Nolan Dalla’s recap and pic tell the story:
The Lady is a Champ!
Daphne Turner Becomes the First Female Ever to Win an Open WSOP Circuit Event in New Orleans
New Orleans, LA Ã¢â‚¬â€œ The eleventh of fifteen scheduled events at the 2008 Bayou Poker Challenge concluded today as Daphne Turner won the $500 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em competition. The tournament was hosted by the Harrahs New Orleans Casino and Hotel. First place paid $34,920. Ms. Turner was also presented with a gold ring, awarded to all World Series of Poker Circuit winners here in the Crescent City.
Turner’s victory established several milestones. First, she became the first female to ever win an open WSOP Circuit tournament in the five-year history of the Bayou Poker Challenge (Note: “Open” events mean those tournaments which are open to all players). She also became only the sixth female to accomplish this feat nationwide since the WSOP Circuits began four years ago. Turner’s victory was truly remarkable, considering she has no previous record of cashes in a major poker tournament of any kind.
Turner is a 39-year-old bill collector. She lives in Richmond, Texas Ã¢â‚¬â€œ which is near Houston. She destroyed everyone sitting at what was her first final table ever. Turner personally busted eight of her nine adversaries in a three-hour performance that can only be described as overwhelming.