Ladies World Poker Championship
Number of Entries: 1,286
Total Prize Money: $1,170,260
Date of Tournament: June 10-13, 2007
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The winner of the 2007 Ladies World Poker Championship was Sally Anne Boyer, from Midway, UT. She is self-employed. Boyer was born in Berkley, CA. She earned a Masters Degree in music from Arizona State University.
Boyer attended the "WSOP Academy Poker Boot Camp" days before the Ladies World Championship began. She put her knowledge to good use, in what was her first WSOP tournament event ever.
First place paid $264,107. This was the second-highest cash prize ever won by a woman in the 38-year history of the WSOP. This highest was Tiffany Williamson when she won $400,000 in the main event in 2005.
This was the largest ladies-only poker tournament in poker history, with 1,286 players. The previous record was last year's Ladies World Poker Championship, with 1,128 entries.
One of the entrants was Margie Heintz. Thirty years ago, she made poker history. Heintz was the first female dealer in World Series of Poker history. She dealt at the 1977 tournament, and sat in the box at the final table when Doyle Brunson won his second gold bracelet.
Ten years ago, Susie Issacs won the Ladies World Poker Championship for the second consecutive year. She made a strong run for a third win, but ended up going out in 35th place.
The defending champion in this event was Mary Jones. She also finished high in-the-money, going out in 16 th place.