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  • PokerStars to Hold Charity Poker Tournament during EPT Grand Final

    Thursday, April 23rd, 2009 by t2admin

The fifth season of the European Poker Tour (EPT), which is sponsored by PokerStars, is coming to a close with the Grand Final taking place at the end of the month. PokerStars recently announced that they will be holding the first ever charitable tournament during the EPT Grand Final. The charity tournament will begin just before the Grand Final takes place.

The Grand Final will take place in Monte Carlo and before players compete in that tournament they will have the chance to play for a great cause. PokerStars will be working with Ante Up for Africa to help raise funds for the charity.

Ante Up for Africa is a foundation which was started by actor Don Cheadle and poker pro Annie Duke. Ante Up for Africa has held several fundraising poker events in the United States and they have raised a good deal of funds to help the people who live in the war-torn nation of Darfur in Africa. Darfur has been struggling for some time and the people are suffering from poverty, starvation and ethnic cleansing.

The charity tournament will begin on April 27th, which is one day before the Grand Final. The charity tournament will have a buy-in of €4,000 and will be a No Limit Texas hold’em event. All proceeds raised from the tournament will go to Ante Up for Africa.

Several poker pros as well as celebrities are expected to participate in the Ante Up for Africa charity tournament. Vanessa Rousso, Joe Hachem and Daniel Negreanu, all of Team PokerStars com, will be competing in the event.

The winner of the charity event will not win cash but instead a special prize donated by PokerStars. The online poker room is offering the winner a prize package to the EPT in the Bahamas for the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure which will take place in 2010.

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