2009 World Series of Poker

Event 17 - $1,000 Ladies World Championship
Day: 3
Event Info

2009 World Series of Poker

Final Results
Winning Hand
Event Info
Level Info
12,000 / 24,000

Event 17 - $1,000 Ladies World Championship

Day 3 Completed

Lisa Hamilton Wins Event 17 - $1,000 Ladies World Championship ($195,390)

Lisa Hamilton - winner!
Lisa Hamilton - winner!
It has been a super-fast final table! We are well under four hours of play at the time of bracelet being awarded, and consequently our winner looks amazingly fresh-faced for someone who has just won themselves a WSOP final table.

The youthful 37 year old from Hawaii was keenly railed by friends Elky, Arnaud Mattern and Eric Liu throughout her brief final table appearance, and now takes home the juicy first prize money as well as the WSOP bracelet. Not bad for what was her first live tournament.

Many congratulations to all of the final table players, and now it's back out into the Las Vegas sun for all of them to enjoy their prize money and the fabulously early finish.

Tags: Lisa Hamilton

Lori Bender Eliminated in 2nd Place ($120,575)

Bender - bent out of shape
Bender - bent out of shape
Only a couple hands into the heads up, and everything went crazy.

Lisa Hamilton limped in on the button and Lori Bender checked her option. All good, onwards to a flop.

Flop: {J-Clubs} {3-Spades} {8-Clubs}

Bender checked to Hamilton, and then called the 100,000 bet. Again, fine.

Turn: {4-Spades}

Bender checked again and this time Hamilton bet 300,000. Back to Bender, and she instantly announced all in for 397,000 more. Some more dwelling from Hamilton...and a call!

Hamilton: {Q-Spades} {8-Spades}
Bender: in some hot water on {8-Hearts} {9-Spades}

River: no help for Bender, as it is the {A-Hearts}

Thus, Lori Bender becomes the final player to bite the dust, and we have ourselves a winner.

Tags: Lisa HamiltonLori Bender

Mari Lou Morelli Eliminated in 3rd Place ($78,132)

Mari Lou Morelli eliminated in 3rd place
Mari Lou Morelli eliminated in 3rd place
Mari Lou Morelli opened to 75,000 with Lori Bender making the call.

The flop fell down {8-Clubs}{K-Clubs}{10-Hearts} and Bender lead out for 125,000. Morelli thought for a little before pushing all in for 60,000 more. "I priced myself in," commented Bender before making the call to see the cards tabled.

Bender: {9-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}
Morelli: {Q-Clubs}{10-Spades}

With Morelli in the lead, she looked in great shape to double when the {7-Spades} fell on the turn. Needing to avoid any jack, nine, eight or six to stay alive, the unfortunate {9-Spades} would fall to see her exit the tournament with a $78,132 payday.

Tags: Lori BenderMari Lou Morelli

Angel Pedroza Eliminated in 4th Place ($53,940)

Angel Pedroza eliminated in 4th place
Angel Pedroza eliminated in 4th place
Mari Lou Morelli pushed all in from the button and with more then half her stack committed in the big blind, Angel Pedroza slid the last of her chips into the pot.

Morelli: {A-Clubs}{10-Clubs}
Pedroza: {5-Hearts}{3-Clubs}

As the screams started to echo round, the flop of {3-Spades}{A-Diamonds}{2-Hearts} dropped to put Morelli in the lead, but left Pedroza with outs to stay alive.

The {7-Spades} on the turn changed little, and needing any five, three or four to double up, the {A-Hearts} would end Pedroza's hopes of snatching the bracelet.

As Pedroza headed to the rail, she was comforted by cheers from her rail and by the $53,940 in prize money.

Tags: Angel PedrozaMari Lou Morelli

Player Profile: Lisa Hamilton

Fancy some new jewellery?
Fancy some new jewellery?
Whenever someone makes a final table, you always expect friends and family to come along and sweat them from the rail.

In the case of Lisa Hamilton, she is lucky to have one of the great poker players on her side - Bertrand 'ElkY' Grospellier.

When we had a moment, we grabbed Grospellier so that he could share with us what he knows about Hamilton.

Normally a cash game specialist, Hamilton is close friends with Grospellier and his girlfriend. Bored with cash games, she decided to take a shot at her first live tournament by buying into the Ladies World Championship.

So far so good for the Hawaiian, who is our current over-whelming chip leader with more than 70% of the chips in play.

With her sight set on the coveted bracelet and title of Ladies Champion - make sure to stay tuned to PokerNews as the action unfolds!

Tags: Lisa Hamilton

Pedroza Doubles

As the action folded to Lisa Hamilton in the small blind, she looked down at her hand and then back to Angel Pedroza to sum up what was left of her one-time chip lead stack.

With only 10,000 behind, Hamilton put her all in and Pedroza obliged, making the call for her tournament life.

Hamilton: {Q-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}
Pedroza: {7-Spades}{6-Hearts}

With the rail calling hard for a six or a seven, their wish would be granted when the board ran out {10-Diamonds}{6-Spades}{5-Clubs}{3-Hearts}{5-Hearts} to see Pedroza double through to 78,000 in chips.

Tags: Angel Pedroza

Level: 23

Blinds: 12,000/24,000

Ante: 3,000

Hamilton Claims Upper Hand

Just keeps accumulating
Just keeps accumulating
Angel Pedroza opened the pot with an 80,000-chip raise from under the gun. With the action on Lisa Hamilton in the big blind, she bumped it up to 260,000 which prompted a fold from Pedroza.

The next hand, both players were in the blinds, and they saw a flop of {9-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}{J-Hearts} fall. Checks came from both players.

When the turn came the {10-Hearts}, Hamilton lead for 125,000 with Pedroza making the call. The river fell the {3-Diamonds} and Hamilton splashed the pot with a bet that totalled 350,000.

Pedroza sat in the tank for over two minutes before calling, only to see Hamilton table her {K-Spades}{Q-Clubs} for the nuts. Pedroza quickly mucked her hand.

With Pedroza now crippled on only 60,000, Hamilton soars to over 2,200,000 in chips.

Tags: Angel PedrozaLisa Hamilton