Jennifer Harman is spreading her love for charity poker events to the Grand Sierra this year. Her 2012 Charity Knockout Poker Tournament was held in November at the Atlantis Casino Resort and previously the event has been held at the Peppermill. The Grand Sierra has an excellent history of quality, well-run tournaments like their seasonal Pot of Gold events.
This year, instead of a single charity, the event will have 14 teams, each headed by players like Marsha Waggoner, Jamie Gold and Chip Jett. Each leader will be playing for a specific charity, such as the Nevada Diabetes Association, and Jennifer’s charity choice, the Nevada SPCA, a nonprofit organization, which operates a no-kill animal sanctuary, promotes humane education, makes referrals for lower-cost spay/neuter and vaccination services, and challenges people to be the best possible guardians for the companion animals in their care.
The event is a Texas Hold’em poker tournament with 100 percent of the prizes donated, and 100 percent of the player proceeds donated back to all participating charities. Registration can be done online by simply going to Charity Knockout and choosing your favorite star or favorite charity, and using the Paypal button to post your $250 entry fee.
This Year’s Schedule
Friday, May 10, 2013
6pm -9pm Early Team Jacket Distribution & Seat Assignments
Saturday, May 11, 2013
9AM – Noon Team Jacket Distribution & Seat Assignments
11AM – Open Registration (Walk Ups)
2PM – Red Carpet Walk Starts
4PM – Knockout Tournament Begins
9PM – Knockout Celebration Cocktail Party
The tournament structure is as follows:
No-limit Texas Hold’em
$200 + $50 buy-in with $50 re-buys and one-time $50 add-on. Re-buys are available during the first three levels.
Players Receive 1,000 in Starting Chips for $200. Players receive 1,000 more tournament chips for each $50 re-buy for first three levels (one hour). One $50 add-on for 2,000 in chips is allowed for each player at the end of 3rd level.
The tournament’s top prize is a $10,000 buy-in to the 2013 World Series of Poker Main Event!