The summer is upon us and that means only one thing, the DEF CON hacking conference is almost here! We're thrilled to announce that security expert Tarah Wheeler will host EFF's second annual charity poker tournament at the Horseshoe Poker Room on Friday, August 11. Get ready for an unforgettable event with emcee Ohm-I and many more special guests! This is an official DEF CON 31 contest, but all are welcome to participate in some friendly competition to support civil liberties and human rights online.

Take a break from hacking the Gibson to face off with your competition at the tables—all while benefiting EFF! Your buy-in is paired with a donation to support EFF's mission to protect online privacy and free expression for all. Play for money, and the future of the web! Seating is limited, so reserve your spot today.



The first fifty people to sign up and attend the event will receive a limited bronze challenge coin—the size of a poker chip—celebrating the event. The first place winner will receive a one-of-a-kind solid silver challenge coin, as well as a now-traditional Jelly Bean trophy!

Tournament Specs: $100 Horseshoe tournament buy-in, with a donation of $250 or more to EFF to sign up. Rebuys are unlimited to level 6, with each having a suggested donation of $100 on site. Levels will be fifteen minutes, and the blinds go up at each level. Attendees must be 21+.

Pre-Tournament Clinic: Have you played some poker before but could use a refresher on rules, strategy, table behavior, and general Vegas slang at the poker table? Tarah Wheeler will run a poker clinic from 11 am-11:45 am just before the tournament. Even if you know poker pretty well, come a bit early and help out. Just show up and donate anything to EFF. Make it over $50 and Tarah will teach you chip riffling, the three biggest tells, and how to stare blankly and intimidatingly through someone’s soul while they’re trying to decide if you’re bluffing.