Shacknews Sponsors 2008 QuakeCon Poker Tourney, Play Texas Hold'em and Help Sick Kids Tonight

BOOM widget 118803 As Friday night approaches, many in Dallas are preparing for tonight's poker game, but it's not just any poker match. No, tonight is the 2008 IGDA QuakeCon Texas Hold'em Tournament, sponsored in part by Shacknews.

Sign-in starts around 6 PM CST at the Hilton Anatole Hotel, with tournament play beginning at 7 PM and all proceeds going to Child's Play.

It's a $30 cash-only buy-in, and during the first hour, you'll be able to buy back in however many times you can afford at $25 for a half-stack and $40 for a full stack. After that first hour, remaining players will be able to purchase one add-on.

Celebrities confirmed to be in attendance include Shacknews czar and resident hater Steve Gibson, along with his mother sHugamom, wife Aimee, lackey Nick Breckon, and a few surprise guests.