The Prestigious World Series of Poker, $10,000 Ladies No-Limit Hold'em Championship has come to an end and we have found the new winner of the female poker player championship for the year of 2014. Haixia Zhang rised to the top and not only took the prestigious title, but also her very first WSOP bracelet and the first prize of $153,740.
While the big buy-in seemed like a high amount, the WSOP had made a twist to the price as they discounted women 90% of the price, thus ending up on $1,000. This rule has been made as the WSOP are not allowed to deny men to play in the tournament and instead wanted to make it less attractive for them to participate.
Overall the total prize pool reached $713,700 that the players finishing in the money would split amongst each other. The women quickly began knocking each other out and showed some great poker on all three days of playing, with the culmination on day three where the final table began.
The final table was relatively quickly played and players took some classic coinflips to knock each other out. Eventually we reached the heads-up duel which was between Zhang and Mikiyo Aoki, which lasted less than 30 minutes before we found a winner.
The last hand was the 87th hand of the final table where Aoki on the button pushes all-in and Zhang quickly decides to call.
The dealer turns over a board that shows and with no help for Aoki, she finishes in second place and takes home the second prize of $94,800. Zhang celebrated the victory with her friends on the rail and was excited to bring home her first WSOP bracelet and also the first prize money of $153,470.