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Poker champ Robert Varkonyi hosts school benefit

Updated: May 18, 2011, 9:59 AM ET
By Kalani Simpson

Robert Varkonyi's mother and father came from Hungary. As we hear so often about immigrant parents, education for their offspring was a very big deal. They settled in a Queens neighborhood which had a reputation as an excellent school district. Robert would go on to graduate from MIT, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

The sports connection? He won the 2002 World Series of Poker main event.

And he's always had a warm spot in his heart for the New York City public ...

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