Apr. 26, 2013  

Local SPJers Compete in Ethical Poker Tournament

Twelve journos dared to try their hand at Ethics Hold’em, a Texas Hold’em style card game with an ethical twist. SPJ South Florida Pro Chapter Vice President Gideon Grudo volunteered to deal the rookie table, and SPJ guest Ryan Dixon stepped in as the dealer for the veteran table. (Extra props to Gideon for patiently instructing his incorrigible group of novices.)

Tournament winner Dan Alexander, left, and runner-up, Padrick Brewer, at Ethics Hold ‘Em on April 24.

Spectators and players snacked on free appetizers provided by SPJ and sipped the Irishmen special of buy one, get one free drinks.

After an intense tilt, first and second place winners from each tables squared off in a combined game for the chance for an Amazon gift card. The top prize of $20 in Amazon gift cards was awarded to Dan Alexander, a graduate student at nearby Florida Atlantic University. Second place and a $10 Amazon gift card went to Padrick Brewer, a Digital Content Editor at Fox Sports Florida.

Special thanks to SPJ Region 3 director Michael Koretzky for providing the poker tables and Ethics Hold’em cards. Want to host your own Ethics Hold ‘Em event? Email him.

For photos of the event, check out SPJ South Florida’s album on Facebook.

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