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2017 WSOP: Australia's Heidi May wins $1,000 Ladies NLHE

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Posted on 13 July 2017 by "T".

On July 9, Sunday was a memorable day for Australian Heidi May, who won 2017 WSOP's Event #70: Ladies No-Limit Hold'em Championship $10,000 Buy-in (Ladies Discount to $1,000 Buy-in), a 3-day event which started on July 7, Friday at 11am.

The event drew a player field of 718, building a prize pool of $654,300.

Within just 3 hours and 124 hands on Sunday, 24-year-old Heidi May bested all her opponents in the event, winning her first ever WSOP gold bracelet and a grand prize of $135,098!

So far this was May's biggest live tournament cash win, as she is mainly a cash game player in her home country Australia. Her prior top tournament score was for $18,714, when she finished 617 in last year's WSOP Main Event. It was also at last year's WSOP that she made her first appearance.

May returned in the third and last day of this event as the chip leader, with a total of five players left. United Kingdom's Deborah Worley-Roberts started strong, winning a key pot against May. She then beat Julie Dang (4th place, $40,843) to further increase her lead.
Pretty soon, May was able to snatch back the lead from Worley-Roberts. May increased her lead after forcing Jana De La Cerra to settle in third place ($57,930), taking a 5-to-2 advantage into heads-up match.

In the end, May emerged victorious.
May is the second female from Australia to ever win a WSOP gold bracelet, following Jackie Glazer. May learned to play poker while attending university. Almost four years ago, after working in the field of senior and disability care, May decided to become a high-stakes online cash game poker pro.

Final Table Results:

1 Heidi May $135,098
2 Deborah Worley-Roberts $83,459
3 Jana De La Cerra $57,930
4 Julie Dang $40,843
5 Katherine Ansorge $29,256
6 Alexis Sterner $21,298
7 Tiffany Lee $15,760
8 Margaret Zampino $11,858
9 Karen Hodge $9,075
10 Allison Schultz $7,066




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9 comments on "2017 WSOP: Australia''s Heidi May wins $1,000 Ladies NLHE"

 doubletop77713/07/2017 09:19:58 GMT
Many congratulations to Heidi May on winning this event and the first prize of $135,098. She also picks up her first gold bracelet and to a lot of poker players this is more important than the money.
 pochui13/07/2017 10:22:29 GMT
nice to see so many melons battling it out for the cash and a bracelet... reading the final table not a lot of names i read anywhere, not even on pornhub, so i guess it was another of those tourneys where newcomers showed the pros how it's done.
 DaCapo7113/07/2017 10:29:43 GMT
Gratz to Heidi May for her nice winning! That ladys got a discount for the buyin sounds funny- but why not.And afield of 718 players are nice for a ladys event. And prize pool over $600k are great for this WSOP event.
 dule-vu13/07/2017 13:52:06 GMT
great event for ladies and great prizes!cant believe that on this tournament we had 718 ladies,such a big number!cant believe that so many womens are in vegas and playing this event at WSOP and have good bank account for buy in!congratulation to all ladies!
 pajalnick13/07/2017 19:51:17 GMT
Only 718 women are certainly very few players .... and the entrance fee is only $ 1000 ..... and the first prize is very attractive ..... of course if there were men then players would be more .... in any case Excellent result for 24 years Thumbs Up
 Tony_MON7ANA13/07/2017 23:36:17 GMT
Gigantic congratulations go out to Heidi May from Australia, who won the Ladies No-Limit Hold'em Championship tournament in Las Vegas. She is in her mid-twenties now and her future looks bright and promising.
 pochui14/07/2017 17:16:25 GMT
718 women fighting it out for the winners title in australia can only mean that there were 1426 melons to pick from for the viewers of this interesting event, kinda get a feeling that women only poker tourneys with men only supporters do have an exciting future in front of us.
 Calmplay14/07/2017 17:35:07 GMT
If you do the counting, there were 718 entrants and the first prize was 600k. That means that the 718 players were not 100% females as they have discount to 1k and that if a man wants to play this event he is welcome but will have to pay 10k. I don't understand why a man would play it, oh wait maybe to watch some nice melons...

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