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The Howard Frank Memorial Deep Stack Charity Festival will take place this Sunday May 21st. The well-known event will have a stacked field with some of poker’s biggest names set to participate. The list of the poker pros taking a seat includes Scotty Nguyen, Norman Chad, Linda Johnson, Jan Fisher and Mike Sexton, among others.
In addition to helping a great cause, players will participate for cash prizes and other bonuses, such as 10 poker trips to the Venetian Las Vegas. The main event, which will send the entire final table and a guest, is now sold out but alternates are accepted. Players opting for the route of alternates will receive brunch, dinner at Carrabba’s, and will be eligible to win door prizes valued at thousands of dollars.
Action will kick off with Nguyen at the Daytona Beach Racing & Card Club this Thursday May 18th. Then the inaugural Norman Chad BarBQ and Brew H.O.R.S.E. tournament is set for Friday, May 19th with a $150 buy-in and on Friday the Night Lights bounty knockout tournament will take place with buy-ins set at $190.
For Saturday, the poker festival has three events, the Legendary Ladies of Poker Tournament, the Mike Sexton Superstar High Roller Tournament and the $30,000 Guaranteed VIP Tournament.