At PokerWomenNews – we have high hopes for the women poker players at this years World Series of Poker. In fact, we went all in and predicted, that female poker players would win four bracelets in open events this summer! Yes, four bracelets.
Every week of the WSOP, I intend to take a look at the results so far. Bracelet wins. Final tables. Deep runs. Here are the highlights from week three and four.
The return of the “Old Timers” has been the theme at the WSOP this year as highlighted in a PokerNews’ post. But in fact it’s not only the “Old School Poker Players”, who have dominated the felt, it’s literally the seniors too – at least speaking about women going deep in week three and four.
In the $1,000 Seniors Championship, that attracted more than 5,300 runners, Gina Bacon finished in 6th place for $118,923, and in the $1,000 Super Seniors No Limit Hold’em Veronica Daly was just three players away from winning a gold bracelet. Daly took home $84,005 for her 4th place finish.
Kristen Bicknell Close to #3
Two-time bracelet winner Kristen Bicknell was eying her third bracelet when she made the final table of the prestigious $10,000 6-Max NLH Championship. The event attracted the best players in the world, and 332 runners ponied up the $10k buy in. Bicknell began the final table as the short stack and even though she was able to double up, she was eliminated in 6th place for a $96,823 payday.
6th for $96,823! Not my best showing, but a fun run. So exhausted! Will get back to messages asap, so grateful for kind words all!
— Kristen Bicknell (@krissyb24poker) June 24, 2017
Nancy Nguyen and Wendy Weismann Make Final Tables
Nancy Nguyen who we know primarily as a no limit player decided to play Event #24: $1,500 Limit Hold’em, and it proved to be a great decision. Nguyen wound up taking 5th place for $37,850 – her largest cash since 2015 when she finished in 4th place of a WSOP Circuit Main Event in Choctaw for $121,873.
For some reason PLO is not a game that traditionally attracts women. But in Event #47: $1,500 PLO Hi-Lo Wendy Weissman personified the exception to the rule. The mixed game player from California made the final table and finished in 9th place for $15,470.
Apart from making final tables week three and four saw plenty of women go deep in different events. In Event #27: $3,000 6-Max Sam Cohen outlasted more than 900 players to finish in 17th place for $23,029. Actress Farah Galfond – the wife of poker legend Phil Galfond – can certainly hold her own, which she proved in Event #28: $1,500 Limit 2-7 Triple Draw, where she finished in 21st place for $3,563. In the $10,000 HORSE Championship E-tay (Esther Taylor-Brady) was going deep – again – finishing in 18th for $15,000.
In Event #32: $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo bracelet winner Allyn Shulman wound up taking 15th for $7,162, and in Event #33: $1,500 NLH Kami Hudson bubbled the final table in 10th for $23,409, while Melissa Gillet (who took 4th place in Event #12) finished in 16th place and received $14,699 for her efforts. Sharon Barth bubbled the final table too and took home $11,435 for her 10th place finish in Event #39: $1,000 NLH Super Turbo Bounty.
China’s Li Fu went deep in Event #37: $1,000 NLH finishing in 11th place for $18,270. With this cash Fu is now up to more than $120k in live tournament earnings. Katie Swift finished the same event in 19th place for $9,209. Last but not least Barbra Lewis took 12th place in Event #40: $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo for $9,150.
Keep an Eye on: Kate Hoang
Kate Hoang first cashed in an event two years ago. It was a Pkv $200 Limit Omaha Hi-Lo tournament, and Hoang finished in 11th place for $683. One year later she was runner up in WSOP Event #64: $3,000 PLO Hi-Lo, where she took home $182,281! Now one year later she is deep in the $10,000 Championship version of the event and 3rd in the chip counts going into the final day of play with only 15 players left. Honestly, in the light of Hoang’s incredible learning curve, I will not be surprised to see her win the gold bracelet and the $511,147 up top.
Bracelets: 1 (Liv Boeree)
Final Tables: 4 (Linglin Zeng, E-Tay, Sam Cohen, Lanie Foster)
WSOP Leaderboard: Linglin Zeng, 23th. Carol Fuchs, 36th
Final Tables: 2 (Melissa Gillet, E-Tay)
WSOP Leaderboard (top 100 as of June 14): E-Tay #16. Linglin Zeng #75. Carol Fuchs #89.
WEEK THREE & FOUR
Final tables: 5 (Nancy Nguyen, Gina Bacon, Veronica Daly, Kristen Bicknell, Wendy Weissman)
WSOP Leaderboard (top 100 as of June 28): Linglin Zeng (53th), Kristen Bicknell (67th).
Be sure to check out Week 5 of the WSOP, when I return next week with more coverage of deep runs, final tables and hopefully another bracelet win (or two).