Deepstack Charity Classic coming to Daytona Beach



Darvin Moon, Mike “The Mouth” Matusow and Tom McEvoy will be among the players in this year’s Venetian Deep Stack Charity Classic on May 16 at Daytona Beach Kennel Club in Florida.

Top-five win four nights in a suite at the Venetian Resort in Las Vegas, roundtrip airfare for two, limo transportation, $1,000 in food credit and a Venetian tournament entry. The winning player gets a seat in the $5,000 Venetian Deep Stack Extravaganza III Main Event, while second through fifth get $2,100 seats.

More than 100 door prizes worth a combined $5,000 will be given out randomly during the tournament, and a raffle will award an additional $7,000 in prizes, including floor seats to Orlando Magic games, designer watches and resort getaways.

Players can buy an entry voucher in advance for a $150 donation ($175 day of event) at m or at the Daytona Beach Kennel Club. Players can rebuy and buy an add-on once. All players get a pre-event nosh from Strathmore Bagels and dinner during the tournament. The event benefits the Congregation B’Nai Torah and its related charities.

Players start with 10,000 units and levels are 25 minutes.

The tournament was created last year by Daytona Beach businessman Scott Frank and Rabbi Steven Kane.

“Looking to initiate and create a charitable effort and foundation to support a variety of worthy causes, my congregation asked my rabbi and me to help,” Frank said. “Perhaps they simply thought that a charity auction was in the works. Or maybe a gala dinner. They had know idea what was really coming.”

New this year will be the Adventure Boat Club VIP event, which is a 50-player-max field invitation-only tournament on May 15 featuring Moon, McEvoy and Matusow. Players can earn invitations (valued at $450) at DBKC, and one Ante Up reader will earn a seat in a May 5 drawing. Register at

“We also know that the opportunity to play with poker superstar Mike Matusow and fan favorite Darvin Moon right here in Daytona will make the tournament uniquely special,” Frank said. “We are so appreciative they will be joining us as celebrity players.”
Matusow will teach one-day DeepStacks Live poker course on May 14. Registration is available at

To preregister visit m or call (386) 871-9187.

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