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partypoker WPT Shooting Star for Charity Event has $500K Guaranteed

Tags: partypoker, poker charity, WPT World Online Championships.
Posted on 29 July 2020 by "T".

How would it feel like to play against some of the most recognizable faces in poker and other stars, and win $500 extra just by beating them? Well, here's another exciting event coming up on partypoker!

The WPT World Online Championships, designed to replicate an authentic live poker experience, will run from July 17 (Friday) to September 8 (Tuesday), paying out a minimum guarantee of $100 million.

partypoker WPT World Online Championships - Shooting Star for Charity Tournament

  • Schedule: July 29 to July 30, 2020
  • Guaranteed prize pool: $500,000
  • Donation to Charity (1Day Sooner): $50,000

As part of the inaugural partypoker series WPT World Online Championships, the Shooting Star for Charity will be held across two days, from Wednesday July 29 to Thursday July 30, 2020. The minimum guarantee for the tournament is $500,000 and there's going to be a minimum $50,000 charity donation from the prize pool.

Players can buy-in to the event for $1,100, with $100 from each buy-in to be donated to 1Day Sooner, a charity that advocates on behalf of human trial challenges to speed up the development of a COVID-19 vaccine. Communications Director at 1DaySooner Abie Rohrig said, "We are very grateful for the generosity from partypoker and the players. We are confident that the donations will go a long way toward getting us a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible."

If someone knocks out a Shooting Star player, they get to win a $500 bounty.
The Shooting Star players include:

  • Team partypoker ambassador Sam Trickett
  • Aylar Lie, winner of six live poker titles and also known for being an actress and model
  • Ryan Riess, champion of the WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker in 2017
  • Steffen Sontheimer, winner of the $250,000 partypoker LIVE Super High Roller Championships in 2018
  • Argentinian rapper Alejandro ‘Papo MC' Lococo, who moonlights as a poker player
  • Igor Kurganov, who has won 11 career titles; he has kindly pledged to donate 100% of any winnings he makes from the tournament to 1Day Sooner.

Stars pumped up to Raise Funds

Sam Trickett said, "I'm delighted the WPT and partypoker have come together to help make a difference in these difficult times, while also offering players the opportunity to win plenty in cash prizes. I'm looking forward to giving players the chance to take my bounty, and if you think you can beat me, come and give it a go!"

Aylar Lie said, "I am honoured to be a part of Shooting Star for Charity. Players get to have fun playing poker and we can help in the fight against COVID-19, so it's win-win."

Joining in on the action are former Manchester United football players Darren Fletcher and Wes Brown. They both won many major trophies, such as the Premier League title, UEFA Champions League, FA Cup and League Cup, while Fletcher made 80 appearances for Scotland and Brown made 23 appearances for England.

Players can qualify for the tournament at partypoker. Satellites to the tournament will be announced soon.

Also, the WPT World Online Championships is giving the poker industry the chance to unite and make a difference. The schedule will also include the Poker Industry Invitational on Friday, July 17, offering a guarantee of $30,000 and a chance for the top three finishers to win a seat in Shooting Stars for Charity. These seats will be worth $3,000, so there is a minimum extra 10% value for players to play with that added money.

Players can enter for a $320 buy-in, with $20 of each buy-in donated to 1DaySooner. The event is being held exclusively for poker industry professionals, who can go head-to-head against their industry peers and win bragging rights over the industry on top of cash prizes. Players can apply to enter via partypokerlive.com.

 

Source:
https://www.partypoker.com/blog/en/500k-guaranteed-in-the-wpt-shooting-stars-for-charity-event.html
https://partypokerlive.com/en/news/500k-guaranteed-in-the-wpt-shooting-stars-for-charity-event


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15 comments on "partypoker WPT Shooting Star for Charity Event has $500K Guaranteed"

 dule-vu29/07/2020 13:17:01 GMT
As part of the inaugural partypoker series WPT World Online Championships, the Shooting Star for Charity will be held across two days, from Wednesday July 29 to Thursday July 30, 2020. The minimum guarantee for the tournament is $500,000 and there's going to be a minimum $50,000 charity donation from the prize pool.
 CALICUL29/07/2020 17:39:13 GMT
What a dizzying amount of money is in these tournaments and i'm curious how much all games will cover the guaranteed amount of 100 million dollars. Party Poker is king right now because almost all good players from world will play there.
 maragatero31/07/2020 23:55:49 GMT
This is a good format to promote the game, and in this case, making a contribution to a noble cause. If some poker´s room would do periodic tournaments with poker stars and the buy-in would be reasonable, probably I play there (spending a few of my loved bankroll). I remember that in the past, Tilt Poker make something like this and was a successful format with many players. They should do it with regular frequency, I like it!
 CALICUL02/08/2020 04:45:06 GMT
The marketing strategy can make certain tournaments to be organized very well and things to run normally. Charity is something that should not be missing but this should be in all important games. Several thousand players pay $ 3-5 to be donated.
 dule-vu02/08/2020 10:01:40 GMT
this part of news will probably be even more interesting for regular players:

