Junkies Poker Open 2019 sets new Maryland state record

Junkies Poker Open 2019 sets new Maryland state record
Photo credit JP Flaim/106.7 The Fan
By 106.7 The Fan

The Sports Junkies and their loyal listeners have come together to break another Maryland state record.

Junkies Poker Open 2019 drew 751 players in total, surpassing last year's JPO record of 696 for the largest seated poker tournament in the state of Maryland.

It’s time for the magic words... SHUFFLE UP AND DEAL! #JPO2019 pic.twitter.com/7Baz8A1viq

— 106.7 The Fan (@1067theFan) September 6, 2019

Huge turnout for #JPO2019 at @MGMNatlHarbor. The line is still ridiculously long. Everybody in line will play. pic.twitter.com/TQT9GGzQZK

— The Junkies (@JunksRadio) September 6, 2019

Follow along and check back often for the latest updates on The Junkies' involvement in their eponymous tourney.

All the chippies are in...did Flakesy survive? @MGMNatlHarbor @MGMNH_Poker#JPO2019 pic.twitter.com/6tCuGepIS3

— John Auville (@moneymetalcakes) September 6, 2019

Shipped it in w A 10, up against KK...flop an A, 3 spades flop, opponent has K of spades...I fade the 4th spade, stay alive...@MGMNatlHarbor @MGMNH_Poker #JPO2019

— John Auville (@moneymetalcakes) September 6, 2019

Jason Bishop, the longest surviving Junkie in 2018, was the first of the quartet to bow out Friday, with a losing hand of Deuce -7. "The worst hand in poker," he groaned.

First Junkie bounced from #JPO2019? Surprise, surprise, it’s Mr. Bishop! “Deuce 7 off... worst hand in poker.” pic.twitter.com/yWZP5k4LYI

— 106.7 The Fan (@1067theFan) September 6, 2019

Chip count two hours into #JPO2019:@GlassJoeJP: 2,950@EBJunkies: 2,100@moneymetalcakes: 1,790 pic.twitter.com/bnH6vf5sIb

— 106.7 The Fan (@1067theFan) September 6, 2019

Lol. Shorts botched it. Multiply those chip counts by 10. #donkRT @1067theFan: Chip count two hours into #JPO2019:@GlassJoeJP: 2,950@EBJunkies: 2,100@moneymetalcakes: 1,790 pic.twitter.com/heNGsslOqN

— Eric Bickel (@EBJunkies) September 6, 2019

Cakes was next to go, busting out with a King-Jack of hearts against Ace-9.

We are at the second break. Bish and @moneymetalcakes have been eliminated from #JPO2019. @GlassJoeJP currently has 36,700 in chips. @EBJunkies with about 25,000. And now the donks are pouring back in for level 7. pic.twitter.com/NkK3OaHpBH

— The Junkies (@JunksRadio) September 6, 2019

Looks like someone’s taken a trip to Felt City! @moneymetalcakes goes out on King ❤️, Jack ❤️. It just wasn’t in the cards ------ pic.twitter.com/dmGEy1ZESP

— 106.7 The Fan (@1067theFan) September 6, 2019

Every year, it seems, a luminary makes a surprise tournament appearance. This year, it's Redskins coach Jay Gruden's wife!

Coach Gruden’s wife is definitely at my table. Unfortunately not many chips left for me. #JPO2019 pic.twitter.com/YZjXrxnOs8

— John-Paul Flaim (@GlassJoeJP) September 6, 2019

JP gets bounced by a set of Queens, meaning it's down to Eric Bickel as the last surviving Junkie.

Bye-Bye @GlassJoeJP... Busts out with King-7 against a set of Queens ------ #JPO2019 pic.twitter.com/qZhug3EsQX

— 106.7 The Fan (@1067theFan) September 6, 2019

Buh-bye, Bickel. EB busts out with a pair of nines, up against King-10 suited. You're finished! Enjoy this special message from the Mediocre Poker host.

When it rains it pours... @EBJunkies bounced on a pair of nines vs. King-10 Suited!!! He has a special message to all the loyal @JunksRadio listeners after an outrageously successful #JPO2019 pic.twitter.com/poLXQTp2JQ

— 106.7 The Fan (@1067theFan) September 6, 2019

#JPO2019 UPDATE: 160 of 751 players remain (down to 17 tables), fighting for their share of $187,750. 72 will place, with a minimum payout of $845. MAX: $33,785 --

— Chris Lingebach (@ChrisLingebach) September 6, 2019

After 10 hours of grinding out hands, we finally got our winners around 9 p.m. We've got a six-way chop of nearly $200,000!

751 Players14.5 Hours6 WinnersCongrats, fellas! And here’s to another record-breaking #JunkiesPokerOpen next year. https://t.co/7zUQo43GiN. pic.twitter.com/l8QCE2lnX2

— 106.7 The Fan (@1067theFan) September 8, 2019