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Strip Poker: Tiffany Michelle Wins Charity Tourney at MGM

Poker Players Raise $43,000 to Benefit Road 2 Recovery


Jeff Madsen, Tiffany Michelle, Jimmy ButtonThe 2008 World Series of Poker main event last-woman-standing award went to Tiffany Michelle, and at the Fourth-Annual Road 2 Recovery Charity Poker Tournament held at the MGM in Las Vegas this weekend, she was the last person standing. The event was successful in raising more than $43,000 for the Injured Riders Fund.

Sixty-seven players showed up in support, including Layne Flack, Jon Friedberg, Hoyt Corkins, Todd Brunson, Brandon Cantu, Jennifer Harman, Marco Traniello, Karina and Chip Jett, Adam Schoenfeld, and Maria Ho. Jeff Madsen, along with the Road 2 Recovery founder Jimmy Button, hosted the event, and Jamie Gold and Robert Williamson III emceed. The donation to enter the tournament was $300, and the 160 $100 rebuys and add-ons padded the total number of money raised for charity. Flack won the award for most “re-donations” at 23, but Michelle wasn’t far behind with 19.

RaceThose rebuys paid off for Michelle. She beat Jeff Madsen heads up to win the first-place prize, which included a "World" model sports watch donated by Curtis & Co., a 22 lb. crystal trophy designed by Legacy Alliance, hotel suite accommodations at the MGM, as well as a $10,000 entry into the 2009 WSOP main event. Michelle pledged to donate five-percent of any winnings back to Road 2 Recovery’s Injured Riders Fund.

The Road 2 Recovery Foundation is dedicated to providing financial, motivational, emotional, and spiritual support to professional AMA-licensed motocross/supercross members who have sustained career-ending injuries. To make a donation, or to find more information on the organization, visit the Road 2 Recovery website. The event was sponsored in part by Card Player, Full Tilt, World Poker Tour Bootcamp, and Curtis & Co.