Leaving Banking for Poker After a Hold-Up, Alida Veliu, “Maybe a Pro,” Wins Ladies

Veliu called with pocket 10s and they held up when the board came With police on hand after the robbery, Schlain "identified herself to everyone in the room as a licensed attorney," telling them, "she was now legal counsel for everyone present during the robbery," Huling's affidavit said. Pokerstars Megastack Namur , Namur. But nearly all that money, she asserted, came from the 13 players' personal cash — not what was being wagered at the table. Frank McLean, 60, working on his brother's home across the street, said a tall police van and other vehicles pulled up in the early afternoon. She said a detective told her it could be seized without a warrant. She moved in for 72, with Q-J.

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The couple are also charged with one count each of illegally possessing a gambling device and "aiding in the operation of a gambling enterprise," both misdemeanors. Police went to the building at No arrests have been made in the robbery, said Holly McPherson, a spokeswoman for Newport News police. According to the search warrant affidavit by Master Police Detective James Huling, Jennifer Schlain told investigators the robbers "did not get much money" because they didn't know where most of it was.

Though she had told gamers she was holding the money in a safe, it was actually hidden in her upstairs law office, the affidavit states.

With police on hand after the robbery, Schlain "identified herself to everyone in the room as a licensed attorney," telling them, "she was now legal counsel for everyone present during the robbery," Huling's affidavit said. Huling wrote that the search wasn't designed to gather information about "legitimate clients" of Schlain's law firm or expose any protected "attorney-client" communications.

But based on her "proclaiming to be legal counsel" for those present, he wrote, "this search has the potential of exposing identifying information and illegal activities of these individuals. Circuit Judge Timothy S. Fisher granted the search warrant on July 10, with police searching the property later that day. They seized a glass smoking device, marijuana, two computers, an iPad, three cell phones, an external hard drive, poker chips, an "attendance list at scene of robbery," business papers and various financial records, according to court records.

The Schlains could not be reached for comment, either at their Denbigh home or at the business. Their cell phones — seized by police — were no longer in operation. Sherwood, 20, lives in Newport News, Virginia and this is her first Circuit try.

More of the same, but this time nobody went broke, and the level ended. Blinds were now 10,, with 3, antes. It actually took a few more minutes to lose another player. This time it was Ellis, holding 7d-6d. Veliu called with Qhh. Ellis seemed to be in good shape when the flop gave her two pair with only one heart. But then runner-runner hearts gave Veliu a flush, and now four were gone.

Ellis, 38, is a writer from Alaska now living in New York City who learned poker from her father when she was eight. Right after that, it was Strippoli who held the Qhh when she called with her last chips after Donna DiCrescento moved in. But DiCrescento, wth pocket queens, was an 83 percent favorite. In she won the ladies event at Foxwoods. She also noted on her bio sheet that she is a very hard worker and a very good friend. Horseback riding is her other hobby.

The ladies went on break and resumed play with blinds of 15,, and 4, antes. Next out was Patricia Killian. She moved in for 72, with Q-J. Veliu called with pocket 10s and they held up when the board came By now Veliu had accumulated close to half of the , chips in play.

She is married with two children and this is her "pretty cool" poker highlight.. The match got heads-up after DiCrescento raised with her last 75, holding K Veliu called with what she said was her favorite hand, Ad-9d.

The favorite hand won when the board came , and we were heads-up. The two finalists weren't that far apart and Veliu proposed that they chop the money and play for the pendant, After four hands of play, Scheiner moved slightly ahead. Then Scheiner raised with pocket 4s and Veliu moved in with Ad-5d. Veliu won when a 5 flopped, and Scheiner was down to 7, She doubled through once, but went out on the next hand after blinds went to 20,, with 5, antes.

Scheiner had A and busted out to Veliu's Qd-6h after the board came Q Her mother taught her to play two years ago. This is her first final table. Our website uses cookies to make your experience on our website better.

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