Annie Duke to attend Ultimate Starlight Poker Challenge

October 20, 2009 - by Sadonna · Filed Under General Leave a Comment 

Annie Duke will be joined by Phil Hellmuth next month in Quebec for the Ultimate Starlight Poker Challenge which is presented by UltimateBet and the Starlight Children’s Foundation. The event will be held in conjunction with C3 Events and will begin on November 14th.

The historic Gare Windsor in downtown Montreal will be hosting the event which will continue until the 18th. Organizers of the tournament are saying this event is going to be the richest charity poker tournament in Canadian history.

The tournament will be using a WSOP style structure and levels will increase every sixty minutes. The final table will have ten players and will take place on the last day of play. The final ten players will fly to Las Vegas to play out the final table which will have a $100,000 guaranteed first place prize.

The event will cost $500 for the buy-in and players will begin with 10,000 chips. There is also a VIP entry which costs $750 and will give players 20,000 chips as well as the opportunity to attend a poker training boot-camp which will be hosted by Duke and Hellmuth before the tournament begins.

Duke commented: “UB is thrilled to be involved in a tournament raising money for the Starlight Foundation. We’re happy to be part of this exciting charity poker event, and to help other community-minded poker players in Montreal better their game all for a great cause.”

The Starlight Children’s Foundation Canada will benefit from the poker tournament. The organization is part of an international non-profit which is dedicated to helping seriously ill children and their families.

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