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2012 World Series of Poker › Event 51: $1,000 Ladies No-Limit Hold'em Championship


Introducing the Ladies

Posted 2012-07-01 GMT-6
Final Table
Final Table

Here is some background about the nine ladies who have made it to today's final table.

Chip leader Debbie Pechac (630,000) from Phoenix, Arizona has cashed in the WSOP ladies event three times now, finishing 21st in 2004 and 16th in 2006.

Candida Ross-Powers (548,000) of Sacramento, California has a master's in social work. She's also a Vietnam veteran and currently works as a criminal investigator, focusing primarily on crimes against the elderly.

Originally from Vietnam, Yen Dang (483,000) currently resides in Denver, Colorado. The mother of one is making her first WSOP cash today as well.

Lesley Amos (352,000) is a studio manager in the advertising industry. She also is making her first ever WSOP cash today.

Ida Lundholm (218,000) arrives at today's final table all of the way from Kalix Sweden. This is her WSOP cash, too.

Rae Rocco (203,000) lives here in Las Vegas where she works in health care sales. Originally from Chicago, she has a B.S. in mathematics from Cambridge, England. She first learned to play poker from her father.

Angela Prada-Moed (145,000), originally from Colombia, currently lives in Miami, Florida where she works as a pastry chef. Today marks her first WSOP cash.

Jan Howard (132,000) learned poker in home games with friends. Married with one son, Jason, she works as a lab director in Richardson, Texas.

Rosemary Lawrence (99,000) hails from Delta, Canada. The mother of three and grandmother of five learned to play poker in pubs, and has worked as a nurse, a real estate agent, and has owned a gift store.

Let's Play Some Poker

Posted 2012-07-01 GMT-6

Lots of excitement here, with one of the biggest crowds we've seen thus far up on the Pavilion main stage. We've already heard some organized chants and seen at least one homemade sign.

The first hand of the Event 51: $1,000 Ladies No-Limit Hold'em Championship is now being dealt. Here's how the final nine are seated.

Seat Player Chips
1 Angela Prada-Moed 145,000
2 Rosemary Lawrence 99,000
3 Debbie Pechac 630,000
4 Jan Howard 132,000
5 Candida Ross-Powers 548,000
6 Ida Lundholm 218,000
7 Rae Rocco 203,000
8 Yen Dang 483,000
9 Lesley Amos 352,000

Level 19 started


Nine Ladies Left, All Shopping for a Special Piece of Jewelry

Posted 2012-07-01 GMT-6
Debbie Pechac
Debbie Pechac

Welcome back to the third and final day of the 2012 World Series of Poker Ladies No-Limit Hold'em Championship. Just nine are left from a starting field of 936, each hoping to be the one to collect all of the others' chips today and claim the $170,587 first prize and a much coveted piece of jewelry, a WSOP gold bracelet.

Debbie Pechac of Phoenix, Arizona returns to the biggest stack today, having accumulated much of it during the last couple of hours on Day 2 to end with 630,000. Close behind are the Californian Candida Ross-Powers and Yen Dang of Denver, Colorado.

Much of the poker world's attention today will surely be directed toward Event 55, the $1,000,000 buy-in "Big One for One Drop" that is sure to draw a big rail of fascinated onlookers. But we expect a great deal of excitement on the main stage in the Pavilion Room today, too, where all nine of the players will likely have supporters cheering them on.

Play resumes at 1 PM local time, with 42 minutes left to go in Level 19. Come back then for all the coverage as we find out who among the final nine will become the 2012 WSOP's next champion.

Day 3 started

Posted 2012-07-01 GMT-6

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Winner Yen Dang
Winning Hand ♠Q♠7
Prize 170,587

Level Info

Level 24
Blinds 12,000 / 24,000
Ante 4,000

Players Info

Prize Pool 842,400