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Poker News | World Series of Poker

Event #53: $10,000 Ladies No-Limit Hold'em Championship Winner Haixia Zhang

Haixia Zhang Event #53 WSOP 2014
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The 2014 World Series of Poker Ladies Event started out with 793 women heading for the final showdown. Since the WSOP turned this event into a $10,000 buy-in — discounted to $1,000 for women — to our knowledge, no man has stepped up to the cashier and paid the fee. That's a good thing in our humble opinion. Those 793 ladies built a prize pool of $713,700 of which the winner would take home $153,470. That winner was Haixia Zhang! Zhang defeated Mikiyo Aoki heads-up to claim her first gold bracelet and an awesome first-place prize!

Final Table Results:

1Haixia Zhang$153,470
2Mikiyo Aoki$94,800
3Meikat Siu$61,114
4Elizabeth Montizanti$44,770
5Patty Landis$33,279
6Persia Bonella$25,072
7Kendra Wray$19,120
8Stacey Sullivan$14,752
9Patricia Cahill$11,504

Day 3 started with the final nine and two very short stacks. When it got down to three-handed, the battle rolled on for 30 hands before Meikat Siu was eliminated in third.

Heads-up play turned in favor of Zhang leaving Aoki with around 300K and on Hand #87 Mikiyo Aoki pushed all-in from the button — after sizing up Aoki's stack, Zhang made the call.

Aoki: {j-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}
Zhang: {a-Spades}{6-Spades}

The flop brought the {5-Diamonds}{3-Spades}{9-Hearts}. The turn card {10-Hearts} added some gutshot outs for Aoki. The river card {10-Clubs} took Aoki's dream of a gold bracelet and handed it to Zhang.

Congratulations Haixia!

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