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History Made at WSOPC New Orleans
Daphne Turner made poker history at the New Orleans World Series of Poker Circuit event Thursday, becoming the first woman to win two WSOPC gold rings.
The Richmond, Texas resident beat Allen Kessler heads-up to win the $300+$40 Mixed Game event, two years to the day after becoming the first woman to win an open event at WSOPC New Orleans.
The tenth gold ring event of 19 at this year's Bayou Poker Challenge, the tournament drew 68 players. The top eight finishers split a $19,788 prize pool with first paying $6,727.
Meanwhile, in the WSOPC New Orleans $300+$40 No-Limit Hold'em with Rebuys event, former reality TV star Lake Garner outlasted a 164-player field to earn $28,144.
Garner and his wife appeared in the 2006 season of the reality television show The Amazing Race, finishing sixth.
But the Hattiesburg, Mississippi resident was the last man standing after the field in this event logged an amazing 656 $100 rebuys, amounting to an average of four per player.
Three-time World Series of Poker Circuit Gold Ring winner Dwyte Pilgrim also made a final table in the seventh tournament on the WSOPC New Orleans schedule, a $500+$50 NLHE event.
But there would be no fourth ring for the Brooklyn, New York native, who finished ninth as New Orleans truck driver Steve Grant went on to book the $23,697 win.
Pilgrim holds still has the most cashes, final tables, and wins of any player on the WSOP Circuit over the past two seasons.
WSOPC New Orleans continues through May 19.