Lina Niu won an award Women’s World Series of Poker Tour, She earned her first live tournament title and first prize of $105,136.
The 38-year-old businessman from Edmonton, Alberta defeated 578 entries in the $1,100 Buy In event to secure the win. The strong turnout at Wynn Las Vegas for the event saw the $200,000 guarantee, the largest ever for a women’s event, more than double to a final figure of $560,660.
The final table started with Niu leading the chips and Olga Ermolcheva second. Jimmy Kerstetter, twice World Series of Poker Circuit Ring winner and creative producer of WPT worldwide, He was the first to fall at the final table.
Kerstetter’s final hand saw her pay ten big blinds by 108 from the small curtain. Iermolcheva called from the big curtain with K.9. K board ran out8364 And Iermolchev’s superior husband awarded her the cup. Kerstetter earned $21,934 for sixth place, the sixth-most hit on record in her career. She now has $900,237 in her lifetime earnings after this latest deep run.
Cathy Lippert, the tournament’s second-highest-earning player of all time, was next to hit the rails. the WSOP Six-time bracelet winner WPT The ultimate table roster got it all done with an AK Six pocket faces Lina Niu. The Niether player found no help from the board and Leppert was eliminated in fifth place, earning $28,847 for her efforts. It was her 423rd tournament win, with over $6.8 million in winnings accumulated along the way. Vanessa Selbst ($10,899,027 in earnings) is the only female player to earn more in her career.
The curtain battle saw Dusty Smith shove with AJ and Cindy Spier call A-6. Neither player improved in the high 10 points and Spire lost out on fourth place ($38,350).
Dusty Smith got it all in a high queen flop with her QJ driving a Q-7 from Neo. Seven players on the river duo play New 2 and bowl, though Smith was sent home in third place ($51,538).
Nevertheless, Nyu entered the face-off game with 9,525,000 to Olga Ermolcheva’s 8,325,000. It only needed her 11 hands to convert that lead into the title. Niu was able to extend his lead at the start. On the last hand, Niu raised it to 450,000 on the button with an A6 And Ermolcheva paid for 3,950,000 with 99. Neo makes the call and the council runs out k64a5 To give Neo a winning pair of aces.
Iermolcheva earned $70,008 as runner-up. She now has $293,191 in lifetime tournament earnings to her name.
Here’s a look at the payouts awarded in the final table:
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