Tuesday, September 21, 2010

2010 Phamily Poker Classic - Halloween Charity Tournament

By Pauly
Los Angeles, CA

Poker with hippies? Yes, it's true.

I will be playing the 2010 Phamily Poker Classic -- a charity poker hosted at the Tropicana in Atlantic City slated for October 30th at noon. All proceeds will benefit the Mockingbird Foundation, a non-profit organization set up by fans of the band Phish. Previous donations raised by Mockingbird Foundation created music education grants for kids in 43 states. Yes, you'll be helping out a worthy cause.

Here's some back story -- Phish is playing three concerts in Atlantic City at the end of October including a highly anticipated Halloween show. The Phish scene is not just for party people, but there are also lots of fans with big hearts. Because we were all going to be hanging out in Atlantic City for three days, a charity poker tournament seemed to be the right thing to do to help raise money for children music education.

Entry fee is $120 and there will be random bounties.

Tournament begins at noon on October 30th at the Tropicana. This is a two-day event. Because we all have to go to the concert, the tournament will be stopped at 6pm or when the final table is set -- whichever comes first. The final table (or remaining tables) will return on Halloween to play down to the champion.

If you want to reserve your seat, click here to buy in now. The charity tournament is capped at 100 players.

Click here for more information on the 2010 Phamily Poker Classic.

Click here for tournament rules.

If you have any questions, please let me know. If you can't play in the tournament but would like to support to the Mockingbird Foundation (and more importantly music education for kids), then click here to donate.

Hope to see you there.


  1. jack@mockingbirdfoundation.org11:23 PM

    Glad you will be playing in the tournament, Dr. Pauly!   One minor correction to your post: the charity Mockingbird Foundation was not set up by the band Phish.  It was an "unofficial" independent organization set up by Phish **fans**, originally to publish a book documenting Phish's performances (setlists) and music ("The Phish Companion").   That organization also runs the Phish fan website, phish.net and has donated over $600,000 in grants for music education for disadvantaged children.

  2. Sorin Markov6:38 PM

    For a minute there I thought John Pham was putting this on...