WSOP Event #54 – Dana Castenada Wins Bracelet

Dana Castaneda Wins Event #54

Dana Castaneda Wins Event #54On a day where another two World Series of Poker bracelets were handed out, one of them has made a little bit of history by being awarded to the first female winner of a WSOP bracelet in Vegas since Vanessa Selbst won one back in 2007.

Dana Castaneda came out on top of the remaining 14 players of the original 2,883 that registered after coming into the day as one of the shorter stacks in the field. She eventually managed to make it into heads up against Jason Bigelow with a large chip advantage over her opponent which never changed as she took home the title in a final hand that saw her two pair fade his flush draw.

She had actually eliminated four out of the five final players left in the event that were up against her, meaning her performance was polished and scattered with just the right amount of fortune to now push her career skywards.

As the day started it was Barry Hutter that came into the day leading the event for the second day running, however despite making it into the final six players with the chip lead, he would actually finish in that position after a bad run of luck.

Others that couldn’t quite put in a title winning performance on the day included Phillipe Clerc, Jacob Bazeley, Thomas Hall and Molissa Farber, though they will more than likely be more than satisfied with a decent payday.

How It Finished!

Dana Castaneda – $454,207

Jason Bigelow – $281,991

Matthias Bednarek – $198,883

Michael Zucchet – $143,642

Philippe Clerc – $105,007

Barry Hutter – $77,685

Jacob Bazeley – $58,147

Joseph Wertz – $44,032

Kenneth Gregersen – $33,731

Nicco Maag – $26,128

Another event done and dusted and not too many more to look forward to, we really ought to make the most of this high class action whilst it lasts. This is especially the case as we will have a bit of a wait until the very next major tournament comes along.