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 two.
Melissa Gillett Takes 4th Place in Event #12
The second week of the WSOP was only one day old, when Melissa Gillett from Australia made the final table of Event #12: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em. The poker playing principal entered the final day as a huge chip leader with nearly three time as much chips as the second largest stack, Aditya Agarwal. Down to six players Gillett had lost some, but was still sitting on a healthy stack. Unfortunately she lost a big pot vs. David Pham with a pair of sevens against his pair of queens, and soon after Gillett was sent to the rail.
Gillett took home $127,180 for her deep and impressive run. This is the largest cash of her career; prior to this event Gillett had only cashed for around $12k. The tournament attracted 1,739 players, and David Pham wound up winning the bracelet.
E-Tay Final Tables H.O.R.S.E Event
When I made the prediction of four female bracelet winners this summer, E-Tay (Esther Taylor-Brady) was the first player I had in mind. Brett Collson from PokerNews gave the nod to E-Tay too, and on Facebook the mixed game pro said herself, that she had her “eyes on a bracelet”.
In the $1,500 Tag Team Event last week E-Tay came close via her team mate DJ MacKinnon, and this week …