Event #19: $2,500 Limit Hold'em / Six Handed

Kim Nguyen Eliminated in 2nd Place ($131,900)

[user101598] • Level 26: 15,000-30,000, 0 ante
Kim Nguyen - 2nd Place

Kim Nguyen raised with the button, Darren Woods re-raised, Nguyen got the rest of her stack in the middle, and Woods called.

Nguyen: {k-Clubs}{2-Clubs}
Woods: {4-Hearts}{2-Hearts}

Nguyen was in great shape to double, and the {k-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}{6-Spades} flop kept her in the lead. The {j-Spades} on the turn was clean, and all signs pointed towards a double-up until the {4-Clubs} slammed on the river to give Woods trips.

All Nguyen could do was laugh - and she has good reason to smile. She bested 352 runners, and earns $131,900 for her second place finish. Nguyen was the third woman to make a final table at the 2011 World Series of Poker, but after falling short this is officially the 179th straight open event won by a male player.

However, with the recent success of female players, that number is surely in danger.

Tags: Kim NguyenDarren Woods