Blackoid_ is playing in Day 1B of the 2020 Caribbean Poker Party Online Main Event on November 22 and everyone is rooting for him to come away with a massive score.
Jay entered a competition on PokerNews that awarded a $5,200 seat to the EPT Online Main Event. Poker players were invited to create a short video explaining why they should receive the free seat and which charity they would donate a percentage of their winnings should their video be chosen.
The Scotsman published his video where he explained he planned to donate 10% of any winnings to CLIC Sargent, an amazing charity that supports young people with cancer.
Blackoid_ explained his life drastically changed earlier this year when he was diagnosed with a brain tumour. Although the tumour was successfully removed, cancer has returned and Blackoid_ has Stage 3 brain cancer which is terminal.
The CLIC Sargent nurses have touched Jay in ways he can’t explain, helping him regain motivation for life during his fight against cancer. You can learn more about CLIC Sargent here.
Blackoid_ played in the EPT Online Main Event after he was selected as the winner of the #EPT4Charity promotion but, sadly, didn’t manage to make it into the money places.
partypoker wanted to give a second chance to Blackoid_ by entering him into the $5,300 CPP Online Main Event.
Team partypoker Patrick Leonard reached out to Blackoid_ on Twitter and not only offered him a second chance in the form of a $5,300 ticket but also offered to give Blackoid_ some coaching in preparation for what will be one of the biggest tournaments of Jay’s career.
Hi @Blackoid_ I have been following your #EPT4charity Both @partypoker and myself would love to give you a second chance this weekend.
✅entry into this weeks CPP $5k $5m playing for your charity
✅I’m going to coach you between now and then
✅I’m also going to donate pic.twitter.com/yaecIh68vG
— Patrick Leonard (@padspoker) November 18, 2020
A delighted Blackoid_ replied to Patrick’s tweet, saying, “No words, one of my poker idols giving me some recognition which is something I could never imagine. LFG!!”
Blackoid_ will sit down on November 22 with one-million chips, a dream, and the full support of the poker community. Here’s hoping the training from Patrick pays off and Blackoid_ can shine during the CPP Main Event and lock up a huge score. In Blackoid_’s own words, LFG!
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