Poker tournament raises funds for Beat the Odds


October 25, 2018

Brian Varela / Petersburg Pilot

Seth Cox, center, at the fifth annual Annabelle Baker Poker Tournament on Sunday. Cox was one of the first players out of the tournament, but said that he had a great time playing.

Participants in the fifth annual Annabelle Baker Poker Tournament raised $1,500 on Sunday for the Beat the Odds organization, which raises money for support groups and services for local cancer patients.

The tournament was established by Jeigh Stanton Gregor as a way to remember the late Annabelle Baker, who was a competitive poker player.

"Annabelle was a competitor," said Stanton Gregor. "We thought it would be a fun thing to do to remember her."

There were 20 participants total raising $1,500 for the organization. Eugene Lee came in first place in the tournament and won $2,100. This is h...

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