J.J. Lui, A Woman, Leads WPT Five Diamond, Brunson, Gracz in the Hunt
Amelia Earhart. Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini. Sandra Day O’Connoer. Sally Ride.
Joanne "J.J." Liu (pictured right, "courtesy" of Card Player) is looking to join the above list of distinguished women "firsts" by winning a WPT event. With 26 players remaining, Lui ended Day 3 of the WPT Five Diamond Classic as the big stack, with 1,980,000 in chips.
Day 2 chip leader, Patrik Antonius, has held strong and is in fifth overall with 1,121,000. And right behind him is the the legend, Doyle Brunson, with 1,110,000.
Other notables include Michael Gracz. Gracz is tenth overall with 577,000 and is the only player left in the field in contention for Card Player’s Player of the Year award. Gracz needs a top five finish to take the lead. Phil Laak is still running strong, sitting with 475,000 (fourteenth overall).
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