Poker Champion Jamie Gold and Poker in the Park are teaming up to host the Jamie Gold Charity Poker Tournament at The Casino at the Empire during the Poker in the Park festival in Leicester Square, London Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 13th and 14th August.
The tournament which aims to raise money for The Jamie Gold FoundationÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s numerous charities, will be co-hosted by 2008 WSOP Main Event winner Peter Eastgate and will commence at 7.30pm on Thursday, 13th August at The EmpireÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Shadow Lounge.
It will be a 50 player No Limit Texas HoldÃ¢â‚¬â„¢em Freezeout Tournament with starting stacks of 6,000 chips. Forty seats will be available at Ã‚Â£400 per seat Ã¢â‚¬â€œ the other ten seats will be given to poker pros and celebrities personally invited by Gold and Eastgate.
While cash buy-ins will be donated to The Foundation, the top three final table winners will receive prizes.
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ PokerStars are generously donating a seat to the London EPT main event worth Ã‚Â£5,200 as first prize.
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ The Maven, Bluff MagazineÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s 2008 Online Player of the Year, is donating one-on-one poker strategy training via his site TheMavenVT.com worth Ã‚Â£3,000 to the second place finisher.
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ The third place winner will receive a Gevril watch, established in 1758 and favoured by top celebrities including James Caan, Eva Mendes, Martin Sheen, Sting and Denzel Washington, worth Ã‚Â£1,500 compliments of Bluff Europe magazine.
Jamie Gold and Peter Eastgate will also be giving lectures on both Thursday and Friday at Poker in the Park. On Thursday they will talk specifically about strategy for small tournaments (less than a hundred runners) similar to what will be played at Poker in the ParkÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Poker Dome and at the Gold charity event. On Friday, they will do a follow-up lecture on tournament strategy, with stories and references from the Charity Event held the night before.
Both Jamie Gold and Peter Eastgate will be on hand to accept donations for The Foundation and to sign autographs.
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