Melissa Burr Makes Players Championship Final Table

Trailblazer.

She got game.

Amazingly, no woman has ever cashed in the WSOP Players Championship.

Over the years, many capable women have entered the Players Championship and made a good run at it. The likes of Jen Harman, Vanessa Selbst…Jen Harman…Vanessa Selbst…Jen…Harman…Vanessa…Selbst…

Errrr…Melissa Burr, a woman, has now broken through, not just cashing but grabbing a seat at the 2014 WSOP Players Championship final table.

Burr will enter final table play in seventh overall, stacked at 661,000. She trails overall chip leader and major on-a-heater-guy Brandon Shack-Harris with 4,101,000. Abe Mosseri is second overall (3,485,000). Allen “Chainsaw” Kessler is the short-stack (439,000).

First place will earn $1,517,767.

The final table may be short on star power, but it’s high on women. We’re sure the collective poker community will be pulling for a strong Burr finish. Get full chip counts and follow the final table action here.

In other 2014 WSOP news…

:: Event #48 ($1,500 Omaha Hi/Lo 8oB) – The Intense Stare of Scott Clements is right where he should be: atop an 8oB leaderboard. With 11 remaining, Clements is stacked at 699,000. He’s followed by Jeff Madsen with 654,000. Get full chip counts here.

:: Event #49 ($5,000 NLH) – What is that? WHAT TIME IS IT! Is it…Einiger Time! Former lackjack pro Ken Einiger sits atop the Event #49 leaderboard with 174,000. He’s closely followed by Josh Arieh with 173,4000. This one attracted an impressive 696 players with first paying $719,707. Lots of big names remain. Get full chip counts here.

Everyone is creaming all over themselves about the Monster Stack event today. Follow it on WSOP.com this afternoon.

 

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