122 ladies return for Day 2 at Event #51

Kristy Arnett at WSOP
Kristy Arnett at WSOP

Kristy Arnett at the WSOP

The World Series of Poker is an open event where men and women have the same opportunities to play and the same chances to win. There is however one tournament dedicated to the ladies of poker and this is Event #51: $10,000 Ladies No-Limit Hold’em Championship. This is the first time when the event is open to male players as well, but only women enjoy a discount of 90% which explains why no man signed up.

On the other hand, there were 954 ladies ready to compete for a WSOP bracelet and a main prize of $107,000 and at the end of day one Chris Priday has the best claim at the jewellery. She is inching closer to hitting the 100,000 chips threshold with Sari F Utchen, Lauren Billings and Vanessa Kade struggling to close the gap. World-famous poker professionals such as Vanessa Selbst, Cherish Andrews, Jennifer Tilly, Kara Scott, Vanessa Rousso and Jennifer Shahade were not that lucky and left the event early.

Liv Boeree is one of the best placed poker professionals with the PokerStars team Pro member amassing more than 44,000 chips.

122 ladies will return tomorrow at 1 PM PST but five of them will leave empty-handed, as prizes are awarded to the best 117. Short stackers will be hard-pressed to survive the bubble, if they are to receive the guaranteed payout of $1631. Annie Liu and Danielle Andersen are some of the ladies to keep an eye on, as the two players briefly held the chip lead but lost sizeable pots at the end of the day.

Both of them are struggling to consolidate their position and make the top 10 at the end of Day 2, while preventing poker pros Liv Boeree and Jackie Glazier from overtaking them. Check out the top chip counts, as these are the players who have stacks ranging from 50,000 to 100,000.

  1. Chris Priday – 96,200
  2. Sari F Utchen – 80,500
  3. Lauren Billings – 74,600
  4. Vanessa Kade  – 71,300
  5. Kristen Bicknell – 69,400
  6. Vanessa Ames – 57,100
  7. Shana Matthews – 56,800
  8. Amanda Baker – 56,200
  9. Annie Lieu – 55,800
  10. Danielle Andersen – 55,700