Texas Hold’em is set to return to Fort Leonard Wood at 6 p.m. Nov. 15 at Pershing Community Center.
Players can pre-register now through Nov. 14 for a $25 entry fee in person at the center, by calling the Installation Wide Events office at 573.596.6913 or by signing up online at the Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation website, leonardwood.armymwr.com.
Same-day entry will be $30 at the door. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Players must be ages 18 or older to participate in the tournament.
Derived from traditional poker, Texas Hold’em is one of the most popular forms of the game. Invented in the early 1900s, Texas Hold’em reached its zenith in the U.S. in the early 2000s when the “World Series of Poker” debuted on television. Fort Leonard Wood has hosted a series of Texas Hold’em marathons annually since 2006.
In Texas Hold’em, players attempt to put together a winning five-card hand, using two cards of their own kept face down, along with the best of five community cards that are revealed in stages.
Players wager at each stage until the hand is concluded.
During the Nov. 15 tournament, play will begin promptly at 6 p.m. and continue until the last hand is dropped.
Prize money awarded will depend on participation.
Additional Texas Hold’em tournaments are scheduled for Dec. 6, Jan. 24, Feb. 21 and March 20.