The series will be played in our custom branded, browser-based card room. No need to download any software! We recommend playing on a computer, but a tablet or phone will also work. All registered guests will receive an instructional email approximately 48-72 hours in advance of the tournament. The email will include links on how to access the poker website, as well as a Zoom link. We will be utilizing the Zoom meeting platform to give a short presentation at the start of the tournament. We will also be on Zoom to answer any questions you have about the tournament. Once the tournament begins we will assign everyone to breakout rooms that correspond to their poker table so that players can see and talk to the other competitors seated at their table. See complete series information below!
All proceeds benefit the CHEST Foundation’s antiracism and health disparities work.
Event Series Information:
Event #1: Friday, April 23 @ 7pm CT
Event #2: Thursday, May 20 @ 7pm CT
Event #3: Friday, June 18 @ 7pm CT
Individual Single Starting Stack Entry: 5,000 Chips for a $75 Donation for access to a single tournament.
Individual Double Starting Stack Entry: 10,000 Chips for a $125 Donation for access to a single tournament.
Single Stack Season Pass: The Season Pass includes access to all three tournament events for a $200 donation. This donation includes a single starting stack of 5,000 chips for each event. Purchase now to save $25 and earn 20 points!
Double Stack Season Pass: The Season Pass includes access to all three tournament events for a $350 donation. This donation includes a double starting stack of 10,000 chips for each event. Purchase now to save $25 and earn 20 points!
Note: Double starting stack sales end the morning of each tournament and require new participants to create a poker account at least 1 hour in advance of the tournament. This ensures that the double chip stack will be added to your account before the tournament starts.
It's a $75 or $125 donation to register for each event, and each event will feature a prize pool valued at $7,150!
Players will accumulate points through final place finishes,
rebuy and add-on donations, event participation, and participant knockouts.
The points will be tracked after each event and sent out to all participants.
At the end of the three events, a bonus prize pool will be awarded to the three participants with the highest cumulative points. These prizes are a bonus on top of each tournament prize pool:
1st Overall Place = $1,500
2nd Overall Place = $1,000
3rd Overall Place = $500
Players accumulate points in each event through final place finishes, rebuy and add-on donations, event participation, and participant knockouts. This system rewards points for poker players who finish in the top percentage of the field, but also rewards points for the donations of rebuys and add-ons, and event participation. The more you participate and donate, the more points you will receive!
Points Earned in Each Event:
1st Place: 35 Points
2nd Place: 28 Points
3rd Place: 22 Points
4th Place: 17 Points
5th Place: 13 Points
6th Place: 10 Points
7th Place: 8 Points
8th Place: 6 Points
9th Place: 4 Points
10th – 18th Place: 1 Point
Additional Ways to Earn Points:
Rebuys and Add-on Donations: 3 Points Each
Participation in 1 out of 3 Events: 5 Points
Participation in 2 out of 3 Events: 10 Points
Participation in 3 out of 3 Events: 20 Points
Knockouts: 1 Point Each (Knockouts only count if the eliminated player does not rebuy)
Tiebreakers are determined by: 1. Total Amount of Rebuys/Add-ons. 2. Tournament Results.
Starting Stacks: 5,000 Chips / 10,000 Chips
Blind Length: 10 Minutes
Late Registration Period: First 8 Blind Levels (80 minutes)
Rebuy Period: Unlimited Rebuys During the First 8 Blind Levels (80 minutes)
Rebuy Threshold: 2,500 Chips. If your stack falls below 2,500 chips, or if you lose all of your chips, at any point during the first 80 minutes you may rebuy
Rebuy Amount: $75 Donation = 5,000 Chips
Bonus Add-on: Available to All Remaining Participants During the First Break
Bonus Add-on Amount: $75 Donation = 15,000 Chips
Each event will feature the following prizes:
Each event will feature the following prizes:
1st Place: $3,000 Gift Card
2nd Place: $1,500 Gift Card
3rd Place: $800 Gift Card
4th Place: $600 Gift Card
5th Place: $400 Gift Card
6th- 9th Place: $150 Gift Card
Marlene Gurtz Last Woman Standing Prize:
For this series, we are partnering with Poker League of Nations, t
For this series, we are partnering with Poker League of Nations, the world's largest women's poker organization! Each tournament event will feature a $250 prize for the last woman in the poker tournament. The Last Woman Standing Prize celebrates the perseverance and determination of the winning player just as pulmonary fibrosis warrior Marlene Gurtz battled her lung disease.
A donation to the charity grants event participation.
All participants must be 18 years or older to participate.
No financial transactions occur during the poker tournament.
There will be optional rebuy and add-on opportunities during the first portion of the event; participants will be charged $102.80 ($100 donation + processing fees) after each event for each rebuy or add-on used during the poker tournament.
Tournament rules and blind schedules may be
subject to change depending on final number of participants.
Additional ticketing options are available. Please contact Angela Perillo at email@example.com if you are interested.