Poker Pro to Donate WSOP Tournament of Champions Winnings to Charity - If he Qualifies!

Thursday, April 1, 2010 General News J E 4

DUBLIN, April 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ --

- "Vote for Marty" Facebook Campaign Aims to Get Boylepoker pro Marty Smyth Into Invite-Only Tournament; Smyth Pledges any Winnings to Children's Hospitals today launched a campaign to have its sponsored pro, Marty Smyth, voted into the World Series of Poker Tournament of Champions invite-only event this summer in Las Vegas.

Smyth has pledged to donate any winnings from the $1 million freeroll to the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children and Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Dublin. The winner of the 27-player tournament will walk away with $500,000.

Paul Spillane, head of poker at, said, "Not only has Marty won a WSOP world championship event, he's won the World Open, Irish Open, and Poker Million. Surely that's the pedigree of a true champ and his generous gesture of donating any prize money he might win to children's charities in Ireland, should see the whole country swing behind him. It's a no-lose situation for the children's hospitals so get voting now people!"

Belfast-man Smyth, who is getting married next week after trying to reclaim his Irish Open title in Dublin this weekend, already has a sizable voting contingent on the 'Vote for Marty' fan page on Facebook. Visit the page to register your support -!/group.php?gid=109212965771789

He qualifies for the tournament vote having won the WSOP Pot-Limit Omaha World Championship in 2008.

Fans of the laidback pro and his unique charity fundraiser need simply visit <> , register an account, and vote for Marty Smyth. Voters are also encouraged to use their Facebook pages to raise awareness of Smyth's fundraising drive.

About Boylepoker

Boylepoker is part of the biggest European poker network - iPoker. Players have access to a huge range of tournaments running around the clock with massive guaranteed prize pools and the opportunity to qualify for prestigious live events. The company does not accept players from the U.S.

For further information contact, Brendan Murray, Poker Media Consulting, +353-863057469




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