2012 WSOP Updates: Amanda Musumeci Just Misses

A bracelet was 'not in the cards' (7+ years and how have we never used that one?) for Amanda Musumeci.

Really? Really? This is getting ridiculous with women at the 2012 WSOP. Another event, another super close call on a bracelet. Here’s the latest.

:: Event #9 ($1,500 NLH Re-Entry) – Did you know that no woman has ever beaten a field of larger than 1,000 to win any open poker tournament? Well, neither do we. Just made that up. But it sounds right. So had Amanda Musumeci, a woman, pulled out a victory here, a few things would’ve happened: 1) the Zombie Apocalypse going on in Miami would go full blown, 2) she’d be the first woman since 2008 when Vanessa Selbst, a woman, won an open bracelet event, and 3) she’d be the first woman to win any major open poker event with more than 1,000 entries…probably. In the end, Musumeci came in second, earning $481,643.

Ashkan Razavi took the title, earning his first bracelet and $781,398. Two-time 2011 bracelet winner Brian Rast flamed out in sixth for $137,632. Get full results here.

:: Event #11 ($1,500 PLO) – Mostly a friends and family final table. Joran van der Sloot Vincent Van Der Fluit of the Netherlands (shocker) took it down, banking $265,21. Tristan Wade came in third for $102,690. Get full results here.

:: Event #12 ($10,000 NLH Heads-Up) – Down to the final four. Tommy Chen, Brock Parker, Brian Hastings, and Jason Mo remain. Follow the updates here.

:: Event #13 ($1,500 Limit Hold’em) – The field of 730 is down to 25. Leonid Bilokur of Russia hold the chip lead, stacked at 318,000. He’s followed by Ian Johns with 258,000. Jennifer Harman, a woman, is also still alive, albeit as a short-stack, with 60,300. Get full chip counts here.

:: Event #14 ($1,500 NLH Shoot-Out) – A strong field of 1,138 entered, with 120 winning their table and advancing to the next round. Among those who survived include Phil Ivey (his first cash of this WSOP), The Intense Stare of Scott Clements, Erik Seidel, Lauren Kling, a woman, Layne Flack, and Gavin Smith. Get a full run-down here.

 

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