August 5, 2012 -
Women are often under-represented in poker events and hopefully, that will change. But these ladies are competing for their share of the chips and the prizes at the Parx Open Poker Classic going on at the Bensalem casino. The Parx Classic main event Aug. 10-15 is a World Poker Tour televised tournament. Over the next few days, players will compete in preliminary events.
Photos: Parx Poker Blog.
Lisa Pickell is a familiar face at area poker rooms. A lively presence at the table, Pickell finished 13th in the Parx Event No. 1 for $1,152.
“Rabbit” Everson, of Atlantic City, crossed the river to take 30th in Event No. 1 for $560.
Amanda Musumeci, of Northeast Philadelphia, had a sucessful World Series of Poker earning more than $480,000 for finishing second in a $1,500 buy-in no-limit hold’em event that had more than 3,400 entrants. And she went to the final table and finished eighth in the National Championship for more than $48,000.
Local player Jennifer Shahade is active in promoting women in poker. She finished 18th in Event No. 5 at Parx for $647.
Carolyn Mevorah went to the final table of Event No. 2.
Kim Edmonds, of Toms River, N.J., is a regular at Atlantic City poker events and other East Coast tournaments.
Jeanelle Roberts, of New York, finished 10th in Event No. 5 for $1,125. She also has cashes at the Borgata and Foxwoods, according to a poker database.