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2007 MS Poker Tournament

Amazing! Every year, I think we've maxed out the fund raiser, but once again, we far exceeded my expectiations! Thank you to everyone who participated, volunteered and donated to this year's fundraiser. With your help, we raised more money than ever before...Over $3600!!!. I hope you all enjoyed yourselves as much as I did.

I want to take a quick moment to recognize the people who helped make this day possible. Thank you to our volunteer dealers (Sally, Kitty, Laurie, Becky, Lillian, and Rob) and food runners (Michelle and Bill). Thank you to the Kingsview HOA for allowing us to use their Community Center. Thanks also to our great food donors, keeping everyone well fed.

The Potomac Village Deli
The Woodside Deli

Thanks also to HOWARD ENTERTAINMENT for supplying us with Tables and Chips.

Tournament Highlights and Results

The tournament started with 61 players spread over 7 tables at 12pm, and ended with only 1 player left at 8:45pm.

The Whole Room

For the first two rounds, there were marked differences in the action at different tables, some were very mellow while others had huge chip swings.

Table 6

Table 2

Table 3

After playing a bunch of rounds and downing lots of food, we eventually condensed to 2 tables, where the competition got even more fierce as everyone was vying for a spot on the final table (me included).

Last Two Tables

Eventually, my luck ran out along with some others, and we had our final table.

Final Table

The final table was dominated by new players and had only one player who had previously placed in an MS Poker Tournament. Chips were flying at the final table, and some big hands came and went. When the dust cleared, we had our highest finishing female player, taking 4th, two new players finished second and third, and our 2007 champion, previously the 2006 third place finisher, took home the trophy. Congratulations to our top finishers, and champion!

4th Place Jennifer Vasquez
3rd Place Dwain Ruckel
2nd Place John Gartner

Congratulations to the 2007 MS Poker Champion: Russel Shifflett

2007 Champion

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