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.