On Saturday, April 11, Run It Once Poker is hosting a 32-player heads-up tournament in an effort to raise money for coronavirus (COVID-19) relief.
The initiative will raise money for GiveDirectly COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund to support low-income families in Las Vegas, Nevada. For every player who plays a hand on Phil Galfond’s Run It Once Poker on Saturday, April 11, the site will donate €10 to the relief fund. So fire up some Run It Once Poker on Saturday, play some hands, and help the site raise as much money as possible.
Further assisting in this effort is Dan Smith’s Double Up Drive, which has pledged $250,000 in matching funds.
The tournament will feature 16 popular poker professionals. Galfond, Smith, Parker Talbot, John Cynn, Jamie Kerstetter, and Marle Cordeiro are some of the confirmed players. The other 16 spots are open to the public and will be selected based on charitable donations. Eight spots will go to the eight people who make the largest donations between now and Thursday, April 9, at 23:59 UTC. The other eight spots will be randomly awarded and selected from people who make a donation of any amount between now and Thursday, April 9, at 23:59 UTC.
The event will be hosted in one of Run It Once Poker’s testing environments, so players from the US, Italy, Spain, and other countries regularly restricted to real-money play on Run It Once Poker will be able to play.
For details on the tournament and information on how you can donate, head over to the event’s dedicated page.
The winner of the tournament will take home all the bragging rights as well as access to Run It Once Training’s A-Game Poker Masterclass, three months of RIO’s Elite plan, and three months access to RIO’s Vision GTO Trainer.
The tournament will be broadcast on the Run It Once Poker Twitch channel starting on Saturday, April 11, at 16:00 UTC. Joe Stapleton, David Tuchman, and Henry Kilbane will handle the event’s commentary.