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McCoy to participate in Armywide Texas Hold ’em poker tourney

Fort McCoy card “sharks” can pit their skills against their fellow community members for a chance to take on the best Department of Army (DA) players in a Texas Hold ’em Poker tournament.

The tournament, now under way, features play on Thursday evenings, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Community Activity Center (CAC), building 2000, at Fort McCoy for authorized patrons.

Participants must be at least 18 years old and active-duty military, Reserve, Guard, retiree, or DA civilian personnel with valid ID cards, or immediate Family members or guests. Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (DFMWR) employees engaged in the development and implementation or direct execution of the program are not eligible to compete.
Play at Fort McCoy will continue until June 2. Participants must participate in at least four events — with a maximum of seven events to earn points in the competition — to qualify to win prizes. No entry fees are charged.

Texas Hold ’em is a modified form of poker with each player receiving two private cards and combining those cards with a community hand of cards revealed face-up to fashion the best hands.

Players of all skill levels are welcome to participate. A complete set of rules is available at the CAC.

Those who would like to brush up on the rules or skills before competing also can view Roberts Rules of Poker, which are being used in conjunction with Texas Hold ’em rules, or can visit a number of sites online for more information.

Fort McCoy participants will compete for three prizes: first place is $500, with a spot in the online finals; second place is $200, and third place is $100. The winner of the Fort McCoy tournament will compete for prizes, which include an ultimate home-theater system with Blu-Ray and Bose Surround Sound, valued at $6,000.

The tournament is sponsored by the U.S. Army MWR, the Army Recreation Machine Program, the Army and Air Force Exchange Service and Fort McCoy Community Activities.

For more information about the tournament in the Fort McCoy community, visit the CAC or call 608-388-3213.

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