Stocktwits Charity Poker Tournament Update

Posted by downtowntrader | 10/16/2009 03:20:00 PM View Comments

I continue to be amazed by the generosity shown by the members of the Stocktwits community. I originally expected a few signups to the tournament and to maybe raise a halfway decent amount for the TS Alliance. Completely unexpected by me was the unsolicited generosity from people like @johnwelshphd and John Lee (@weeklyTA) who have made donations directly to the charity. Also, Phil Pearlman has just run with the tournament idea and managed to help raise a lot of money and get the word out. Towards the end of this week, I received news that Fari Hamzei of Hamzei Analytics had pledged an extremely generous donation as well. Fari has pledged 6 Months Free to their HFT Package ($600 Value) and he will also donate $400 directly to the charity. This a huge offer by Fari and is the single largest donation so far. I am very appreciative of his offer and it's amazing that people I have never met before are just flat out stepping up to help.

Here is an updated list of individual charitable contributions:
Fari Hamzei $400 Cash
@johwelshphd $200 Cash plus $100 if Howard Lindzon is taken out on a bad beat.
John Lee (@weeklyTA) $100 Cash

And an updated list of bounties

Howard Lindzon

  • Stocktwits Schwag Package courtesty of
  • $200 courtesy of @johnwelshphd
  • 6 Months Free to @hamzeianalytics HFT Package
    ($600 Value) courtesy of Fari Hamzei
Andy Swan
  • Bottle of Pappy Van Winkle "World's Finest" Bourbon courtesy of Andy Swan
Phil Pearlman
  • Bottle of Jose Cuervo
Trader Alamo
  • Stocktwits Hat@Aiki14 (Jim Gobetz)
@Aiki14 (Jim Gobetz)
  • Stocktwits Beanie

The tournament will be held this weekend and if you plan on participating please complete the sign up steps as soon as possible. There are a few steps to complete so don't let time run out by waiting till the last minute.

Also, don't forget to register for the tournament once you are in Doyles Room with the password provided when you fill out the RSVP page. It seems like many are waiting or forgetting this last step, so please be sure to actually register for the tournament. Also, especially if you're new to online poker, try to play in a few free games just to get used to the software, etc. If anyone has questions, feel free leave me a comment or email me at downtowntrader@gmail.

Here is a list of people who intend to participate

Howard Lindzon
Phil Pearlman
Jim Gobetz (Aiki14)
Andy Swan
@downtowntrader (Joey Fundora)
@inkstainstudios (Robert Fundora and twin brother to downtowntrader)
@Shag007 (Fernando Alvarez)
Brad Sullivan

This adds up to $450 for the prize pool , plus an additional $450 going directly to the charity.

I think this tournament will be a blast and hope to see you guys there.


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