No Surrender in UK’s Largest Charity Poker Tournament.

No Surrender in UK’s Largest Charity Poker Tournament.

Wednesday, 10 June 2009

The No Surrender Charitable Trust wants you. That is, assuming you’re a poker enthusiast and want to help raise money for charity. The trust is attempting to set a new British record for the number of players in a charity tournament and there’s $10,000 up for grabs.

In conjunction with William Hill, who are organising the event, the charity hopes to attract more than 1,000 players to the event on Friday, 26th June. The charity was set up by Jason Boas who was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2007 at the age of 33.

“We are always looking for new ways to raise funds and keep within the spirit of the No Surrender Trust, which ultimately is to do it having fun!” said Marc Maley, Trustee of the charity. ‘Jason would have loved this event. As a city trader before he contracted Pancreatic cancer, he was hugely competitive and loved synergy between the city and a game like poker.

It would be great to break the World Record for an online tournament, which stands at 35,000 players, took 9 hours to play out and more than 8,750 hit the money, but realistically, we’d settle for a tenth of that number and set a new British Record,” said Maley. “We expect to have some celebrity players and some well known pro’s who’ll have bounties on them for anyone who knocks them out.”

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