Chavis captures Delaware state title at Dover



The Delaware Poker Championship at Dover Downs’ Crown Royal Poker Room may have ended in a chop, but that’s just fine with declared winner Josh Chavis.

The championship, in its fourth year, drew 258 players on Aug. 30 for a $129K prize pool. The final table played for more than an hour until Chavis was announced the winner at 1:45 a.m. Chavis of Norfolk, Va., took home the trophy and $15K after the final two at the table chopped.

“I was getting frustrated when the calls weren’t going my way,” said the 24-year-old construction worker. “Then I got more aggressive, which ultimately got me to the win.”

Chavis, a newlywed, said he plans to take his wife out on a really great date with his winnings.

In promotions, Dover Downs will offer high hands and splash pots every hour when the NFL is playing.
Alos, a $25K guarantee runs Oct. 18. For a $199 buy-in, players receive 30K chips and 30-minute levels.

MARYLAND LIVE: The poker room offers $1K hourly high-hand jackpots Monday through Thursday (noon-10 p.m.). On Fridays, every hour (10 a.m. to 10 p.m.) there’s a drawing for a Lucky Seat $500 plus $100 table share. Every Sunday there will be Car and Cash drawings 5-10 p.m. Every day from 2 a.m.-9 a.m. there will be $300 hourly high-hand jackpots.

HORSESHOE BALTIMORE: The new poker room has announced the initial set of daily tournaments. Sunday through Friday, beginning at 11 a.m., there will be a variety of buy-ins and levels. All tournaments have a guaranteed payout between $5K and $10K.

CHARITY: A series of charity events have been announced for the fall at various venues around D.C. These include Oct. 12 at McFadden’s, Oct. 26 at Hill Country, Nov. 9 at Atlas and Nov. 23 again at Hill Country. To wrap up the season, a special “Give Back” event will be Dec. 14 at Hard Rock Café. The buy-in is $180 for a 30K chips. For directions and more details of these events, visit

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