News and events in the Maryland region.
Jimmy had a nice run in the Gold Rush 2 $20,000 cash final in Las Vegas. He was one of the chip leaders for much of the tournament, but was stopped short of his goal of winning it all on the final table. He ended up placing 7th and received a $900 cash reward...
Also, Jimmy's dad took down the pool tournament in the after-party!
Jimmy Lundquist from Hightopps in Maryland will be joining the 25 other Gold Rush 2 winners in Las Vegas on December 18th to take his shot in the $20,000 freeroll. Jimmy was able to propel his way to victory in a crucial hand in the middle of the tournament when he had pocket aces. Jimmy had over 25k and had a raise and a re-raise all in, in-front of him. Jimmy got his chips all in and there was over 100k in the pot. Believe it or not the Aces held up. When it was heads up Jimmy was in the classic coin flip with his A-Q to pocket 10's. He went on to win that hand and as they say the rest is history. Congratulations Jimmy and we look forward to seeing you in Las Vegas.
On Monday February 1st, eight qualifiers from Hightopps Backstage Grille took their shot at becoming the next Maryland State Champion. In the end Derek Williams who is no stranger to championship events or winning championship events for that matter came out victorious. Derek won his way to Las Vegas just less then a year ago in the Party at the Palms promotion.
By winning Derek won
himself airfare and hotel on the Vegas strip and while in Las Vegas, Derek will join 24 other players from around the country to compete in
the Free Poker Network National Championship at Caesar's Palace at the
end of April. In all $12,000 worth of buy-ins will be distributed to
the 25 players with first place being a $5,000 World Series of Poker
circuit event at Caesar's Palace. We look forward to seeing and partying with Derek again!
This past Tuesday, May 25th, our latest Desintaion Las Vegas was crowned in Maryland. Congratulations to Justin Whitman who will be joining the other state champs at our National Championship Event this summer at Ceasar's in Las Vegas for a shot at the $10,000 World Series of Poker Main Event Seat! Justin plays out of Hightopps Backstage Grill in Timonium, MD, where the championship event was held. He competed against 10 other players to win this championship event.
On Thursday, September 3rd, players from Maryland came together at
Jad's Caddyshack to playoff to see who the next Maryland champion would
be. Last promotion's Party at the Palms winner Derek Williams gave it a good run finishing in third almost winning back to back, but in the end the new Maryland champion would be James Lundquist (pictured) from Hightopps Backstage Grille. Congratulations to James and we look forward to seeing you at the Red Rock Casino in Las Vegas!