There are five players left for the final table of Event #22: Ladies No-Limit Hold'em Championship to compete for their first WSOP bracelet and the first-place prize of $115,694. On Day 1 of this event, 644 entries were collected to get to a total prize pool of $573,160.
In total, 97 of them were able to secure a cash over the past days but these five remaining ladies have guaranteed at least $26,458 while chasing the big prize and WSOP glory.
Mikiyo Aoki is in the lead and some of you might remember her from her runner-up finish in 2014 when she lost her heads-up battle against Haixia Zhang. Will this be the year she takes it down? She is followed closely on her heels by Debora Brooke. Joining them on the PokerGO.com live stream and feature table are Diane Cooley, Lara Eisenberg, and Women's Poker Hall of Famer JJ Liu.
Event #22: Ladies No-Limit Hold'em Championship Final Table Seat Draw and Chip Counts
|Seat||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|1||Mikiyo Aoki||United States||4,880,000||98|
|2||Diane Cooley||United States||1,265,000||25|
|3||Debora Brooke||United States||4,280,000||86|
|4||Lara Eisenberg||United States||1,200,000||24|
With around eleven minutes left in the level, play should resume at 4 p.m. local time with the small blind at 25,000, the big blind at 50,000, and a big blind ante of 50,000. The PokerGO stream will go live at 5 p.m. local time as there is a security delay due to the TV coverage showing the players' hole cards.
But follow the action live right here on PokerNews as the updates will be coming in from the first card off the deck until the final river.
Final Table Results and Remaining Payouts
|Place||Winner||Country||Prize (in USD)|
|6||Qing Lu||United States||$19,619|
|7||Marle Cordeiro||United States||$14,791|
|8||Cherish Andrews||United States||$11,341|
|9||Tiffany Lee||United States||$8,847|