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Charity Poker -- 2010 Ante Up for Africa Event Takes Place in DC April 14

The Fundraiser for Darfur is Sponsored by the Poker Players Alliance

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Annie DukeThe 2010 Ante Up for Africa DC Poker Tournament will take place at 6:30 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, April 14. The buy-in for the fundraiser is $500 and the first-place prize is a $10,000 seat in the 2010 World Series of Poker main event. The tournament will take place at the Hyatt Regency in Washington, D.C.

The Poker Players Alliance is sponsoring the event and Ante Up for Africa Co-founder Annie Duke (pictured right) will be hosting along with Honorary Co-Chairmen Senator Robert Menendez and Representative Jim McDermott. All proceeds from the tournament will benefit Ante Up for Africa, which supports organizations that make a tangible impact on the ground in Africa, through humanitarian assistance and policy work toward lasting solutions to Africa’s worst conflicts.

Other members of Congress who will be attending are to be announced, and other poker players that will be at the tournament include Andy Bloch, Howard Lederer, and Greg Raymer.

Players interested in registering for the event can do so by visiting this link: http://theppa.org/anteupdc/

About the Ante Up For Africa Charity Partners:

_Enough is a project of the Center for American Progress to end genocide and crimes against humanity. Founded in 2007, Enough focuses on crises in Sudan, eastern Congo, and areas of Africa affected by the Lord’s Resistance Army.

Refugees International advocates for lifesaving assistance and protection for displaced people and promotes solutions to displacement crises.

Darfur Peace and Development Organization is a non-profit, non-sectarian organization with headquarters in Washington, D.C., and offices in Khartoum and El Fasher, Sudan. DPDO provides humanitarian and development assistance to the victims of conflict in Darfur._

About The Poker Players Alliance:

The Poker Players Alliance (www.theppa.org) is a nonprofit membership organization comprised of over 1,000,000 online and offline poker players and enthusiasts from around the United States who have joined together to speak with one voice to promote the game and to protect poker players’ rights.