We went to a glamorous poker event where billionaires, athletes, and poker pros face off

Get the Full StorySarah JacobsHundreds of Wall Streeters packed a Manhattan venue this week to play poker and raise money for an education nonprofit.

The crowd included a who's-who of financiers, politicians, athletes and show biz folks, including Kase Capital's Whitney Tilson, one of the event's chairs; Greenlight's David Einhorn; Avenue Capital's Marc Lasry; New York Senator Jeff Klein; and Brian Koppelman, executive producer of Showtime's "Billions."

There were also pro poker players, like Vanessa Selbst, the highest earning female poker player of all time.

The July 26 event, called the Take Em to School Poker Tournament & Casino Night, raised money for Education Reform Now. It's an annual event with familiar faces, and we've covered it before.

Different hedge funds sponsored the poker tables, including Mudrick Capital Management.

Take a look inside.The event was held at Gotham Hall in Manhattan.

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You could play blackjack on the side.

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There were several tables to choose from.

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