WSOP 2017 – Week 5: Tara Cain Runner-up; Plenty of Final Tables

At PokerWomenNews  we have high hopes for the women poker players at this years World Series of Poker. In fact, we went all in and predicted, that female poker players would win four bracelets in open events this summer! Yes, four bracelets.
Every week of the WSOP, I intend to take a look at the results so far. Bracelet wins. Final tables. Deep runs. Here are the highlights from week five.

Tara Cain Runner up in Online Bracelet Event
For the third consecutive year the WSOP has been offering an online bracelet, and this year there have been two online events on the schedule. Tara “BeatrixKiddo” Cain signed up for the $3,333 High Roller edition, that saw 424 entries, and she wound up taking 2nd place for $201,408. Cain had the chip lead with five players left, but down to four players the 2015 Main Event finalist Thomas Canulli overtook the lead. In the final hand of the event Canulli eliminated his last two opponents, Cain and Adam Owen, when his pocket tens held vs. both opponent’s ace-three.

Wang, Denzik, Rossi and Hoang Make Final Tables
Lena Wang was only four players away from capturing her first bracelet in Event #53: $3,000 Limit 6-Max. Wang was eliminated in 5th place by the eventual winner Max Silver and took home $32,345 for her deep run. According to the Hendon Mob this is Wang’s very first tournament cash.
Cheryl Denzik went on a heater in WSOP Event #55: $1,500 Seven Card Stud. On Day 2 Denzik was only left with half of a big bet, but within two levels she was able to run it up into the chip lead. At the end of day 2 Denzik had fallen back a bit, but she was still 3rd in chips going into the final day of play. But easy come easy go, and after loosing a big pot without showdown at the final table, Denzik was soon after eliminated in 6th place for $15,297. Oxana Cummings went deep as well and took home $6,803 for her 10th place finish.
In Event #51: $10,000 PLO Hi-Lo Championship, Kate Hoang was third in chips going into the final day of play. With eight players left Hoang had claimed the chip lead, but within five hours she went from chip leader to busto, and she was knocked out in 8th place for $44,738.
Bonnie Rossi had to settle for 8th place too in Event #57: $2,500 Omaha Hi-Lo/ Stud Hi-Lo. Rossi took home $17,760 for her deep run. With this cash the mixed game player from Auburn, Washington, is up to more than $115,000 in live tournament earnings. E-Tay fell short of the final table in 13th place for $8,650.

Deep Runs
Is 17 Vivian Im’s lucky number? Maybe not, but the poker player from South Korea finished in 17th place of both Event #58: $1,500 NLH, where she took home $15,250, and in Event #60: $888 Crazy Eights, where her 17th place finished paid $26,070.
Kelly Minkin overcame more than 1,500 entries in Event #52: $1,500 NLH, when she took 26th place for $11,144.
It was exciting to follow Vivian Truglio Saliba In Event #54: $10,000 PLO Championship. The player from Sao Paulo, Brazil, fell just shy of the final table in 11th place for $47,923.

Keep an Eye on: Esther Taylor-Brady
Esther Taylor-Brady
has cashed in six WSOP events so far, and she has made two final tables. At this very moment she is eyeing her third final table in Event ##64: $1,500 No Limit Hold’em/Pot Limit Omaha Mix. With only 16 players left E-Tay is second in chips going into the final day of play. E-Tay jumped right into the event after a massive cooler in the $50,000 Poker Players Championship, where she ran her pocket kings into Paul Volpe’s aces and lost a huge pot, that in reality eliminated her chances of a comeback. But that’s history, now only the gold bracelet counts for E-Tay.

Bracelets: 1 (Liv Boeree)
Final Tables: 4 (Linglin Zeng, E-Tay, Sam Cohen, Lanie Foster)
WSOP Leaderboard: Linglin Zeng #23. Carol Fuchs #36.

Bracelets: 0
Final Tables: 2 (Melissa Gillet, E-Tay)
WSOP Leaderboard (top 100 as of June 14): E-Tay #16. Linglin Zeng #75. Carol Fuchs #89.

Bracelets: 0
Final tables: 5 (Nancy Nguyen, Gina Bacon, Veronica Daly, Kristen Bicknell, Wendy Weissman)
WSOP Leaderboard (top 100 as of June 28): Linglin Zeng #53. Kristen Bicknell #67.

Bracelets: 0
Final tables: 5 (Kate Hoang, Lena Wang, Cheryl Denzik, Bonnie Rossi, Tara Cain)
WSOP Leaderboard (top 100 as of July 5): Linglin Zeng #92.

Be sure to check out Week 6 of the WSOP, when I return next week with more coverage of deep runs, final tables and hopefully another bracelet win (or two).

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