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eSpeed Holds Successful Charity Poker Tournament

eSpeed (Nachrichten) Inc., a leader in the development of electronic marketplaces and similar trading technology aimed at the global capital markets, announced that they have just concluded yet another successful Texas Hold-em charity poker event.

eSpeed held the charity poker event to raise money for the benefit of one of the communities wherein it does business.

The charity poker event was held November 8 at Fulton's on the River, Chicago. It was a huge success, hosting more or less 200 of eSpeed's futures and government bond trading customers.

The entrants were given a stack of "charity chips" at the beginning of the event, to be donated to a charity of the winner's choice.

The winner of the charity poker event, a trader from Breakwater Trading LLC, chose Soccer Minds, a charitable organization that provides athletic opportunities to financially disadvantaged children, as beneficiary.

"As part of our philanthropic commitment to give back to the communities where we work and live, eSpeed is pleased to partner with our customers to reciprocate the goodwill that has been shown to us over the years. We'd like to thank our customers once again for taking part in this memorable and worthwhile event," Paul Saltzman, Chief Operating Officer of eSpeed, Inc. said.

"We would like to thank eSpeed for its generous donation and thank Breakwater for donating their winnings from eSpeed's charity poker tournament. We are grateful to both Breakwater and eSpeed for contributing to our cause of promoting education and athletic opportunities for economically disadvantaged youth through the pursuit of soccer," Tom Rubio, Chairman of Soccer Minds said.