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PartyPoker Powerfest SHR Gives Back to Charity

The May edition of PartyPoker’s Powerfest is wrapping up this week and on Tuesday May 16th at 14:00 Eastern Time PartyPoker will hold it’s highest buy-in event ever. The Powerfest Super High Roller (SHR) is a $25,500 buy-in tournament with a guaranteed prize pool of $2,000,000.

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Charity Wins at PartyPoker

The tournament will have 20 minute levels and players can re-enter twice during the first 15 levels. Starting stacks are 100,000 chips, pretty standard for a high buy-in SHR event like this.

What isn’t exactly standard is the fact that PartyPoker will be setting aside the entire $500 entry fee for each buy-in, with the eventual winner donating that money to the charity of his or her choice.

A total of 100 entries in a buy-in this size is very ambitious and would represent a $50,000 charitable donation, however if that mark is hit, PartyPoker will add another $50,000. The charity of choice could in fact receive a donation over $100,000 thanks to PartyPoker.

Managing Director of PartyPoker Tom Waters had this to say… “Players asked us to add this event to our Powerfest Series. It’s something that we have never tried before. When the charity idea was proposed we felt we should really get behind this event so decided to offer a $2M Guarantee and if players support us to get to the magic 100 entries, we will be delighted to add a further $50,000.

A few eyebrows were raised when this was announced. Buy-ins at this level are not something that PartyPoker has been known for in the past, but we have been qualifying players over the last 4 weeks and as always, we will pray to the poker gods that this comes off and becomes a feature of our online festivals.”

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Get in on Powerfest at PartyPoker

Powerfest is running now through May 21st with buy-in levels still available for all players and bankrolls. Sign up for a PartyPoker account today.

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By Dan Dececco, Rakeback.com Freelance Author



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