If someone knocks out a Shooting Star player, they get to win a $500 bounty.
The Shooting Star players include:

Team partypoker ambassador Sam Trickett
Aylar Lie, winner of six live poker titles and also known for being an actress and model
Ryan Riess, champion of the WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker in 2017
Steffen Sontheimer, winner of the $250,000 partypoker LIVE Super High Roller Championships in 2018
Argentinian rapper Alejandro ‘Papo MC' Lococo, who moonlights as a poker player
Igor Kurganov, who has won 11 career titles; he has kindly pledged to donate 100% of any winnings he makes from the tournament to 1Day Sooner.
 maragatero04/08/2020 00:47:29 GMT
This "Argentinian rapper Alejandro ‘Papo MC' Lococo, who moonlights as a poker player" is an absolute unknown in my country. What a strange way of publicity to start a music career. Normally I don´t associate the underground music with the playing of poker. All can be happen one day or another. But the poker´s room should look for really starts of any matter, and don´t be a platform to start an unknown career. The true Pappo was a king of blues here, he played with all the best, like BBKing
 CALICUL04/08/2020 07:31:15 GMT
I believe that people should be more involved in charity, because huge sums can be raised to help sick or poor people. Economies of the world must not be destroyed by this Covid 19. If this things happens, then there will be many riots.
 maragatero05/08/2020 01:06:40 GMT
Yes, those things happen, and is used that the charity events are being a good platform of a publicity campaign. But is so strange that a man who tries to be known as a rape music start his public career in a poker´s tournament. To what market segment are you targeting? How many poker´s lovers thinks he that would buy his music? Is really bizarre, don´t you think?
 CALICUL05/08/2020 07:31:07 GMT
To organize a charity event need several steps. First time you choose cause for the money required and after that follow several methods to attract people for support in your initiative. In the end, have to justify where money went, so that u are responsible and others people do not suspect of stealing the funds... that managed to collect from donors.
 antonis32106/08/2020 22:14:02 GMT
This charity event is awesome , very nice from WPT and Partypoker to have this charity tournament on their schedule , many big names participated with bounties on their heads . Some other charity tournaments did actually take place the last months in many poker rooms , this shows the poker players have sensitivities and want to help people to get over this crisis and its consequenses .
 CALICUL07/08/2020 09:06:06 GMT
One of my regrets is that: i am sorry because one of the best poker rooms in world does not operate in my country. I assume they have money to pay for a license without any problems, but do not understand why they refuse this thing.
 antonis32107/08/2020 23:54:06 GMT
I would prefer if they gave these donations from this event to people who suffer because of this virus crisis , without jobs or food on their plates , like ACR did for people to fight hunger during corona virus times .. Governements in all over the world give billions of $$$ , not just some thousands of $$$$ , to find a vaccine and they will find it sooner or a little later , so they do not need fund or donations on this purpose , but the people who suffered from this crisis will they get their jobs back , will they be able to cover their basic needs , will they be prosperous again ???

 CALICUL08/08/2020 09:17:47 GMT
It's always good when you can earn some extra money, but the buy-ins here are too big for us. We have to play a lot of satellites and qualify for major tournaments, but how much does it cost for enter? is difficult to get something like that. However, it is not impossible. Skills & luck is needed.
 antonis32112/08/2020 05:39:30 GMT
Very nice initiative by WPT and Partypoker , that's what poker players and people around the world like hearing , especially these days of this virus : Charity events to help people or anything else (but helping directly people ill or need is better imo Smile ) . Pokerstars was the only room , which could have organised a better charity event , with huge donations for the infected or harmed people , many millions of $$$ , but they didn't , man , they are so greedy.

 CALICUL12/08/2020 05:49:14 GMT
Online poker rooms can sometimes donate a sum of money if organize such games, but they prefers to offer freerolls tournaments, because it is more favorable to them in that way. Party did the right thing, but at P-Stars there are many owners with hunger in their throats.

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