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With a prize pool of $1 million for charity, 80 celebrities competed for a charity of their choice. Among others Gabriel Macht, Bryan Cranston and Amy Schumer gave post interviews of their rounds.
Live commentary by Lex Veldhuis, James Hartigan and Joe Stapleton.
Stars CALL For Action – Powered by Pokerstars – is a global online poker event where celebrities and poker fans come together to raise much needed funds to help in this global crisis.
PokerStars will donate $10,000 on behalf of every celebrity participating. For every celebrity, we will invite one randomly selected poker fan. We will broadcast live on TWITCH with ZOOM cameras on, poker fans and streamers all over the world will be able to follow the action, the live banter, the ups and downs of the event, all from the safety of home.
♠️ How does it work?
Celebrity Versus Player: The field will be split initially with celebrities taking each other on, and poker fans battling each other. When both sides reach 8 players, they will unite to play down from 16 to the ultimate champion.
No Limit Hold’em, One free rebuy is included so everyone gets a second shot at glory. The hosts will navigate through the tables and come to various celebrities to check in on the action. This is what makes it special and ensures people will stay – and most importantly – donate. Celebrities who get knocked out can head on over to a side event that will be featured as the Main Event progresses: Winner of the side event gets a percentage of the overall prize pool for their charity of choice (with pre-vetting).
The winners will get to direct donations to the charity of their choice. 50% of the overall prize pool will go to Care International, along with donations from viewers. Remainder will be spread across those who ‘cash’ (number to be confirmed based on attendance) and directed to their chosen charity subject to Due Diligence requirements.
♠️ Some of the celebrities scheduled to play include:
Casey Affleck (Ocean’s trilogy, The Assassination of Jesse James)
Jason Alexander (Seinfeld)
Hank Azaria (Friends, The Simpsons, Brockmire)
Andy Bellin (author of Poker Nation)
Jack Black (Tenacious D, School of Rock)
Michael Ian Black (The State, Wet Hot American Summer)
Eric Bogosian (Talk Radio, subUrbia)
Macaulay Culkin (Home Alone)
Michael Cera (Arrested Development, Molly’s Game)
Don Cheadle (Traffic, Hotel Rwanda, Ocean’s trilogy)
Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad, Malcolm in the Middle)
Brad Garrett (Everybody Loves Raymond)
Jeff Garlin (Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Goldbergs)
Jon Hamm (Mad Men)
Brian Koppelman (co-screenwriter of Rounders, co-creator Billions)
Lisa Kudrow (Friends)
Gabriel Macht (The Spirit, Suits)
Neymar Jr. (Brazilian footballer)
Ed Norton (Rounders, American History X, Motherless Brooklyn)
Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad)
Liam Payne (One Direction)
Kevin Pollak (The Usual Suspects, Casino, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
Amy Schumer (Inside Amy Schumer, Trainwreck)
David Schwimmer (Friends)
Mike Tindall (English rugby player)
Tony Yazbeck (On the Town)
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