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Betfair Poker Hosts Thor Hansen Charity Event Tonight

Poker World Determined To Raise Money For Nordic Poker Legend Thor Hansen


The poker community was devastated by the recent news that Nordic poker king Thor Hansen is battling with terminal cancer. The news provoked the creation of the Thor Hansen Fund which has been established to help Hansen with his medical bills.

Betfair Poker is playing its part by hosting a charity tournament tonight, Feb. 9, at 9.30 p.m. (CET). The $10 + $1 event sees only $1 go towards the prize pool and $10 go directly to the fund with Betfair doubling all tournament fees collected up to $2,500.

The event will feature a normal cash pay-out table, plus one player will receive a $1,400 package to a Betfair Poker Live event of their choice.

The tournament features one rebuy of $1 available during the first three levels, with an optional add-on of 3,000 chips for $1 at the end of level three. Players sit down to a starting stack of 1,500 and levels are eight minutes long.

Asko Heiskanen, Betfair Global Poker Marketing Manager, said, “We are delighted to help out Thor at this time. I hope other operators across the industry join us to raise as much money and awareness as possible for one of pokers most well-loved players”