Junkies Poker Open 2019 sets new Maryland state record

Chris Lingebach
September 06, 2019 - 2:47 pm
Junkies Poker Open 2019 sets new Maryland state record

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

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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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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!