I have just finished playing a $10+$1 “Sit ‘n Go” poker tournament on pokerstars. Nothing unusual. I played very tight and held on until there were just two of us left.
The other player had significantly more chips than I did, but I was whittling him down.
Then, in the chat window, he asked if I wanted to make a contribution to pokerstars tsunami relief fund? I had gotten emails that they were matching all online donations dollar-for-dollar. How could I turn down the offer?
It wasn’t a lot. We each took $20 to cover our trouble and entry fee and donated $32 to the cause. Then we played, halfheartedly to the end.
I sent an email to support and about a minute later a host, Andrew, appeared on our screen. He took care of the details.
Here’s the email I just received.
The deal was:
Therefore I transferred $25 from dishmasters and $7 from ctwxman to
ReliefEffort. Well done on your result, and a good idea. I’ll see you at
the next payout!
PokerStars Support Team
Like I said, it was a little thing. But it was a good thing.