Texas Hold’em Charity Poker Tournament

Dealing A Helping Hand

The Fountain Valley Community Foundation is hosting the Fall Texas Hold’em Charity Poker Tournament on November 4th at the Center at Founders Village, 17967 Bushard Street. Doors open at 5:15 and the first hand will be dealt at 6PM. Registration is $25 online at fvpoker.org.

Proceeds will support the new Universally Accessible Playground being built in the FV Sports Park where all levels of ability will be able to play together. Come have fun with friends and family and know that you’re “Dealing A Helping Hand”.

FV non-profits have the opportunity to participate and raise funds for their organizations.  Sign up your organization online at fvpoker.org. Register at least 10 players and the $25 registration fee will go back to your group. When players go online to register they can choose the organization they wish to support. It’s an easy way to fundraise and have a great time.

Walk-up registrations are $30 and will start at 5:15. Walk up registration fees will automatically go to the FV Community Foundation to support the building of the Universally Accessible Playground.

If you prefer, you can register at the Rec Center, 16400 Brookhurst Street or Founders Village, 17967 Bushard Street. Registration forms will be available. Payable by check. If you have questions about the event, please call 714-593-4449.

All registered players have to be 21 to play


Online registrations are closed. Walk-up registrations are $30 and will start at 5:15pm.

FV Non-Profit Fund Raising Opportunity

FV non-profits have the opportunity to register their organization by contacting Kerry Wakely at [email protected] or by calling 657-215-5059 to add their organization to the list. The non-profit needs to benefit the residents of Fountain Valley. When you register as a player, you will be able to scroll down and choose the organization you would like to support.

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THANK YOU to our Event Sponsors


Interested in sponsoring the tournament? Please call 714-839-8611 for sponsorship information.

2023 Charity Poker Tournament Info

November 4, 2023 – Center at Founders Village

Proceeds support the new Universally Accessible Playground

The Charity Poker Tournament is back and the FV Community Foundation’s proceeds will be donated to the building of the new Universally Accessible Playground. This will allow all levels of ability to play together. Please join us for a fun evening and “Deal a Helping Hand!”

Center at Founders Village
17967 Bushard Street, Fountain Valley, CA 92708

Doors open at 5:15 PM

First Hand dealt promptly at 6PM

$20 Rebuys until 8PM

$25 dollar online registration
Online registrations will close at 12 noon on November 3rd

$30 Walk-up Registration at the door beginning at 5:15 PM and will benefit the Foundation’s fundraising efforts for the Universally Accessible Playground.

Game Rules

No Limit Hold ‘Em Basics

  • Texas Hold ‘Em is Seven Card Stud where each player gets 2 down cards (“Hole” cards) while the remaining 5
    up cards (“Community” cards) are placed in the center of the table, which all players use to complete their
  • The best 5-card hand wins according to the listing of possible hands:
    • Two “Hole” cards plus any 3 “Community” cards
    • One “Hole” card plus any 4 “Community” cards
    • Five “Community” cards (should more than one player use only the “Community” cards as their winning
      hand, the pot will be split between them regardless of “Hole” cards). Odd chips will be given to the
      winning player closest to the dealer’s left.
  • Every player will start with $1,000 worth of chips.
  • $500 worth of additional chips may be bought for $20 up to 8 p.m. if the player is under their original
    $1,000 starting amount. At 8 p.m. all players will be allowed to purchase an additional $1,500 worth of
    chips for $40.
  • No cash is allowed on the table and may not be substituted for chips.
  • The tournament will continue until one winner remains.
  • Each player will be seated according to a random drawing and will be reassigned to any other table as
    players drop out of the tournament at the discretion of the tournament director.
  • Up to 9 players will be seated at a table.

The Deal

  • The player to the right of the dealer must cut the deck before the cards are dealt.
  • The dealer is responsible for making sure that all bets have been called before dealing each round of
  • Order of the deal:
    1. Dealer deals 2 cards (one at a time) face down to each player.
    2. Betting round 1 occurs.
    3. Dealer burns 1 card and deals 3 cards (flop) in the middle of the table face up.
    4. Betting round 2 occurs.
    5. Dealer burns 1 card and deals 1 card (turn/4th street) in the middle.
    6. Betting round 3 occurs.
    7. Dealer burns 1 card and deals the final card (river/5th street).
    8. Betting round 4 occurs.
  • Mucked cards cannot be retrieved from the pile.


  • Check and raise is allowed.
  • The minimum bet is equal to the size of the Big Blind.
  • Any player can bet all of their chips at anytime (all-in).
  • Betting round 1 begins with the player to the left of the Big Blind.
  • Betting rounds 2-4 begin with the player to the left of the dealer.
  • Do not splash the pot. Stack your bets in front of you and push them into the post after the betting round
    is complete. This will eliminate some confusion that may occur with no limit betting.
  • Do not bet, check, call, fold, or raise out of turn.

Event Structure & Blinds

Small Blind Big Blind Start Time
$25 $50 6 p.m.
$50 $100 7 p.m.

House Rules & Misdeals


  • Dealer exposes any of the “hole” cards to any player
  • Dealer starts with the wrong position or deals out of sequence (empty chair)
  • Dealer gives any player less or more than the 2 “hole” cards
  • All misdeals shall be reshuffled and cut.
  • Once 2 players (after the blinds) have acted upon their hands the entire hand shall be played to conclusion regardless of misdeal.
  • If too many cards are exposed during the flop or a card was not burned, the cards shall be reshuffled and a new card burned with 3 new “flop” cards being dealt.
  • If too many cards are turned or a card not burned during the “turn” or “river” the existing “community” cards shall remain with the remaining cards reshuffled and a new card burned and a new single card turned.
  • If a card is found face up in the deck it shall be placed on the bottom of the deck and the next card shall be played.
  • If a card is found missing from the deck prior to any betting it shall be replaced, shuffled and cut. If 2 players have taken action the hand shall be played to conclusion.
  • A card dropped or exposed by a player shall continue to be played.

House Rules

  • The host reserves the right to make decisions in the spirit of fairness should interpretation of the above rules indicate a different ruling.
  • The host should be made aware of a problem when it occurs and all play must stop with all cards and chips remaining as-is until a resolution is reached.
  • A player’s hand strength is based on what they have. It is not based on what is declared. “The cards play.”
  • All cards must remain in full view and are not allowed beyond the edge of the table.
  • All players are entitled to a clear view of opponent’s chips with higher denominations made easily visible.
  • Hiding chips is not allowed.
  • Looking through discards or remaining deck cards is not allowed at any time.
  • The dealer of each hand will be responsible for verifying all bets, raking bets into pot and awarding the pot to the winning player(s).
  • No string bets are allowed. Players must place all the chips they are going to wager at one time and must not place a bet and then reach back into their stack of chips for the raise.
  • Players must wait for their turn to play.
  • Showdown – after the bets are all correct, people have to show their hands in order. It starts with the person who bet and then proceeds in a clockwise rotation. This is important because if you don’t win you don’t have to show your hand.