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2010 MS Poker Tournament

Awesome, just awesome! This year's MS Poker Tournament Fund Raiser raised the most money EVER! 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 $4200!!!. It is just great to be surrounded by fantastic people who help us out every year and come to have fun, but mostly come to help out with our fight against MS. I hope you all had a great time on this rainy spring Saturday. I really appreciate your support, and having such a successful event really makes all the hard work worth it. Thank you so much!

I want to take a quick moment to recognize the people who helped make this day possible. Thank you to our volunteer dealers (Sally, Laurie, Lee, Adrienne, Carson and Ashley). Thank you to our food runners, Jose, Howard and Helene. Thank you to the Kingsview HOA for allowing us to use their Community Center. And finally, thanks to our great food donors, keeping everyone well fed.

If you visit any of these establishments in Germantown, please feel free to ask for the general manager or owner and tell them thanks for sponsoring the MS Poker Fundraiser.

Tournament Highlights and Results

Not only did we raise the most money ever this year, but we also had the longest tournament as well. This year's tournament started with 56 players spread over 6 tables at 1pm, and ended with only 1 player left at 10:09pm.

Whole Room Panoramic

Thanks again to everyone who showed up and played with a charitable attitude. Below are some pictures of some happy and some serious players.

Table 1
Table 3
Table 5
Table 6

If I didn't get you in this year's pictures - you'll just have to smile more next year, or (as in my case) - just be the first out of the tournament :-(

First Out

Final Table and Results

There was a good mix of new and returning final table players at this year's final table. Some were reaching the final table for the first time, while two were looking to add to their MS Poker Trophy collection.

Final Table A
Final Table B
Final Table C

Although it took a while to get to the final table, a few players exited quickly and some big stacks were coming and going. With 6 players remaining, Dave lost a huge pile of chips when his full house on the flop turned into the second best hand as runner runner Aces showed up to give Bill a higher full house. Soon after we were down to our final two players, Cindy and Bill. And we would have either our second straight lady champion or our second two-time MS Poker champion.

Final Table A

The final heads up competition had Cindy at about a 2-1 chip disadvantage, but it was still well contested. In the end, Cindy's Trip 8's were called down by Bill's 8 high straight. Congratulations to our top finishers, and champion!

5th Place Branca Mendonca
4th Place David Mayhew
3rd Place Antonio Meza
2nd Place Cindy Albert

Congratulations to the 2010, and now Two-Time Main Event MS Poker Champion: Bill Flanigan

2010 Champion

Hall Of Champions

2010 Main Event Champion
Bill Flanigan
2009 Invitational Champion
Dee Weiss
2009 Main Event Champion
Jack Levengard
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

If you did not make it to this event, but still would like to make a contribution to the National MS Society, you can make a tax deductible contribution by clicking HERE

If you are jealous of those final table players, and want to get your hands on some MS Poker T-Shirts, I have loaded all of the most popular designs into ZAZZLE, where you can order your own shirt. All proceeds from those sales will be donated to the National MS Society (about 20% of the sales price). Just Check it out Below - or go to zazzle and search: MSPOKERTOURNAMENT

For a complete listing of MS Poker Tournament Rules, click HERE

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.