The first Play 4 JA Virtual Poker Tournament will be held to benefit Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada. Hosted by the World Series of Poker On-Line, the two-day event will include an “all things poker” discussion and Q&A session with poker experts in addition to the poker tourney.
“Poker Brat Saturday” will feature the original “Poker Brat” Phil Hellmuth. He is a 15-time World Series of Poker champion, best-selling author and arguably the best cash money poker player in the world. He will be joined by poker pros Brad Owen and Andrew Neeme. The trio will share an inside look at the game and their experiences, including bad beats and big wins, and answer questions. Following this session, John Kim, one of the best Las Vegas tournament poker players, will provide tips and insight on what to expect during the virtual poker tournament the next day. This will be held from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Mar. 13, and will air on Owen’s YouTube channel.
The Texas Hold’em tournament is open to Nevada residents and will begin at 2 p.m., Sunday, Mar. 14. All play will be simulcast on the WSOP website. It will be hosted by Owen and Neeme, who will provide color commentary and go through play as it occurs live until a winner emerges. This also will air on Neeme’s YouTube channel for spectators.
“The Play 4 JA Virtual Poker Tournament will be a great opportunity for poker enthusiasts of all levels to gain valuable insight about poker and the game’s biggest stage, The Final Table of the World Series of Poker, while having fun and raising money for local students to learn important lessons about financial literacy,” said Michelle Jackson, president and CEO of the nonprofit Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada. “We’re so appreciative of our partnership with the World Series of Poker and our wonderful panel of speakers, and excited for participants to have this experience, as we continue to come up with innovative ways to continue offering our varied programming to K-12 students.”
Participants must be 21 years or older and be in Nevada during the event. There is a $100 buy-in and $50 re-buys.
Fifty percent of the entry fees will go to the prize pool with the remaining fees to Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada.
For more information, registration or sponsorship, visit: https://secure.qgiv.com/event/2021poker/
About Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada
Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada, Inc. was founded locally in 1996. The organization is dedicated to providing financial education to students K-12, with a curriculum that spans from budget management to economic principals, workforce skills and credit. Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada reaches more than 20,000 students annually in the Las Vegas area with the help of 285 businesses and 6,800 business role models. For more information visit https://jasnv.org/ and follow on Instagram and Facebook.
About Junior Achievement USA® (JA)
Junior Achievement is the world’s largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices. JA programs are delivered by corporate and community volunteers, and provide relevant, hands-on experiences that give students from kindergarten through high school knowledge and skills in financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship. Today, JA reaches 4.5 million students per year in 115 markets across the United States, with an additional 5.8 million students served by operations in 120 other countries worldwide. Visit www.ja.org for more information.
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