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Women making noise at the World Poker Finals

14 November 2006

Erik Cajelais and Nenad Medic lead the Foxwoods World Poker Finals Main Event with massive stacks topping the $1 million mark.

Although neither player has won a major tournament, both have played superb poker since Sunday, using their large stacks to push their opponents off pots and increase their tournament standing.

But if either player wants to take home the $1 million top prize, they will have to fight off the ladies.

Thithi "Mimi" Tran and Kathy Liebert sit in fourth and fifth place respectively. Both women have used their aggressively styles well, making many of the rail birds wonder aloud whether this will be the tournament where a woman finally wins a World Poker Tour Main Event crown.

"Mimi is such a strong player," said Clonie Gowen, another female player still in the WPF Main event. "She's got chips and knows how to use them. I expect her to make the final table and if she does, who knows."

Gowen, who battled back from near-elimination to make day three, has $230,000 in chips. She will need to play well and get lucky to make the final table, but according to her, there's a reason why short stacks need to keep pressing.

"At this point in the tournament anything can happen," Gowen said.

Rumors that Daniel Negreanu was eliminated early spread quickly through Foxwoods as he easily drew the most attention at this event.

But the rumors were unfounded. Negreanu is still kicking despite his many verbal declarations that the tournament structure for this event is awful.

Playing from the short stack for most of the day Monday, Negreanu picked his spots well and was able to survive with a marginal amount of chips.

He will begin play Tuesday with $261,000 chips and the largest cheering section.


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Ryan McLane

Ryan McLane was a poker reporter for Casino City. Although he has a strong background in reporting, the same can't be said for his poker skills. He has never won a major tournament nor is he a professional player. He applied for this job thinking it was a joke, only to find it out that it's true, people will pay you to write about poker. His favorite word is ridiculous.

After receiving his BA in History from Stonehill College in Easton, MA, he somehow ended up freelance reporting for a couple years before being deployed to Operation Iraqi Freedom III with the Massachusetts National Guard. He's back now and is a strong advocate of the phrase "God Bless America."

Currently, Ryan lives in Boston and occasionally makes international treks to cover tournament poker and news. Feature writing is his passion and there is no need to ask for his opinion, he'll probably offer it first - free of charge.
Ryan McLane
Ryan McLane was a poker reporter for Casino City. Although he has a strong background in reporting, the same can't be said for his poker skills. He has never won a major tournament nor is he a professional player. He applied for this job thinking it was a joke, only to find it out that it's true, people will pay you to write about poker. His favorite word is ridiculous.

After receiving his BA in History from Stonehill College in Easton, MA, he somehow ended up freelance reporting for a couple years before being deployed to Operation Iraqi Freedom III with the Massachusetts National Guard. He's back now and is a strong advocate of the phrase "God Bless America."

Currently, Ryan lives in Boston and occasionally makes international treks to cover tournament poker and news. Feature writing is his passion and there is no need to ask for his opinion, he'll probably offer it first - free of charge.