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Michelle Chin Becomes First-Ever Female Winner of a WSOP Circuit Main Event

Tags: Horseshoe Casino, Michelle Chin, poker history.
Posted on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 by "T".

History was made on Monday at Horseshoe Casino in Council Bluffs, Iowa when Michelle Chin became the first female to win a World Series of Poker Circuit Main Event. Chin, who was born in Taiwan but moved to the states 12 years ago, received her first gold ring and $88,126 in first-place money for winning the tournament, but little did she know that she was the first female in the Circuit's 11-year history to win a Main Event.

"It means a lot to me," She said. "There aren't too many women in the poker community. We like to see more and more women play because it is a fun game. No matter what sex you are you should be able to enjoy it. It means a lot to me. I hope I encourage a lot of other girls to come out and play."

Chin currently resides in Wichita, Kansas where she was a restaurant owner at one time. Although she's currently looking for a new job, she told WSOP.com that she rather be classified as a recreational player rather than a professional.

The Council Bluffs Main Event attracted 235 entries over two starting days. The total prize pool was $352,500 and the top 24 players made the money with a min-cash worth $3.254. Here are the final table results:

1st: Michelle Chin - $88,126
2nd: Mike Lang - $54,468
3rd: Michael Sanders - $39,642
4th: Jesse Wilke - $29,317
5th: Greg Jennings - $22,021
6th: Michael Jensen - $16,797
7th: Tom Moss - $13,007
8th: Gregory Beaufait - $10,223
9th: Richard Fitzgerald - $8,153


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5 comments for "Michelle Chin Becomes First-Ever Female Winner of a WSOP Circuit Main Event"

 klash234/22/2015 2:09:56 PM GMT
Quite surprising that a woman had not won on this circuit before.It would be interesting to see what the percentages are for women players who do cash.There still isn't that many women players who play professionally but I think that the gap in ability is not that big,if at all.
 av19664/22/2015 3:57:08 PM GMT
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For me the only surprise is that she was the first woman to do it because there are some very good poker players that are women and and big results Confused Confused
Any way congratulations to her and she has made a landmark on poker history Worship
Let´s see if she can build her carrier to mumbers near Vanessa Selbst or Vanessa Russo

Don´t forget to be happy and enjoy life Worship Worship
 luisexy694/22/2015 8:54:45 PM GMT
Is diferent and a surprise that one women never really won a tournament on this circuit, many woman play but never get in to the top, and now they have one thing to be proud and one women in particular that brings the side and the percentage high of women in this circuit and others and get good results.

In future we will see not only more female in tournaments, but also more female winning tournaments, and not only online but also in live in huge tournaments.

Congratulations for her and keep nice and good results.
 doubletop7774/23/2015 9:39:06 AM GMT
Many congratulations to Michelle Chin on winning this WSOP circuit event. I was very surprised to read that she was the first woman to do so, so even more kudos to her for doing this
 bowie19845/31/2015 5:27:15 PM GMT
Again with the asians and their math skills - enough is enough Big Smile BTW congrats 2 her, of course no one is going to assume that she would be back doing the 'restaurant business' again. Probably going to play cards for living after this win.

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