Hundreds Show Up For Shronk's Tourney
December 7, 2021

The Justin Shronk Memorial Tourney, which took place yesterday in honor of PokerRoad's departed friend and co-worker Justin Shronk, attracted 359 players and raised more than $1,700 for the Justin Shronk Memorial Fund at Temple University.

The event was attended by many well known poker personalities including numerous Full Tilt Poker "Red Pros" like Andy Bloch, Aaron Bartley, Michael Craig and PokerRoad blogfessional favorite Kristy Gazes, who outlasted all the other "Red Pros" competing but still busted in a disappointing 97th place.

Perhaps more significant than the list of pros in attendance though was the huge turn out from the PokerRoad community in general, with nearly every regular poster from the PokerRoad Forums, not only showing up to play but sticking around well after busting, to rail and cheer-on those still in the hunt.

The impressive showing also served to create a prize pool equal to that donated to the Memorial fund- $1,795- enough to pay out 36 places and award a top prize worth $448,75.

The winner of the event, after nearly five hours of play, was Life's A Bluff's Matt "RuntCake" Waldron, who beat out PokerRoad's Amanda Leatherman (aka 777Vixen777) heads-up to secure the victory.

"I had a blast playing and I'm so happy that so many people showed up in honor of Shronk," wrote Leatherman after the tournament.  "I'm sure he would have wanted me to win, but congrats to Matt Waldron!  haha Thanks to all the PokerRoadies for rooting me on the entire time! We miss you ShronkDaddy!"

The final table finish positions for the $10 buy-in Justin Shronk Memorial Tourney on Full Tilt Poker were as follows:

1st.  RuntCake  $448.75

2nd.  777ViXeN777  $287.20

3rd.  Risgod  $215.40

4th.  ThirdSt  $166.04

5th.  willythewise  $125.65

6th.  elmorrison  $89.75

7th.  raekcrae  $58.34

8th.  markatlnk  $44.87

9th.  0434  $35.90

For more information on the Justin Shronk Memorial Fund at Temple University visit the PokerRoad Forums.

Story by Mark Anderson

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