Event #53: $10,000 Ladies No-Limit Hold'em Championship
Event #53: $10,000 Ladies No-Limit Hold'em Championship
Day 1 completed

Patty Landis Takes Day 1 Chip Lead of Ladies Championship

• Level 10: 400-800, 100 ante
Day 1 Chip Leader Patty Landis
Day 1 Chip Leader Patty Landis

One of the best events of the series has completed its first day of play. The lovely ladies of Event #53: $10,000 Ladies No-Limit Hold'em Championship have bagged and tagged their chips for the night at the 45th annual World Series of Poker.

Day 1 saw 793 of poker’s best-looking bunch take to the felt, creating a prize pool of $713,700. The eventual champion will walk away with $153,470 and a shiny new WSOP gold bracelet.

Only 101 survived the opening day of play. Leading the way was Las Vegas native Patty Landis with 71,200. Other top stacks include Canadians, Randi Rusnell (55,600) and Xuan Liu (55,200).

Some notables moving on to Day 2 are Heidi Rhodes (49,000), Lyra Vance (45,500), Melanie Weisner (41,300), Lyra Dee Dozier (18,000), Christina Lindley (10,000), and Kristalina Steininger (7,800).

Some of the best female minds in poker entered the field on Day 1. Kathy Liebert, Allyn Jaffrey Shulman, Cyndy Violette, Gaelle Baumann, Liv Boeree, Amanda Musumeci, Kristy Arnett, Loni Harwood, Jackie Glazier, and Amanda Baker all took a seat with WSOP glory in their sights. Unfortunately, none of them would make it through to the end of the night.

Play will resume at 1 p.m. on Saturday in the purple section of the Amazon room. The ladies should be in the money fairly quickly as they will start only 20 eliminations away. Thank you for following along today and keep it locked on PokerNews for all of Day 2’s big pots and bust outs.

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End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

• Level 10: 400-800, 100 ante
Patty Landis (Pat Landis) 71,200 71,200
Gwendoline Laurent 59,300
Janis Numan 58,500
Randi Rusnell 55,600
Xuan Liu ca 55,500 16,500
Kendra Wray US 53,000 15,600
Mikiyo Aoki us 50,100
Heidi Rhodes US 49,000 49,000
Elizabeth Montizanti us 46,100 16,100
Stacey Sullivan us 45,600
Lyra Vance US 45,500 -18,500
Karen Cameron CA 44,900 25,900
Darlene Lee CA 44,100 -900
Melanie Weisner us 41,300 13,300
Pamela Caravan CA 41,100 -900
SIriwan Sukmekerd 38,500 1,500
Karen Novotny us 38,300
Chanel Crawford 37,500
Wendy Going US 37,300 3,300
DID NOT REPORT us 36,500
Haixia Zhang us 36,500
Ngocchau Do (Chau Do) 36,400
Nhat Nguyen (Janice Nguyen) 36,200
Lauren Kepple 36,000
Joan Goyette CA 35,900

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• Level 10: 400-800, 100 ante

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Barsanti-Chou Stays Alive

• Level 10: 400-800, 100 ante

Patty Barsanti-Chou was blinding away and decided to make a stand moving all in with {9-Hearts}{4-Hearts} on a {j-Hearts}{q-}{k-Hearts} flop. Her opponent had put her at risk with {10-}{9-} for a flopped straight and Barsanti-Chou was left drawing to a flush or a possible chop. The turn {8-Hearts} brought Barsanti-Chou life, making her flush and she would score the double up after the river came a brick.

Patty Barsanti-Chou 19,000 7,000

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Seven More Hands

• Level 10: 400-800, 100 ante

With 10 minutes left on the clock, the floor staff has drawn a seven and the ladies will play seven more hands.

The Rich Get Richer

LaneAnderson • Level 10: 400-800, 100 ante

The player in the cutoff seat raised all in and Lyra Vance made the call with her massive stack of chips on the button. She turned over {9-Spades}{9-Hearts} and was ahead of her opponent's {a-Spades}{4-Diamonds}. The board ran out clean for the nines, with the dealer turning over [6hqqcqs4sqs]. Vance scored a knockout and added even more chips to the fortress she is building in front of her.

Lyra Vance US 64,000 7,000

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