Stocktwits Charity Poker Tournament Wrapup

Posted by downtowntrader | 10/26/2009 01:33:00 PM View Comments

I would like to thank everyone that participated in helping us raise money for the TS Alliance through our first ever Stocktwits Charity Poker Tournament last evening. The tournament was a blast, as 38 Stocktweeps gunned for each others chips online. There was some drama with top bounty man Howard Lindzon initially zooming to the top of the leaderboards, and Brian Shannon almost busting out in the first few minutes. They ended up crossing each other again in opposite directions as Brian bounced back to finish in the top 10.

We are very pleased with the support we received from the Stocktwits Community and taken back by the generosity displayed by several individuals. The total amount pledged to TS Alliance was just over $3000, with more than $2000 coming directly from individuals. Before we get to the tournament results, I would like to thank the following people who donated directly to the charity:

I would also like to single out Phil Pearlman for really stepping up and partnering with me to help organize the tournament. The help from Stocktwits went a long way in helping make this event a success and I am very appreciative of the help. Fari Hamzei also worked diligently in the background to help raise money and I am also grateful for his help.

As mentioned before the tournament was a blast and we received very positive feedback from everyone involved. The Stocktwits stream was buzzing with excitement for the full two hours it took to complete. There was some drama, some bad beats, and in the end, an exciting finish as @forevercaroline took the top honors. There were also some great bounties won, and additional prizes beyond the cash pot.
Here are the final results (Doyles Room ID's)

1 fvercaroline
2 forbsie
3 budfox555
4 ppearlman
5 think2play
6 milktrader
7 jonomaz
8 sayem
9 alphatrends
10 jlcnuketrade
11 brasil61
12 fcagger
13 nsummy
14 cpruette
15 shag007
16 aiki14
17 maktruck
18 fasthowey
19 betacap
20 makc52
21 steelertrade
22 contrahour
23 mxgman
24 gofeltafish
25 dvid07
26 jersey hound
27 ldrogen
28 dtowntrader
29 chartaddict
30 genevate
31 afontwitter
32 royaltrend
33 stockguy22
34 ev4zpoker
35 5starjam
36 tgoddess
37 kosovar
38 johnwelshphd

The following is the Prize Breakdown.

@ForeverCaroline took a huge cache of prizes
  • $380 Cash for top finish
  • Knocked out Brian Shannon for the following bounties

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@freindofforbsie (Forbsie)
@nhowe (BudFox555)
  • $114 Cash for fourth place finish (donating to charity)
  • $76 Cash for fifth place finish
  • Knocked out Howard Lindzon for the following bounties
  • Stocktwits Schwag Package courtesy of Stocktwits
  • $200 cold hard cash courtesy of @johnwelshphd
  • 6 Months Free to @hamzeianalytics HFT Package ($600 Value) courtesy of Fari Hamzei
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Again, we would like to thank everyone that participated and if you missed the tournament and would still like to contribute, you can still donate at the tournament's home page. We will look to run a few of these in the future for different charities, as well as making this one an annual event.

If anyone has comments or feedback we welcome them.

Thanks again,


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