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Full Tilt antes up for charity

13 Aug 2009

DUBLIN, Ireland -- (PRESS RELEASE) -- Full Tilt Poker has teamed up with Don Cheadle to raise funds for Ante up For Africa as part of the Full Tilt Online Poker Series XIII (FTOPS XIII). Players can sign up to the special FTOPS - Ante Up For Africa charity and Full Tilt Poker will donate the entire US$20 entry fee from every buy-in to help ease the humanitarian crisis in Darfur.

International film star and charity activist Don Cheadle will host the US$100K guaranteed Full Tilt Online Poker Series - Ante Up For Africa event on Saturday, August 15th at 13:00 ET. Don co-founded the Ante Up for Africa Poker Tournament in 2007 with poker pro Annie Duke and Norman Epstein.

Ante Up for Africa raises money for relief efforts in Darfur through poker events. In support, Full Tilt Poker will be running a US$100 + US$20 buy-in No Limit Hold 'em 6-max tournament, as part of the Full Tilt Online Poker Series XIII (FTOPS XIII), with every US$20 tournament fee donated to charity.

At the 2009 World Series of Poker*, the third annual Ante Up for Africa No-Limit Texas Hold 'em Poker Tournament attracted a host of high-profile names including Team Full Tilt's Jennifer Harman, Phil Gordon and Erick Seidel and film stars Ben Affleck and Matt Damon. Organizers of the annual US$5000 buy-in tournament ask players to donate 50% of their winnings back to the charity.

To date, Ante Up For Africa has raised over US$2 million, distributing its funds to organizations such as the "Enough Project", "Not on Our Watch" And the "International Rescue Committee."

FTOPS - Ante Up for Africa is offering US$100K in guaranteed prize money, with a minimum first place payout of US$22,500. Players will join some of the world's best poker pros including team Full Tilt and Full Tilt Poker pros, alongside celebrities such as Matt Damon, to play for a good cause.

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