August 29, 2016 (Macau, CN) – Poker King Club and the THC Charity Group are both pleased to announce their bid to raise funds to help students from poverty-stricken parts of Mainland China, with the ₩800,000 THC Charity Event. This event will replace the ₩560,000 Warmup as the kick-off to the WPT National Korea festivities on October 5th, 2016, starting at 14:00 p.m. local Jeju time. Register before 21st September, 2016 to get the five stars suite! The champion will also get the special trophy from THC Charity Group.
THC Charity Event is a two-day event that will be open for anyone to join. Notable members of the charity will be playing alongside the participants of the event, and many have already confirmed their attendance, including THC Group Founder, Quan Zhou, Team Pro’s Winfred Yu and Juicy Li, Weiyi Zhang, Yan Li, Yaxi Zhu, and Ang Li. The entirety of the entry fees (₩100,000 per entry), along with 10% of the total prize pool (₩70,000 per buy-in) will be distributed to multiple schools, individuals, and other non-profit organizations with a similar mission to THC.
The THC Charity Group is a non-profit organization founded by Harbin native and poker pro, Quan Zhou. Its mission is to foster better learning conditions for students who come from poorer areas of Mainland China, ensuring that they get the funding they need for school supplies, books, materials, or even assistance with tuition fees. The beneficiaries of the charity include students ranging from primary school all up to university. Many well-known local players and poker celebrities count themselves as contributing members of the charity, including Feng Shao, Qiang Liu, Jiacheng Guo, Wen Si, Zhixiong Tan, Yuguang Li, Yuexin Wang, Weiyi Zhang, Yan Li and Ang Li. As members of the group, they have pledged to donate 1% of their winnings for every tournament they join, should they make it the Final Table and have a prize of at least RMB ¥10,000 or higher.
To encourage more players to participate in this event, Poker King Club, Paradise, and J&P are gladly offering a complimentary one-night accommodation at the Maison Glad Hotel Jeju, where the event is to take place, upon advanced confirmation of their attendance.
About Poker King Club
Poker King Club (or ‘PKC’) permanently moved to the Venetian Macao in 2014, with rooms in Macau, Manila, and Jeju. In 2016, the company also began providing its poker knowledge to assist with Lisboa Macau’s own poker room. World-renowned players, Phil Ivey, Tom Dwan, Johnny Chan, Sam Trickett, and Andrew Robl, are well-documented patrons of the brand. PKC provides a wide range of entertainment for its players, featuring a variety of tournaments tailor-made for different markets and clients.