Online Poker Tournaments To Benefit Cancer Prevention Research

published on 02/11/10 at 7:20 am

Online Poker Tournaments To Benefit Cancer Prevention Research

Cancer. It’s a word that immediately draws heartache to all that hear it. Upon the mention of cancer, everyone immediately thinks of someone they know that was affected by cancer in some way or another. During the 2003 World Series of Poker, poker professionals and good friends Phil Gordon and Rafe Furst had an idea that resulted in people taking action against cancer.

Phil and Rafe began a drive to help fund cancer prevention and research by asking their friends to donate just 1% of their winnings at the WSOP Main Event to the Prevent Cancer Foundation as a tax-deductible donation. Their efforts raised enough money to fund a research grant for an entire year.

7 years later, Bad Beat on Cancer (BBoC) has raised more than $2 million for cancer prevention research and has grown in every level to include players donating 1% of their winnings from virtually every tournament played around the globe, all the way down to leagues and home games. The list of players inspired to donate 1% of their career tournament earning ranges from the likes of the most notable pro’s (Such as Phil Hellmuth Jr., Phil Ivey, Andy Bloch, Howard Lederer, Annie Duke, Chris Ferguson, and more) all the way to some of the most competitive home games, just like the Twitter Poker Tour.

On Sunday, February 21st, the TPT will be conducting its 3rd Charity Poker Tournament to benefit the Prevent Cancer Foundation, pledging to yet again put another Bad Beat on Cancer. This time, there will be 3 different tournaments with 3 different buy in amounts beginning within 15 minutes of each other. This will offer players to compete against some of the top pro’s on Full Tilt Poker for cash and prizes, and at the same time, raise funds to put a Bad Beat on Cancer, all at a buy in level that best suits their bankroll. Join us by registering for any or all of the following events:

Poker Site: Full Tilt Poker
Event Name: BBoC $5 Donation
ID: 135222348
Buyin: $10 ($5 Buyin + $5 Donation to Bad Beat on Cancer)
Game: Holdem
Limit: No Limit
Password: tptforbboc
Date: February 21
Time: 6:00 PM EST

Poker Site: Full Tilt Poker
Event Name: BBoC $10 Donation
ID: 135896328
Buyin: $20 ($10 Buyin + $10 Donation to Bad Beat on Cancer)
Game: Holdem
Limit: No Limit
Password: tptforbboc
Date: February 21
Time: 6:15 PM EST

Poker Site: Full Tilt Poker
Event Name: BBoC $20 Donation
ID: 135896400
Buyin: $40 ($20 Buyin + $20 Donation to Bad Beat on Cancer)
Game: Holdem
Limit: No Limit
Password: tptforbboc
Date: February 21
Time: 6:30 PM EST

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