Curtis Glencross knows when to hold 'em and knows when to fold 'em.

Or he was just flat-out lucky.

The Calgary Flames left-winger was the last player standing at Monday's eighth annual Texas Hold'Em Poker Tournament.

But his performance wasn't the result of playing in a ton of tournaments.

"I play twice a year -- the Flames poker tournament and my poker tournament," he said of his summer Glencross Invitational Charity Roughstock event in Innisfail.

"Those are the only two I play all year."

Then, how do you explain Monday's success?

"It's all about luck," he admitted. "It's cards."

Monday's tournament at Deerfoot Inn & Casino raised $250,000 for the Flames Foundation for Life, bringing the total raised through the poker event to more than $2.7 million over eight years.

"It was fun," Glencross said. "We had a good time.

"It's for a great cause and people spend a lot of money.