Dan Smith and Stephen Chidwick announce charity event
Well-known professional poker players Dan Smith and Stephen Chidwick have announced a charity event. The American and the Briton invited members of the poker community to send donations to several organizations that the players themselves plan to support financially in the near future. Dan Smith was the first to take the initiative to raise money. He called the main fund for donations Raising for Effective Giving (REG). This non-profit charitable organization brings together professional poker players who donate a portion of their tournament earnings to a good cause. The Fund independently redistributes the collected funds to targeted programs. The list also mentions the Malaria Consortium, a malaria prevention organization, the MIRI research project, the Good Food Institute, and others. Smith’s proposal was supported by Stephen Chidwick, after which other well-known players have already joined the marathon. Poker players expect to collect at least 1000 donations and urge to transfer money directly to charitable foundations. To confirm participation in the marathon, players are invited to share photos of checks. You can do this anonymously or with your name. In 2017, Dan Smith already organized a similar action. It was attended by 714 people and raised several million dollars. The charity marathon received a great response from the poker community. Dan Smith is one of the most famous professional poker players in the world. During his career, the 29-year-old American has already earned more than $25 million. Traditionally, it is in prizes at all major tournaments in which it takes part. One of the ten most successful poker players in the world of all time. Stephen Chidwick occupies the 23rd line in the same list. One of the last major achievements of the British was the victory in the US Poker Open 2018.