16 Pros vs 16 Qualifiers Covid-19 Charity
HU Tournament

On April 11th, Let’s Fight Covid-19 Together!




$32,520 Raised!

On April 11th, starting at 15:00 UTC, we’re running  a 32 player Heads-Up NLHE tournament with 16 of your favourite pros to raise money for GiveDirectly COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund to support low-income Las Vegas families who have been hit the hardest. Run It Once Poker will donate €10 for every player who plays a hand on Run It Once on Saturday, April 11th (UTC). We are also thrilled to share that, effective today, our friends at Double Up Drive have pledged $250,000 in matching funds to GiveDirectly’s Covid-19 response, with up to $500 of every donation matched 1:1 on a first-come-first-serve basis. We encourage you to donate to GiveDirectly now before these funds run out.

We’ll be broadcasting the event on the Run It Once Poker Twitch channel with commentary from Joe Stapleton, David Tuchman, and Henry Kilbane.

Want To Take Part?

All spots in the tournament have now been filled.

  • 16 spots by the pros.
  • 8 spots by the 8 biggest donations received before 23:59 UTC Thursday.
  • 8 spots randomly awarded to people who made a donation of any amount before 23:59 UTC.

What Does The Winner Get?

The winner of the tournament will receive a trophy, access to A-Game Poker Masterclass, 3 months of Run It Once Training’s Elite plan, and 3 months of Run It Once Training’s Vision GTO Trainer. In an effort to be as inclusive as possible, as well as to raise as much money as possible, this tournament has no buy-in and will be hosted on one of our testing environments. What does that mean?

  • If you live in the United States, Italy, Spain, or another country that is usually restricted, you CAN participate in this tournament. 
  • You have a chance at getting one of the 8 random spots in the tournament for as little as a $1 donation.

Largest donations to date

  1. $5,000 donation
  2. $5,000 donation
  3. $2500 donation
  4. $1000 donation
  5. $1000 donation
  6. $694.20 donation
  7. $557 donation
  8. $555 donation

How Do You Donate?

Click on the link below to donate and automatically be entered for your chance to play in this exclusive HU tournament. If you want to donate but can’t do so via any of the methods provided by Give Directly, please email us at [email protected] and we’ll do our best to accommodate you. 

If you’re not currently in a position to donate but want to help support the fight against Covid-19, share this event with your friends and family to help us drive as much attention to this fundraiser as possible.

Anyone donating via PayPal or Stripe, will automatically be entered for a chance at participating in the tournament. Anyone donating via any other means (check, wire, stock or crypto), will need to send an email to [email protected] with a screen shot of their donated amount, and method of donation, to be entered for a chance at participation in the tournament.

Tournament Rules

The Covid-19 Charity HU Tournament will be a single-elimination tournament. Players will start the match with 100 big blinds, and the blinds will not increase throughout the match. Every match will have a 30-minute time limit. If the match has not concluded after 30 minutes, whoever is in the lead will be declared the winner and will move on to the next round. 

The eight largest donations will automatically advance. If a tie presents itself, we will randomly draw between the donators that are tied.

For example, if the following donations are the largest: $1000, $950, $900, $600, $500, $300, $300, $300, and $300.

A random draw would take place between the four $300 donators, and two of those donators would win a spot in the tournament.

Donators who receive an entry into the tournament will receive an email from [email protected] informing them of their place on Friday morning. They will need to reply to the email on Friday by 20:00 UTC confirming they wish to play the tournament, or an alternate will be given the entry.

The donating of €10 for every player who plays a hand, is a one time offer for all players who play on Saturday, April 11th, 00:00 to 23:59 UTC.