It's always a great story when you hear about the poker community raising money for charities. German online pro Felix Schneiders has been hosting an annual charity tournament and it's time for another one. On Sunday April 23 at 19:30 CET, PokerStars will host this special charity event. The buy-in is only €11.11. This charity event is expected to attracted several notables in the high-stakes community in addition to everyone's favorite semi-retired pro Fedor Holz.
Just so you know, 100% of the money raised will be donated to charity. According to a press release, “The event, which is to be co-hosted by Fedor Holz, centers around the €11.11 Freezeout Bounty Poker tournament, and will raise funds for a variety of charitable good causes which include helping the homeless, children in need in Nepal and children with leukaemia.
For more details, here's the press release…
Felix has donated an hour's worth of tuition as a bounty on his head. Players who have followed suit and similarly donated money-can't-buy prizes include Felix's fellow PokerStars Team Pro Online members Jaime Staples, Adrienne Rowsome, Lex Veldhuis, and Randy Lew; Team PokerStars Pro Celina Lin, and other poker pros such as Jan Heitmann. Players can win prizes including access to coaching, tuition and Q&A sessions, as well as surprise gifts and poker memorabilia. Bounties are not progressive and everyone is in with a chance of a win as in the case of a pro knocking out another pro the resulting bounty will go into a raffle which any player can win.
The charity poker event can be found on the PokerStars client under the Home Game tab, but to participate, players will first need to register via email firstname.lastname@example.org and transfer at least €11.11 to www.vonherzenzuherzen.org Paypal account to sign-up. Once this is done they will get details of the home game club and can then sign up to play. There will be more options to donate directly to www.vonherzenzuherzen.org on Felix's stream throughout the tournament.
Team PokerStars Pro and event organizer Felix will be streaming the event on his Twitch channel.