Celebrity Poker Tournament Sept. 26, 2015


Notable Tournament Dates

  • 19JUL
    Player Registration Opens
    This year's tournament has a limited amount of seats available. Don't wait to register, or going head-to-head with your celebrity opponents will have to wait until next year. | Register Today!
  • 26SEP
    Tourney Begins!
    If you're not going to be playing in the tournament or there as a spectator, be sure to check back the day of the tournament for LIVE Online Action. Stay Tuned for LIVE Action

The Tournament Details

  • The tournament takes place on Saturday, September 26th at 1pm. Doors open and registration will begin at 11am.

  • The event will take place at Microsoft Los Angeles, at The Reserve in Playa Vista.

    13031 W. Jefferson Blvd
    Suite 200
    Playa Vista, CA 90094

    From I-405 Fwy: Take Jefferson exit west, turn right on Alla and go to the end of the road, turning into the last entrance on your left.

    From Lincoln: Take Jefferson eastbound, turn left on Alla and go to the end of the road, turning into the last entrance on your left.

  • Texas Holdem is the game. Click here for official tournament rules.

  • If you have questions about the tournament or how to get involved as a sponsor, supporter, or player, contact us.

3 Easy Steps

We know you're busy. That's why we've created a simple process to get you signed up, keep you updated, and prepared to compete on September 26th.

  • Player Registration

    Grab your spot as soon as you can to reserve a seat. Seats are limited and we anticipate them to sell out fast. Registration now open!

  • Spread the Word

    Once signed up, we'll send a link to your "Support Me" player page. Distribute it to your friends, family, and co-workers. Post or tweet it on your social media networks, and get others to support your in a variety of fun and competitive ways. Their support of you through your player page will go to a great cause, plus give you additional chips during the rebuy-enabled rounds.

  • Play Poker

    It's tourney time! Get ready for the classic showdown between us and the celebs. Be sure to bring your A game...these celebs don't just play poker players on TV.

Official Rules


This is a skill-based contest. The object of this poker event is to win as many chips by capturing the pot, which contains other chips played by various players during the hand. The last nine players standing win prizes.


The contest begins at 1.00 p.m. Pacific Time (PT) on September 26, 2015, and ends at approximately 7:00 p.m. PT on September 26, 2015 (“Entry Period”).


To register and enter, make a minimum $75 donation to The PEACE Fund via the the register link above during the open enrollment period. Registration will be accepted at the contest event only if entry spots are still available. 

Microsoft employees please contact Evelyn Morgan if you have questions regarding registering without a donation. If you are a person with a disability and would like to request accommodation, please contact chanb@microsoft.com. The value of prizes are treated as ordinary income and will be taxed, if required.

In order to participate in this contest, you must attend the event in-person before 1.00 pm PT on September 26, 2015, on the Microsoft campus in Playa Del Rey.


Entrants will be challenged to pit their poker skills against other players. A player wagers a bet in hopes that he has the best hand, or to give the impression that he holds a strong hand and thus convince his opponents to fold (abandon) their hands. All players will compete against each other on tables with 9 players each. Each player has the right to donate another $25 to “rebuy” chips to continue in the game until the cut off period is announced. Each player can donate as many times during this period as he or she requires. Once a player has lost all their chips, after the period is over, they are out of the competition. The last nine players that make the final table will receive the prizes listed below.


Grand and other prizes:  To be announced

Limit 1 prize per person. The value of the prize is treated as ordinary income and will be taxed, if required.


Microsoft and The PEACE Fund reserve the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value if the offered prize is unavailable. Unless otherwise noted, all prizes are subject to their manufacturer’s warranty and / or terms and conditions. If a selected winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, or fails to claim a prize within a reasonable amount of time, he or she will forfeit the prize and an alternate winner will be selected. In the event of a dispute, the decisions of Microsoft and The Peace Fund are final. By entering, you release and hold harmless Microsoft and The Peace Fund its subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, employees and agents from any and all liability or injuries, loss or damage of any kind arising from or in connection with this Promotion or the use of any prize won. Acceptance of the prize constitutes permission for Microsoft and The Peace Fund to use winner’s name and likeness for advertising and promotional purposes without additional compensation unless prohibited by law. By entering this Contest, you signify your acceptance of the official rules. All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply. Void where prohibited by law.

*Microsoft employees please contact Evelyn Morgan if you have questions regarding registering without a donation.

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