WSOP: Fleck Takes Third and Rossi Eight in Stud Event; Marquez Sixth in 6-Max

Even though no woman has won a bracelet yet, female poker players continue to make final tables at the WSOP this summer. Yesterday mixed games player Katherine Fleck, who just a couple of days ago finished in 16th place of the 10k H.O.R.S.E. Championship, went on to take third place in Event #31: $1,500 Seven Card Stud. Fleck entered the final table 6th in chips and was able to ladder up eliminating poker villain Chris Ferguson on her way. Fleck took home $43,765 for her impressive run.

Esther Rossi made the final table as well, but bowed out in 8th place for $8,355. Rossi, who cashed in her first WSOP event 30 years ago, has had plenty of WSOP cashes over the years, many of them in Seven Card Stud tournaments. In 1988 she finished runner up to Loretta Huber in the Ladies Event, which at that time was a $500 Seven Card Stud Event. In 1992 she was runner-up in the $2,500 Stud Event. Rossi’s biggest cash so far came in 2008 when she finished in 4th place of a $1,500 H.O.R.S.E event and took home $68,505.

Another poker player who has been consistently cashing over the years is Ana Marquez. With 1,245,240 in live tournament earnings the Spanish pro has enjoyed a lot of success since she first cashed in a tournament in 2009. This spring she won the High Roller at 888poker live Bucharest for $32,068.

Before playing the WSOP this summer Marquez had not made a WSOP final table, but that changed when she made the final table of Event #28: $3,000 NLH 6-max. Marquez entered the final table as a huge dog with just 10 big blinds and was not able to spin it up, running a pair of sixes into Gary Hasson’s pocket nines. Marquez took home $67,166 for her deep run.

Photo: Katherine Fleck (left) and Ana Marquez

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