teddy Sheringham will also appear at the event.

Team PokerStars professionals Daniel Negreanu, Joe Hachem and Vanessa Rousso will also compete in the 4000 euros buy in, no-limit Texas hold 'em event.

The tournament, being run by PokerStars, the world's largest online poker site, will raise money for the charity Ante Up For Africa, to support those caught up in the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Darfur.

The PokerStars European tour Season Five Grand Final Main Event will follow on Tuesday.

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