Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Tiffany Michelle: The Woman to Watch

Last week, I profiled some of the women to watch during the World Series of Poker. Although I listed many of the women that experts were predicting to go the farthest in the WSOP, it seems one woman has come from under the radar and is poised to make a big splash during this year's event.

If the name Tiffany Michelle sounds familiar, it's because she is a video interviewer for Poker News. However, during this year's event, Tiffany is doing much more than just talking to other players about their performances. With only twenty-seven players left in the pursuit for the coveted Main Event bracelet, Tiffany has a chance to become the second woman of all time to make it to the final table of the Main Event. The first woman to accomplish this feat was Barbara Enright, who made it to the final table way back in 1995.

Tiffany became the last woman in the tournament early on Day Six, after Lisa Parsons was eliminated in the seventy-sixth spot. Fortunately for Tiffany, she survived the rest of the day, and will begin Day Seven with 9,755,000 in chips.

Even if luck decides to turn its back on Tiffany during her last push towards the final table, she is still guaranteed to take home at least $257,334! However, she may be able to get to the final table without luck, thanks to the strong position she has established. Tiffany will be entering Day Seven in third place, behind only Craig Marquis and the current leader, Dennis Phillips.

Although you are probably used to seeing Tiffany on the interviewing side of the microphone, thanks to her many years of practice and strong performance, you will be seeing her on the interviewee side of the mic over the next few days.


gtycoon said...

I was hoping we'd see Tiffany at the final table, but with the controversy that has transpired since her exit, maybe it was good she didn't get there. Too bad it had to end the way it did.