Sabat Eliminates Aoki; Maria Ho Last Woman Standing
There was a flurry of action in the last hand of the night over at Table 378. It was there that Mikiyo Aoki, who finished runner-up in this year's Ladies Event, got her stack of 1.025 million all in preflop against Eddy Sabat, who had her covered by just 60,000.
Aoki, one of only two women remaining in the field, was in a bad spot and in desperate need of a ten. The flop didn't contain one, and the turn wasn't one either. Aoki had just two outs headed to the river, neither of which came as the blanked instead.
Aoki's elimination in 83rd place means that Maria Ho, who is sitting on a short stack, is the last woman standing. Ho was the last woman standing in the 2007 WSOP Main Event where she ultimately finished in 38th place. Only time will tell where she finishes in this tournament, but she has officially captured the "Last Woman Standing" title for the second time in the last eight Main Events.