Tournament History

Thirteen years ago, EJ Levy’s and Eden Lopez-Robles’ vision of a charity poker tournament to raise money for MS research and programs came to fruition. Over the years, hundreds of individuals and corporations have come out to play poker and support this cause. In the tournament’s first 12 years, we have raised over $9 million dollars to help people living with MS.

Past Winners

October 6, 2016 at espace
Raised $600,000
1st Place Finisher: Stephen M. Dowicz

October 8, 2015 at Edison Ballroom
Raised $768,000
1st Place Finisher: Chetan Vohra

 

October 8, 2014 at espace
Raised $1,104,000
1st Place Finisher: Roger Lehman

October 10, 2013 at espace
Raised $1,038,000
1st Place Finisher: Julius Smith

 

October 4, 2012 at espace
Raised $1,074,000
1st Place Finisher: Bret Ackerman

September 22, 2011 at espace
Raised $872,000
1st Place Finisher: Chip Wheeler

 

September 30, 2010 at Manhattan Penthouse
Raised $705,000
1st Place Finisher: Paola Martin

October 1, 2009 at Manhattan Penthouse
Raised $652,000
1st Place Finisher: Ilker Ertas

 

September 17, 2008 at Manhattan Penthouse
Raised $447,000
1st Place Finisher: Jeff Lewis

September 19, 2007 at Manhattan Penthouse
Raised $506,000
1st Place Finisher: Jon Steinberg

 

June 21, 2006 at Holiday Inn
Raised $340,000
1st Place Finisher: Matthew Rosenberg

May 11, 2005 at Holiday Inn
Raised $265,000
1st Place Finisher: Bret Ackerman