Join Felix Schneiders this Sunday for his annual charity tournament
It's an event has quickly become an annual fixture on the online poker calendar with attendance from a range of poker pros from around the globe, and this Sunday Team PokerStars Pro Felix Schneider's charity poker tournament is back on PokerStars.com, starting at 19:30 CET (13:30 ET).
This year the event, co-hosted by former WCOOP Main Event champion Fedor Holz, centres on the €11.11 Freezeout Bounty Poker tournament, and raises money for a variety of good causes, including helping the homeless, children in need in Nepal, and children with leukaemia.
Organiser and Team PokerStars Pro Felix, who will stream the tournament, is hoping that money raised (all of which will go to charity) will surpass the €4,444 donated by players last year. And while the proceeds from the tournament will go to good causes, participating players will benefit from a range of prizes personally donated by the pro players taking part - starting with Felix himself, who has donated an hour's worth of tuition as a bounty on his head.
Other players who have donated similar money-can't-buy prizes include Felix's fellow PokerStars Team Online Pros Jaime Staples, Adrienne Rowsome, Lex Veldhuis, and Randy Lew; Team PokerStars Pro Celina Lin, and other poker pros such as Jan Heitmann.
Players can win prizes including access to coaching, tuition and Q&A sessions, as well as surprise gifts and poker memorabilia. Bounties are not progressive so everyone is in with a chance of winning something. And if a pro knocks out another pro their bounty will go into a raffle, which every player has a chance of winning.
You can find this charity poker event on the PokerStars client under the Home Game tab, but to participate you'll first need to register via email firstname.lastname@example.org and transfer at least €11.11 to www.vonherzenzuherzen.org to sign-up. Once this is done you'll get details of the home game club which you can then sign up to play.
And, if you prefer to sit this one out and see how Felix himself gets on, you can still donate directly to www.vonherzenzuherzen.org on Felix's stream throughout the tournament.
We'll let Felix himself have the last word, talking about the event on his Twitter account...
A message from the heart of a Poker player 🙏 pic.twitter.com/TdAIWCNvXh— Felix Schneiders (@xflixx) April 21, 2017
Some great prizes and a great cause to get involved in. Best of luck to everyone taking part.
Stephen Bartley is a staff writer for the PokerStars Blog. Follow him on Twitter: @StephenBartley. What did you think about this post? Let us know on Twitter: @PokerStarsBlog.