Event 51: $1,000 Ladies No-Limit Hold'em Championship
Tage:
123

Highlights

Highlights

Baumann Boomin'

Shamus

Gaelle Baumann of France has already cashed once at this summer's WSOP, earning $5,265 for a 123rd-place finish in Event 46: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em.

She appears primed to make another cash here today — and perhaps a deep run — after assuming the chip lead during the early evening. She currently appears among the first to have eclipsed the 50,000-chip mark thus far.

Gaelle Baumann fr
Gaelle Baumann
Winamax Team Pro
fr 50,500

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Coren Cut Down

Shamus

Victoria Coren's run has ended shy of the cash, thanks to a couple of unfortunate hands.

In one, Coren saw her {k-}{k-} beaten by an opponent holding {6-}{6-} when the latter made a straight on the river. Short-stacked after that one, Coren was all in against two players with {A-}{J-} on a jack-high flop only to be outdrawn by one holding {K-}{J-}.

Victoria Coren gb
Victoria Coren
gb Ausgeschieden

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Silver and Gold

Shamus

We started out today with all four sections of the Brasilia Room — Red, Bronze, Gold, and Silver — filled with players, although now we're down to just the Gold and part of the Silver. Here's a sampling of counts from the remaining tables.

Gaelle Baumann fr
Gaelle Baumann
Winamax Team Pro
fr 50,500 13,850
Leo Margets
Leo Margets
40,500 26,700
Monica Hinojosa
Monica Hinojosa
34,000 3,500
Della Jones us
Della Jones
us 34,000 2,000
Lisa Parsons
Lisa Parsons
32,000 -4,000
J.J. Liu tw
J.J. Liu
tw 19,200 15,800
Kristy Arnett us
Kristy Arnett
PokerNews Onnit
us 18,000 1,450
Jamie Kerstetter us
Jamie Kerstetter
us 17,500 -12,000
Erica Schoenberg us
Erica Schoenberg
us 14,800 725
Lana O'Brien
Lana O'Brien
9,200 1,300
Marsha Wolak us
Marsha Wolak
us 6,500 -2,200
Sarah Grant us
Sarah Grant
PokerNews Onnit
us 5,800 800
Level:
8
Blinds:
200/400
Ante:
50

Parsons Keeps Pushing

Shamus

Lisa Parsons has done well thus far today, pushing up among the leaders early on and remaining there as we near the end of Level 7. Parsons is no stranger to doing well at the WSOP, having final tabled this event in 2009 (finishing seventh) and also making a deep run in the WSOP Main Event in 2008 when she finished 76th.

Just now Parsons saw a short-stacked opponent open with a raise from middle position, and when it folded back to her in the blinds she reraised, forcing a bit of thinking from her opponent and then finally a fold.

"I had a pair," said her opponent. "I did, too," said Parsons. Further conversation revealed Parsons probably had something better than the sixes or sevens of her opponent, and so it might well have been a good fold.

In any event, Parsons adds a few more chips to the tall stacks she's already built.

Lisa Parsons
Lisa Parsons
36,000

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Wolak Is Back

Shamus
Marsha Wolak
Marsha Wolak

Defending champion Marsha Wolak has chipped up slowly during the afternoon and early evening. Wolak won this event last summer by defeating a field of 1,055 to take the bracelet and $192,344 first prize.

She's outlasted more than 650 players already this year, too, as the field has shrunk below 300. Currently she sitting with just under 9,000 chips, giving her almost an average stack at present.

Marsha Wolak us
Marsha Wolak
us 8,700 4,100

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300 Remain

Shamus

Victoria Coren, author of the excellent poker-themed memoir For Richer, For Poorer: A Love Affair with Poker, has done a fair bit of writing about poker, so we'll let her report on the status of the event at present:

Victoria Coren gb
Victoria Coren
gb 12,000 1,500

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Enright Exits

Shamus

Barbara Enright, winner of this event two times (in 1986 and 1994), has just been eliminated.

The Poker Hall of Famer also owns a third WSOP bracelet for winning the a pot-limit hold'em event in 1996. Enright, of course, is the only woman ever to make a WSOP Main Event final table, having finished fifth in 1995.

Barbara Enright us
Barbara Enright
us Ausgeschieden

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More Eliminations

Shamus
Marsha Waggoner
Marsha Waggoner

Players continue to hit the rail at a rapid pace, with Timmi Derosa, Wendeen Eolis, Pamela Brunson, Marie-Lizette Acoba, and Marsha Waggoner among those who have been ousted of late.

Marie-Lizette Acoba
Marie-Lizette Acoba
Ausgeschieden
Timmi Derosa
Timmi Derosa
Ausgeschieden
Wendeen Eolis
Wendeen Eolis
Ausgeschieden
Marsha Waggoner us
Marsha Waggoner
us Ausgeschieden
Pamela Brunson us
Pamela Brunson
us Ausgeschieden

Jacks Work for Jamie

Shamus

Jamie Kerstetter has come back from the break to continue her winning ways, having just picked up another pot to push close to 30,000 and the current leaders.

With the board showing {4-Spades}{7-Clubs}{J-Diamonds}{4-Clubs} and about 2,000 already in the middle, Kerstetter's opponent checked, she bet 700, and her opponent called. The river brought the {6-Diamonds} and another check, and this time Kerstetter pushed out a bet of 1,800.

After tanking for a bit, her opponent finally called, saying "nice hand" as though realizing even when calling she wasn't good. Indeed, she wasn't, as Kerstetter turned over {J-Hearts}{J-Clubs} for a full house.

Jamie Kerstetter us
Jamie Kerstetter
us 29,500 6,000

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