We held our first Charity Poker Tournament in 2005, and from 2005 – 2011 we have raised nearly $3.8 million. Before the creation of MS Hope for a Cure in 2007, the money raised went directly to the NYC Chapter of the National MS Society.
2011 Poker Tournament – $880,000
The 2011 poker tournament was held at espace on September 22nd. Over 300 players and 100 guests had a wonderful evening, playing poker and enjoying the food and camaraderie. Thanks to all of our participants, MS Hope was able to raise over $880,000!
Our Grand Prize Winner Chip Wheeler with co-chairs Howie Rubin and EJ Levy. Chip won a seat to the 2012 World Poker Tour Celebrity Invitational Tournament at the Commerce Casino in LA and will face off against the top pros and coolest Hollywood celebrities!
FINAL TABLE WINNERS
1st place Chip Wheeler
2nd place RJ Madden
3rd place Michael Bechek
4th place Mo Norall
5th place Jong Joe
6th place Tony McDevitt
7th place Jonathan Kaye
8th place Jeff Wild
9th place John Burkhart
10th place Rahul Sabarwal
Please click here to see photos of the 2011 event
2010 Poker Tournament – $700,000
Thanks to all of our generous supporters, MS Hope for a Cure raised over $700,000 at the 2010 Poker Tournament, which took place on September 30th at Manhattan Penthouse. 275 players and over 100 spectators enjoyed the event.
Our Grand Prize Winner, Paola Martin, won a seat to the 2011 World Poker Tour Celebrity Invitational Tournament at the Commerce Casino in LA and faced off against the top pros and coolest Hollywood celebrities!
FINAL TABLE WINNERS
1st place Paola Martin
2nd place David Wong
3rd place Dan Spina
4th place Geoff Williams
5th place Mitch Winter
6th place Lawrence Choe
7th place Kevin White
8th place Stephen Baines
9th place Josh Lester
10th place RJ Madden
2009 Poker Tournament – $650,000!
The 2009 poker tournament was held at Manhattan Penthouse on October 1st
Right: Grand prize winner Ilker Ertas with co-chairs EJ Levy and Howie Rubin.
2008 Poker Tournament – $445,000!
The 2008 poker tournament was held at Manhattan Penthouse on September 17th
Right: Grand prize winner Jeff Lewis with co-chair Howie Rubin.
2007 Poker Tournament – $500,000!
2006 Poker Tournament – $340,000!
The 2006 poker tournament was held at the Holiday Inn on June 21st
Right: Grand prize winner Matthew Rosenberg with co-chairs and benefit committee members; Cat McKenzie, EJ Levy, Howie Rubin, Eden Lopez, Paul Lopez, Judd Levy and Jenny Powers.
2005 Poker Tournament – $265,000!
The 2005 poker tournament was held at the Holiday Inn on May 11th
Right: Co-chair Howie Rubin with grand prize winner Bret Ackerman.