Saturday, June 18, 2016

A Few Minutes With Candida the Chipleader


Down to 42 players in today's OneDay$100k and the remaining field went on a quick break. I had a chance to spend time talking with chipleader Candida Ross-Powers during the break.

Ross-Powers took down the First Saturday tournament in May, cashing for $12,183 in the $300 buy-in with a $40,000 guarantee. She said she was a bit tired by the time that wrapped up about 2am, and she was unable to turn her brain off enough to settle and sleep by 5am!

She has a number of good-sized cashes to her name, including a 5th place in the 2012 WSOP Ladies Event for $35,000 - her largest cash-to-date - as part of her more than $100,000 in recorded career tournament winnings.

Her poker bankroll comes form tournaments, she says, as she's not a cash game player here at Thunder Valley or anywhere else.

A social worker who investigates elder abuse, Ross-Powers says she's nearing retirement, so I'd guess you can prepare to see here much more often at the poker table in the near future.