Day 3 Completed
Day 3 Completed
Tu Dao Leads Final Six of Event #47: $1,000/$10,000 Ladies No-Limit Hold'em Championship; Lexy Gavin Still in Contention
The third day of Event #47: $1,000/$10,000 Ladies No-Limit Hold’em Championship is in the books with six players remaining and bagging up for the final day of the tournament tomorrow at noon local time.
Leading the way is Tu Dao with a stack of 5,420,000. Dao started Day 3 as the chip leader and managed to bag the chip lead for the final day as well. However, it wasn’t all smooth for Dao. Indeed, she a had a roller coaster of the day and was a shorter stack at some points. She didn't give up and managed to slowly rebuild, winning pot after pot, and eventually climbed her way back up to the lead after eliminating 2018 runner-up Jill Pike in 12th place. Dao flopped top pair against Pike's flopped two pair. But Dao turned a gutshot as well and managed to river a straight to take the rest of Pike’s chips and move into the chip lead again.
Closely trailing Dao is Jiyoung Kim with 5,100,000 in the bag. Kim will be try to claim a title in her first WSOP cash ever. Nancy Matson rounds up the top three with 4,530,000. Matson is the owner of WSOP Circuit ring and will be looking to match it with a WSOP bracelet.
Lyly Vo (1,700,000),Lexy Gavin (1,430,000), and Sandrine Phan (1,185,000) are the other players that are still in contention as well. Gavin is a poker professional with over $75,000 in total earnings on her WSOP resume. She already has four cashes this summer and will try to keep her good run going by taking home her first six-figure score.
The remaining 6 players all have $27,643 locked up but six-place will be no-one's target when play resumes. They will all have their eyes on the first-place prize of $167,308 along with the WSOP bracelet.
Final Table Seat Draw
|Seat||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|1||Lexy Gavin||United States||1,430,000||24|
|5||Lyly Vo||United States||1,700,000||28|
|6||Nancy Matson||United States||4,530,000||76|
Final Table Results
|7||Raylene Celaya||United States||$20,582|
|8||Stephanie Hubbard||United States||$15,544|
|9||Barbara Blechinger||United States||$11,911|
Action of the Day
Day 3 saw 43 players returning to the felt out of a field of 968 entries. The bustouts were going at a rapid pace at the beginning with Jenny Ding exiting first, and many big names following her soon after including 2018 third-place finisher Lisa Fong (41st- $3,309), Katie Lindsay (40th place - $3,309), Kathy Liebert (35th place - $3,940), Jackie Glazier (29th place - $3,940) as well as 2017 Runner-Up Deborah Worley-Roberts (21st place - $4,767).
Three levels later, the field was whittled down to just 18 players and the stakes were high as many stars took their seats at the final two tables of the tournament. Natalia Breviglieri (15th place - $7,311), Vanessa Kade (14th place - $7,311), Veronica Brill (13th place - $7,311), Jill Pike (12th place - $9,262) all made it to the final two tables but unfortunately came up short from the final table.
The final table was reached when Margaret Martin three-bet shoved her last three big blinds with king-six after and got called by Sandrine Phan’s ace-nine. Phan made trips and Martin couldn’t make it to the podium.
Play started for the final table at Level 27 and within less than a level, the field was whittled down to only six players.
Barbara Blechinger was the first casualty of the final table in a post flop situation. Blechinger three-bet shoved with ace-king after turning top pair and Jiyoung Kim called with her flopped two pair. The river bricked and that was it for Blechinger’s run.
Stephanie Hubbard was next to go. Hubbard check-raised all in on the turn with ace-queen suited from the small blind with top pair and got snap-called by Matson’s full house.
Raylene Celaya was the last elimination of the day in 7th place when she three-bet shoved her last fifteen bigs with queens from the button only to be see Jiyoung Kim’s kings under the gun. The board was of no help to Celaya and she headed to the payout desk.
The remaining six will play on Day 4 until a champion is crowned and play will resume with 15 minutes remaining at Level 27 with blinds of 30,000/60,000 with a 60,000 ante.
The final day of this event will be airing on CBS All Access and PokerGO as this event is simulcast on both platforms with equal access for the subscribers of those platforms at 1 PM local time.
The PokerNews live reporting team will be bringing all you all of the updates throughout the final day of the event, so stay tuned as all of the action unfolds.
The remaining six players have bagged for the day. End-of-day chip counts and a recap will follow shortly.
Hand #26: Jiyoung Kim raised to 140,000 from under the gun and Nancy Matson called in the hijack. Raylene Celaya shoved from the button and the blinds quickly folded. Kim asked for a count and the dealer confirmed Celaya had 955,000 behind. Kim made the call while Matson quickly got out of their way.
The board ran out with no help to Celaya as she was eliminated in seventh place for $20,582.
The six remaining players have now bagged up their chips and will return for the final day on Sunday, June 23 at noon to play down to a winnner. A recap of today's action is to follow.
Hand #23: Sandrine Phan raised to 125,000 from mid-position and Lyly Vo three-bet to 270,000 from the cutoff. Phan let it go.
Hand #24: Nancy Matson raised on the button and picked up the blinds and ante.
Hand #25: Lexy Gavin raised to 140,000 from the button and Tu Dao three-bet to 325,000 in the big blind. Gavin considered her options for a while but opted to fold.
Hand #22: Sandrine Phan raised to 125,000 from the hijack and Stephanie Hubbard three-bet to 355,000 from the small blind. Nancy Matson called from the big blind and Phan folded.
The dealer fanned a flop of and Hubbard bet 225,000. Matson raised to 500,000 and Hubbard added the remainder to call.
The turn brought the and Hubbard checked. Matson fired 700,000 and Hubbard responded by moving all in for about 870,000. Matson snap-called and the players tabled their cards.
Hubbard had flopped top pair and Matson had turned queens full of sevens. The completed the board and Matson took down the pot, eliminating Hubbard in 8th place for $15,544.
Hand #20: Sandrine Phan raised to 140,000 under the gun and got no action.
Hand #21: Jiyoung Kim opened to 130,000 on the button. Lyle Vo and Stephanie Hubbard folded their blinds.
Hand #19: Barbara Blechinger raised to 150,000 from the early position and Jiyoung Kim defended her big blind.
They both checked through the on the flop to the on the turn. Kim check-raised the 250,000 bet of Blechinger to 600,000 who then decided to shove for 1,470,000 in total. Kim snap-called with for the flopped two pair. Blechinger held for the turned top pair.
The river completed the board with the to not bring any help to Blechinger as she was the first one to be eliminated from the final table.
Hand #16: Stephanie Hubbard raised to 130,000 from the cutoff and Raylene Celaya called in the big blind. The flop came for Celaya to quickly shove for 630,000 and Hubbard snap-folded.
Hand #17: Celaya raised to 205,000 from the small blind and that was enough to make Tu Dao fold her big blind.
Hand #18: Lexxy Gavin raised to 140,000 from the cutoff and that was enough to pick up the blinds and ante.