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Updated 11/23/2010

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 2011 Status: pending 2011 GM commitment

Richard M. Shay, MA

2010 Champion

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Event History
2003    Josh Githens     140
2004    Lucimara Martins     145
2005    Legend Dan Hoffman     132
2006    Dan Hoffman     145 
2007    Thomas Browne     195
2008    Josh Lanham     212
2009    Bernard Beckerman     183
2010    Richard M. Shay     216

Rank  Name              From  Last  Total
  1.  Josh Githens       SC    09     36
  2.  Daniel Hoffman     NC    06     36
  3.  Richard M. Shay    MA    10     30
  4.  Bernard Beckerman  NY    09     30
  5.  Kathy Kilroy       PA    09     30
  6.  Josh Lanham        MD    08     30
  7.  Thomas Browne      PA    07     30
  8.  Legend Dan Hoffman MD    05     30
  9.  Lucimara Martins   bz    04     30
 10.  Nick Henning       CT    10     18
 11.  Peter Staab        PA    09     18
 12.  Scott Buckwalter   MD    08     18
 13.  Matt Calkins       VA    07     18
 14.  Doug Galullo       FL    05     18
 15.  Richard Curtin     NY    04     18
 16.  Fabio Tola         MD    03     18
 17.  Greg Thatcher      FL    10     15
 18.  Dale Long          NJ    10     12
 19.  Haim Hochboim      is    08     12
 20.  Vasili Kyrkos      NY    07     12
 21.  Patrick Shea       VA    06     12
 22.  John Kilbride      PA    05     12
 23.  Craig Reece        FL    04     12
 24.  Gordon Rodgers     PA    03     12
 25.  Chuck Foster       ID    10      9
 26.  Adam Nolan         VA    09      9
 27.  Jeff Meyer         MA    08      9
 28.  Danielle Zack      MD    07      9
 29.  Ken Gutermuth      TX    05      9
 30.  Robert Drozd       IL    04      9
 31.  Bill Place         PA    03      9
 32.  Chester Lanham     MD    08      6
 33.  Bruce Reiff        MD    07      6
 34.  Erik Arneson       PA    06      6
 35.  Larry Lingle       PA    05      6
 36.  Abigail Cocke      MD    03      6
 37.  Rod Bacigalupo     MD    10      3
 38.  Stephanie Kilroy   PA    09      3
 39.  Harry Flawd        PA    08      3
 40.  Patrick Havert     CA    07      3
 41.  Devin Flawd        PA    06      3
 42.  Ashley Collinson   MD    05      3
 43.  Jeff Mullet        OH    04      3
 44.  Peter Stein        OH    03      3

2010 Laurelists                                                 Repeating Laurelists: 0

Nick Henning, CT

Dale Long, NJ

Chuck Foster, ID

Greg Thatcher, CA

Rod Bacigalupo, MD

Past Winners

Josh Githens, SC

Lucimara Martins, Brazil

L. Dan Hoffman, MD

Dan Hoffman, NC

Thomas Browne, PA

Josh Lanham, MD

Bernard Beckerman, NY

Richard M. Shay, MA

It's another SRO crowd for Liar's Dice which led WBC
in attendance this year.

Jason does his "Bruce & Rev Keith" imitation ...
at least he's easier on the furniture.

Rebecca Hebner, Beth Zhao and Craig Reece
prepare to sell their stories.

Liar's Dice ... the cheap version.
This is what happens when you don't bring a game.

Damn Exactors!

Liar's Dice again led the attendance parade at WBC. 216 crazed liars came to the event in hopes of becoming the ultimate champion. This was the third time that it was the most attended event at WBC. The festivities started off with the traditional unified cup shake and smash to the tables by all present. This year there was an added bonus of a special birthday celebration and video taping of the event for a WBC documentary.

31 players survived to enter the semi-final round - again without yours truly who spent another year on the sidelines watching the winners advance. This marked only the third time in eight years that I hadn't advanced to the semi-final round. You wait, I'll get to the Final yet some year.

The Final was manned by Greg Thatcher, Nick Henning, Dale Long, Richard M. Shay, Chuck Foster, and Rodney Bacigalupo. Greg started the bidding and the celebratory mood of the winners changed to bluff mode. The initial bid went to 14-5's by Richard before Chuck called to reveal 15 showing so Chuck lost the first die. Next to be baptized was Dale on a bid of nine stars and Richard called to reveal but seven causing Dale to suffer the next two caualties and starting a trend of Richard being on the right side of the challenges.

But the third hit was the biggest as Greg discovered to his dismay on a bid of 6-stars which Nick challenged to find but two showing for a staggering loss of four dice. The tabletalk over the big hit suffered by Greg had scarcely settled when it was outdone by an even larger loss. Chuck's bid of 11-4's prompted Rodney to call - which proved to be a nuclear-sized mistake worth sixth place as there were 17 4's and Rodney lost ALL of his dice in one shot, which was a first for the Final.

Chuck then continued the subdued bidding with seven 5's. Greg, with but a single die left, called - knowing he could not afford to be wrong. The good news was he didn't have enough dice to lose when nine 5's were revealed so he got a discounted ticket to fifth place. Chuck was feeling confident after eliminating two players in a row. Unfortunately for him, his next bid of eight 5's didn't get by Nick who revealed only six so Chuck lost the next two dice, but after the mayhem of the previous two checks he figured he got a bargain. Nevertheless, Dale preferred to take his losses in bite-shaped portions. His bid of 1 ten 2's cost him a die to Richard's call. Chuck decided to up the ante so when he bid five 4's, Nick took his last two dice and pointed him to 4th place.

At this point each of the remaining players knew they were going to get wood of some sort. Unfortunately for Dale he was lagging far behind with only two dice, while both Nick and Richard had yet to lose. In Round 9 Dale bid seven 4's and Richard called to reveal the first exactor so both Richard and Nick lost a die - enabling Dale to gain on both leaders. Dale's comeback continued in Round 10 when Nick's bid of five 4's cost him a die to Dale's challenge. But Round 11 yielded the second exactor of the game on five-1's to Nick's call, costing both he and Dale another die.

Round 12 gave Dale third place laurels on his call of Nick's bid of two stars resulting in the third exactor. The final showdown would be a complex one between the remaining two players with Richard holding a 3:2 advantage. Round 13 evened the odds at two dice apiece with the fourth exactor on Richard's bid of two stars. On Round 14 Richard bid three 5's and re-rolled one of his dice. Nick called to find the fifth exactor and was now down to his final die.

Round 14 proved to be decisive. Nick bid two 3's with only one showing to earn second place while Richard became the eighth different player in as many years to win the Liar's Dice championship.

Jake Jocoby, Chuck Foster and Harry Flawd ...
I ask ya - would you buy a used car from this trio?

Jason and his finalists have outlasted the crowd
who won an early bedtime by losing.

Liar's Dice Junior

Chris Yaure ran a Junior's event for little prevaricators. Twelve pint-sized bluffers participated with Adina Weiss being declared the champ. The other finalists were in order Taylor Rish, Cal Doughan, Zach Denysenko, Wesley Lewis, and Adam Wojtaszczyk.

Wes sez it's easier to bluff when they can't see your face.

Juniors GM Chris Yaure checks out the little fibbers.
 GM      Jason Levine  [6th Year]   NA
   NA   NA

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