Sunday, May 20, 2007

PS Darfur Charity Tourney

The following post has been copied and pasted from The Tao of Poker:
Play if you can....and if you can't.....DONATE!!!!

We got less than 300 players in last week's charity tournament. That was pathetic. My goal is to get at least 1,000 players in this tournament. I need your help. Let's spread the word!

PokerStars is running the Ocean's Thirteen Darfur Charity Tournament next Sunday afternoon at 2:30pm ET.

PokerStars is teaming up with the cast of Ocean's Thirteen to help stop the suffering in the war-torn region of Darfur in the Sudan. If you have not been paying attention, over 400,000 people have already been killed. They launched Not On Our Watch. Their mission is to..."focus global attention and resources to stop and prevent mass atrocities. Drawing on the powerful voice of citizen artists, activists, and cultural leaders, our mission is to generate lifesaving humanitarian assistance and protection for the vulnerable, marginalized, and displaced."

PokerStars is donating $1 million and you can help out by playing in two diffeent charity events. You have a shot to win a ticket to the Ocean's Thirteen premiere in Los Angeles. See below for specific details.
Overview of the Ocean's Thirteen Darfur Charity Tournament:

These tournaments are special re-buy tournaments - the entire prize pool will be matched by PokerStars and donated to the Darfur relief efforts. At the conclusion of the event the prize pool, which will be temporarily awarded to the 1st place finisher, will be removed from the 1st place finisher's account. The amount will then be matched by PokerStars and sent forward to the Darfur charity. Thank you for participating — go re-buy crazy! — it's for a good cause. Good luck!

Date: May 27th 2007, 15:30 ET
Buy-in: $10 plus rebuys.
Prizes: Top 4 receive tickets to June 5th premiere in Los Angeles plus 2 nights hotel and $2k for travel/spending. Top 18 receive autographed copy of "Oceans 13" DVD. Total prize pool will go to charity. PokerStars will match the donation. The tournament is open to all players. Good luck!

Thursday, May 17, 2007


No, I didn't win a seat in the Main Event.

I did, however, book my trip to Vegas during the WSOP.

I plan on playing in Event 25 on June 15th which is a 2K NLHE event. I am also looking into the Binion's tourneys that will be going on and plan on playing a TON of cash games.

If anyone else is going to be out there at this time let me know and hopefully we can hook up. I hope to be purchasing a beer and some shots for the good Dr. Pauly if he can break away for a few minutes of his great coverage.

Mad props goes out to my lovely wife for being on board with, and supporting my WSOP trip.

I'm sure the interest level is minimal to none BUT just in case I misjudge or don't realize who all reads this humble little piece of the blogoshpere I want to inform that I am selling up to half of my action in Event 25. I've already got 15% sold with a real possibility for 10-20% more. Like I said.....I'm playing regardless. Your money is probably better of with this Omaha pro anyway.

Til next time.