The Ladies No Limit Holdem event started with 936 players but not all of them were female. The prize pool of $842,400 would see that 117 were paid with the winner claiming a first place prize of $170,587.
The Muck over at PokerNews.com has a head count of nine men (we use the world loosely) that took a seat in the Ladies Event - and some great pictures of their cute little faces featuring a five O’clock Shadow.
Yen Dang had a hard road ahead where each obstacle to her goal was a player with the same goal that wasn't just going to lay down and play dead. From Denver, Colorado, Dang was born in Vietnam 29 years ago and her previous occupation is listed as law school. But for the past four years Dang has played poker for a living.
Dang came to the Ladies Event with the idea that she was going to win it! With that in mind, she did! The three day battle ended when she held the chip lead over Debbie Pechac heads-up. Dang raised from the button to 75,000 and Pechac came back with a raise to 200,000. Dang called.
The board hit a and Pechac announced all-in. Dang called and spread to Pechac's j. The turn kept the winner with Dang in a and ended it with a .
Debbie Pechac made it to 21st and 14th in this event and made it to a six-figure score and second place this year. Congratulations on your finish Debbie!
Congratulations Yen Dang! Dang won the $1,000 Ladies No Limit Hold'em Championship and took home $170,587 and gold.
Sarah Grant of PokerNews.com talks with Yen about her win:
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