KelliKelli Griggs battled her way through the 419 player field to win the Bicycle Casino’s Legends of Poker Ladies Event, dubbed the Ladies 메이저사이트Party. Along with first place honors, Griggs also gets the last remaining seat at the table for the WPT’s Ladies Night IV which will take place August 31st. This was Griggs’ second cash in a major tournament. She recently cashed in this year’s WSOP Ladies Event, finishing 59th in the record field of 1128 players. You can read more about Kelli here.
I saw that Teresa Chang finished 6th at the Bike”s Ladies Poker Party. I remember watching Chang finish 6th in the 2005 WSOP Ladies Event. With six players left at the final table, she was second in chips behind Jennifer Tilly. It looked like Chang had a shot at the chip lead when she got her pocket queens all-in against Tilly’s pocket sevens. The board came A-8-5-6-4, giving Tilly the straight and Chang the rail. I almost wondered if Chang played the event at the Bike this week to see if she could get another shot at Tilly:)
I noticed that Marsha Waggoner and Lacey Jones also made the money at the Bike this week, finishing 18th and 22nd respectively. Congrats gals.
Paul Hannum Charity Tournament
PaulFor those of us that worked in the poker tournament media, one of our bright spots was getting to work with the WPT’s cameraman and photographer, Paul Hannum. And with his unexpected death earlier this month, we are left with a void once filled by one of the most genuine, talented professionals in the business. But our void is small compared to the one his fiancee and, as yet, unborn daughter must contend with.
Tomorrow, August 29th, Gavin Smith is hosting a $1000 buy-in charity tournament event at the Bike, where all the proceeds will go to Paul’s fiancee Sarah and baby Hannum. If you do got, be sure to say hi to Jen who will be taking up the cause on the felt. If you’re not able to make it to the Bike and would like to do something for Sarah and the baby, check out this site.
A number of great prizes have been put up for the event, including a $25,000 seat at the WPT Championship Event and
ANY 10K WPT televised Poker Event Sponsored by Full Tilt Poker
WPT POKERSTARS CARRIBBEAN ADVENTURE
* WPT Buy-In $7,800+200
* 7 night accommodation Atlantis, Bahamas (valued $3,000)
PARADISE POKER CONQUEST PRIZE PACKAGE
May 12-18th, 2007 Atlantis Resort, Bahamas
* $5,200 Buy In to the Conquest of Paradise Island Main event
* 6 nights accommodation Atlantis, Bahamas (valued $2,000)
WPT CELEBRITY INVITATIONAL SEAT