Pensacola’s Slusher wins Gulf Coast O/8 event at Beau Rivage


Shirley “Smiley” Slusher, who hails from Pensacola, captured Event 7 of the Gulf Coast Poker Championship, a $340 Omaha/8 tournament that attracted 122 players to the Beau Rivage in Biloxi, Miss. With her victory Slusher wins $12,782 for two days of work. She says she’s extremely excited to have her first tournament win under her belt, which was also her first mixed event tournament. Smiley usually plays the ring games and has been playing since 2005.