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Tiffany Michelle Strikes Gold at WSOP Lake Tahoe; Minghini calls the shots in the main event

by KZ Poker

The last World Series of Poker Circuit (WSOPC) stop at Harveys Lake Tahoe ends this week and has awarded multiple circuit rings in more than a dozen events.

Among the latest circuit ring winners are those from California Tiffany Michellea long-time poker host and grinder who defeated WSOPC Event No. 14 $400 No-Limit Hold’em for $11,602 and his first circuit ring, i Jarod Minghiniwho won the $1,700 buy-in Main Event for $153,368 and his fourth ring.

Tiffany gold ring

Tiffany Michelle

Michelle is no newcomer to the poker industry and has been a long time host for PokerNews, WSOP, 888poker and other outlets.

Michelle first made a name for herself when she finished 17th in the 2008 WSOP Main Event for $334,534, a significant portion of her $406,263 in live earnings reported by Hendon Mob.

The poker commentator made the trip to WSOPC Lake Tahoe and ended up winning Event #14: No-Limit Hold’em, a $400 buy-in event that attracted 130 runners and generated a prize pool of $42,900. Michelle found herself in front of Sacramento’s Sean Drakea WSOP bracelet winner who retired in second place for $7,168.

After the win, Michelle wrote on Twitter that she had traveled to the Lake Tahoe stop to “create content” and “get in on the action.” Making the trip to western Nevada certainly paid off for the longtime poker host.

Won my first ring on the @WSOP circuit for a $11,000 score ##

— Tiffany Michelle (@TiffnyMichelle)

WSOPC Event No. 14 $400 No Limit Hold’em Final Table Results

PLACEPLAYERHOMETOWNPRIZE (IN USD) 1Tiffany MichelleNewhall, CA$11,602 2Sean DrakeSacramento, CA$7,168 3Julian RuvalcabaN/A$4,923 4Gary PisarekCebu$3,476 5Rex ClinkscalesLas Vegas, NV$2,526 6Patrick TestoniSanta Cruz, CA$1,890 7Erik HomanN/A$1,457 8Jeffrey DayBerkeley, CA$1,160 9Jeff TroegerCalifornia$953

Winner for Bobby

The WSOPC Lake Tahoe stop culminated in the $1,700 buy-in Main Event, which attracted 513 runners to generate a prize pool of $777,195. The top prize of $153,368 went to South Lake Tahoe native Jarod Minghini, who defeated San Diego. Jonathan Smith in a short frontal battle that lasted only one hand.

According to WSOP Live Updates, Smith moved all-in with ace-eight on the first hand of face play and Minghini called with king-nine before making two pair and eliminating the fellow Californian.

Jarod Minghini

It was an emotional win for Minghini, who told the WSOP that his brother, Bobby, had died just weeks earlier. Minghini took his chance among friends early in the tournament and said he would win his fourth circuit ring for Bobby, which is exactly what he ended up doing.

“As stupid as it sounds, I was hoping to win this tournament,” he said at the WSOP. “Bobby was with me the whole way. From the end of the dinner break on Day 1, I just started turning him around from there. All through Day 2, I was leading all day, winning every hands”.

Minghini’s previous rings were won in the 2019 WSOPC Bally $400 event which netted him $11,371, a 2019 WSOPC Thunder Valley $1,125 event for $37,782 and a 365 Pot-Limit Omaha event 2018 WSOPC Thunder Valley dollars for $9,180.

Jarod Minghini

WSOPC Event #11 – $1,700 Main Event Final Table Results

PLACEPLAYERHOMETOWNPRIZE (IN USD) 1Jarod MinghiniSouth Lake Tahoe, CA$153,368 2Jonathon SmithSan Diego, CA$94,782 3Jesse TinsleyN/A$68,615 4Taylor HartNewberg, OR$50,396 5Casey McCarrelWalnut Creek, CA$37,564 6Scott StewartLakewood, CA$28,419 7Rayo KniepGermany$21,829 8 Brandon Soarema, San Francisco, CA$1977 , $13,490 CAD

Other winners

Other winners at the WSOPC Lake Tahoe stop include Taylor Pollardwho won Event #1: $400 No Limit Hold’em Double Stack for $15,838 and San Francisco Albert Gorelikwhich eliminated event no. 7: $400 No-Limit Hold’em 6-Handed for $18,205.

The WSOPC Lake Tahoe stop concluded with Event #16: $400 No-Limit Hold’em Double Stack, which saw Texas Wadih Kaawar go through a field of 166 runners to win $13,894.

A full list of winners at the WSOPC Lake Tahoe stop is available in the table below.

WSOPC Lake Tahoe Ring Winners

TOURNAMENT ENTRY PRIZE MAIN WINNER PRIZE WSOPC Event #1: $400 No Limit Hold’em Double Stack $199 $65,670 Taylor PollardConcord, NV $15,838 WSOPC Event #2: $250 WOMEN’S EVENT $59 $11,800 Rachel Event -Lid’01-019 $Delivery 178$58,740Rex ClinkscalesLas Vegas, NV$14,898 WSOPC Event no. 4: $400 No-Limit Hold’em424$139,920Thomas MasinterN/A$27,513 WSOPC Event no. 5: $250 MEN’S EVENTS, $250 Seniors Event, No-Limit $0,Smith60, $62, $62, $60. Hold’em Mystery Bounty172$88,580Oscar AlvarezCalifornia$18,304 WSOPC Event no. 7: $400 No-Limit Hold’em 6-Handed235$77,550Albert GorelikSan Francisco, CA$18,205 WSOPC Event no. 9: $400 No-Limit Hold’em Monster Stack394 $130,020 Allan ShefferStateline, NV $26,680 WSOPC Event no. 10: $400 No Limit Hold’em $214 $70,620 Terence ReardonQuincy, MA $16,580 WSOPC Main Event $16,585 Lake N. $153 368 WSOPC Event No. 12: $400 No-Limit Hold’em171$56,430Westley CannonEdina, MN $14,177 WSOPC Event no. 13: $400 No Limit Hold’em169$55,770 Christopher FunariMedia, PA$14,000Limitd Hold’em, PA$14,001-014 MichelleNewhall, $11,602 CA WSOPC Event no. 15: $250 MEN’S EVENT208 $41,600 David PageLas Vegas, NV $9,858 WSOPC Event 16: $400 No-Limit Hold’em Double Stack166 $54,780 Wadih Kaawar $13,894

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