Charity poker event in Virginia set for April 7

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Rolled Up Poker will host a star-studded tournament at the Holiday Inn in Richmond, Va., on April 7 to benefit the Lupus Foundation of America. The goal is to raise money for the organization to make the world aware on what Lupus is and to help with research to find a cure. Former world champ Jerry Yang is scheduled to attend. The buy-in is a $65 donation ($55 if preregistered), and includes an autographed copy of Yang’s book, All In.

Unlimited rebuys are available for $40 through the first break, with $10 add-ons available before the first hand is dealt and at the first break. Players start with 6,000 units, with 2,000 more for the first add-on and 3,000 more for the second add-on. Levels last 20 minutes. For more information and registration, visit rolleduppokerclub.com.

BACK-TO-BACK: Having a bad-beat jackpot hit is supposed to be a rare occurrence, but at Dover Downs Hotel and Casino, the jackpot hit on consecutive days. On Feb. 10, the jackpot netted $129,572 and was divided incrementally among six players at the table. This is one of four of the largest bad beats to hit in Delaware, all at Dover Downs.

On Feb. 11, the jackpot hit again, this time for $77,404. John Williams of Solomons, Md., received a check for $38,702, representing 50 percent of the jackpot for his aces full of queens. A Chester, Va., man received a consolation payout of $19,351 for his quad jacks. The rest was split among the other players at the table.

DPPC: The Delaware Park Poker Classic was wrapping up as Ante Up went to press, so be sure to pick up our next issue for a full report and results.

— Michael Young is the Ante Up Ambassador for the Mid-Atlantic area. Email him at anteupmike@gmail.com.