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Welcome to the MS Poker Web Page. First of all I want to say thank you to all of the sponsors, volunteers, and especially the participants who have made the previous MS Poker tournaments successful. With your help, we've donated over $14,000 to the National MS Society over the past four years!! Your continued generous support gives my family hope that our efforts will eventually lead to a cure to this horrible disease.

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The MS Poker Invitational was a GREAT SUCCESS!!!

The 2008 MS Poker Invitational Results:

The weather was rainy, but it was a perfect day for the MS Poker Invitational, and a great day for the National MS Society as we raised over $2000!!!. Thank you so much to all the great participants, sponsors, and volunteers that helped make this fundraiser another fantastic success.

A special thanks to our dealers: Laurie, Angelica, and Becky. Thank you to Dave and Ranji for running around and picking up the food. And as usual, a huge thank you to our food and prize sponsors:

The tournament was a lot of fun, and there were chips flying all over the place as nobody wanted to leave early, so there were lots of rebuys and big stacks on the tables. We all had a fun time through the first two hours, but after the first food break, the action heated up, and the biggest smiles were on the dealers and the big stacks.

There were a couple of quick exits, but then we settled in. After another 2 hours of play, we still had two tables of players and some big chip swings. All of the remaining players took another break for some great food, and then settled down to fight for the championship.

It didn't take long to get to the final table, and with no returning champions, we knew that we would be adding a new name to the hall of champions. I was disappointed that I didn't make a return trip to the final table (but I guess I couldn't get lucky two years in a row...where did I put that four leaf clover?)

We added antes for the first time in a MS Poker event, and that helped fuel the action at the final table. Although people continued to play solid poker. It would take 6 hours (from the start), but we finally had a look at our prize winning final three players, John, Bill, and Marty.

John was the only player with MS Poker Final Table experience, and he traded huge stacks back and forth with Marty and Bill, but ultimately yielded into third place. It only took Bill and Marty two more hands to get their chips ALL-IN. Congratulations to our top three finishers and newest addition to the Hall of Champions:

3rd Place John Dye
2nd Place Marty Zerwitz

Congratulations to the 2008 MS Poker Invitational Champion:
Bill Flanigan

2008 Invitational Top Two Finishers

Hall Of Champions

2008 Invitational Champion
Bill Flanigan
2008 Main Event Champion
Scott Maddock
2007 Invitational Champion
Drew Roberts
2007 Main Event Champion
Russell Shiflett
2006 Main Event Champion
Scott Maddock
2005 Invitational Champion
Howard Walsh
2005 Main Event Champion
Ernie O'Green
2004 Main Event Champion
Eric Gold

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The Organizer and Sponsors of this event do not condone gaming for purposes other than entertainment. Gambling is illegal in Maryland and Montgomery County.

**As the MS Poker Tournament is purely for entertainment, the participants are not obligated to donate any money during the fundraiser, however, your generosity will be greatly apprecitated. Previous donors may receive priority seating at the tournament.