WSOP 2010 Event 22 - Vanessa Hellebuyck Wins Ladies World Championship
Event #22 of the 2010 WSOP was the $1,000 Ladies NL Holdem Championship. 1,054 players took part in this event that sparked more controversy than any Ladies event in history.
WSOP 2010 Event 22 winner Vanessa Hellebuyck
Controversy surrounded Day 1 of this event as several men decided to play in the event. Among those men was Shaun Deeb, who claimed he played as the result of a lost prop. When men busted, they were met by thunderous applause. However, one of the men that entered would make the money. That cash may cost him as Seth Palansky announced that there would be punishments for those that played in the event.
117 players were paid in this event. Maria Ho finished in 75th, Liv Boeree in 53rd, Mimi Tran in 48th, and Linda Johnson finished in an impressive 31st. Sidsel Boesen led the ladies into the final table. Here are the final nine players and their starting chip counts:
Seat 1: Vanessa Hellebuyck 277,000
Seat 2: Holly Hodge 279,000
Seat 3: Allison Whalen 344,000
Seat 4: Kami Chisholm 529,000
Seat 5: Sidsel Boesen 789,000
Seat 6: Bonnie Overfield 226,000
Seat 7: Loren Watterworth 75,000
Seat 8: Timmi Derosa 437,000
Seat 9: Le Sengphet 206,000
Heads-up play in this event was between Sidsel Boesen and Vanessa Hellebuyck. Hellebuyck held a more than 4 to 1 chip lead with 2.59 Million to just 564,000 of Boesen. The final hand of the event saw Boesen move all-in from the small blind with 10d-9d and was called by Hellebuyck with pocket fives. The board missed both players and Hellebuyck's pocket fives made her the Ladies World Champion.
Vanessa Hellebuyck is the Event #22 Champion. She took both the bracelet and $192,132 in World Series of Poker prize money. Congratulations.
The final table payouts were as follows: