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2008 39th Annual World Series of Poker

Sunday, June 08, 2008 to Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Event #15: $1,000 Ladies No-Limit Hold'em Championship

  • Buy-in: $1,000
  • Prizepool: $1,082,000
  • Entries: 1,190
  • Remaining: 0

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Tuesday, June 10, 2008 1:51 PM Local Time
Svetlana Gromenkova has the buton in Seat 4. She raises to 32,000. Everyone folds and Gromenkova picks up the blinds and antes.
Tuesday, June 10, 2008 1:51 PM Local Time
Marla Crumpler has the button in Seat 3. Svetlana Gromenkova raises to 36,000 and wins the blinds and antes.
Tuesday, June 10, 2008 1:50 PM Local Time
Roz Quarto has the button in Seat 2. Chris Priday raises to 45,000, Patty Till calls and Marla Crumpler calls from the small blind. The flop is      . Crumpler moves all in for 98,000, Priday calls and Till folds. Crumpler     Priday     The turn is the  , the river is the   and Crumpler doubles up to 369,000
Tuesday, June 10, 2008 1:42 PM Local Time
Patty Till has the button in Seat 1. Sue Porter limps, Chris Priday limps, Till raises to 45,000, Porter calls and Priday folds. The flop is      . Porter bets 20,000, Till raises to 60,000, Porter folds and Till wins the pot.
Tuesday, June 10, 2008 1:38 PM Local Time
Anh Le has the button in Seat 9. Debbie Mitchell raises to 36,000 and wins the blinds and antes.
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Tuesday, June 10, 2008 1:36 PM Local Time
Cards are in the air.
Tuesday, June 10, 2008 1:27 PM Local Time
The last five minutes of the ESPN 360 pre-game broadcast are airing right now, so we're looking at about a 2:30 p.m. start.
Tuesday, June 10, 2008 1:12 PM Local Time
It was just announced that Corum USA, the official timepiece and bracelet supplier of the WSOP, will be awarding the winner of the ladies event with a limited-edition Corum watch. The watch will be engraved for the winner and also be decked out with her choice of suit: club, diamond, heart, or spade.
Tuesday, June 10, 2008 12:55 PM Local Time
Our nine ladies are settling in at the final table, unbagging their chips and getting miked up for the ESPN 360 broadcast. We should be underway shortly.
Tuesday, June 10, 2008 11:53 AM Local Time
Anh Le is the only woman at this table who has been here before. Le finished runner-up to Jennifer Tilly in the 2005 WSOP Ladies Event, banking over $83,000. After the disappointment of coming so close to a bracelet, she definitely wants this monkey off her back and is gunning for first today. Le is also an avid online player, having made three final tables on Full Tilt and eight on PokerStars. Prior to becoming a poker pro, she owned a chain of nail salons. She lives in San Jose, CA, and is the mother of a five-year-old daughter.
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Tuesday, June 10, 2008 11:53 AM Local Time
26-year-old Yesenia Garcia is a single mother of three from Modesto, CA. She is also a full-time student and plans to pursue a career working with children once she gets her degree. This is her second year in the WSOP and her first cash.
Tuesday, June 10, 2008 11:52 AM Local Time
Chris Priday is an accountant from Denver and has won a number of small tournaments at her local casino in Black Hawk, CO. Fascinated with numbers and mathematics, poker was a natural choice for her. This is her third year in the WSOP and her first cash. In her spare time, she plays roller hockey.
Tuesday, June 10, 2008 11:50 AM Local Time
Debbie Mitchell is a business owner and sports fanatic from Miramar, FL. She has numerous online tournament wins in a variety of poker disciplines including Omaha 8/b, pot-limit Omaha, H.O.R.S.E., and no-limit hold’em. Last year she played on a traveling softball team that came in second in their league nationals. This is her third year playing in the WSOP and her first cash.
Tuesday, June 10, 2008 11:49 AM Local Time
54-year old Sue Porter has played poker for 22 years, primarily in a league in her native Houston, TX. This is her second year playing in the WSOP and her first recorded tournament cash. She wanted to make sure to thank Harrah’s and all the wonderful tournament staffers and definitely plans to play more events should she win here today.
Tuesday, June 10, 2008 11:49 AM Local Time
Born in Russia, Svetlana Gromenkova now calls New York City home. Undoubtedly the most experienced player at the table, Gromenkova has nearly $140,000 in career tournament earnings. Most recently, she finished seventh in the U.S. Poker Championships main event at the Taj in Atlantic City and cashed in the $10K buy-in main event of the 2008 L.A. Poker Classic. Gromenkova has also made four final tables in limit hold’em events at the Bicycle Casino’s Legends of Poker and at the Borgata Winter Open. She also cashed in this event last year, finishing 27th. This is her fourth WSOP cash and her first final table.
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Tuesday, June 10, 2008 11:47 AM Local Time
Marla Crumpler is a financial planner from Ft. Lauderdale , FL. Though this is her first recorded cash in a major live tournament, she can often be found playing $5-$10 no-limit cash games at the Hard Rock Seminole Casino in nearby Hollywood, FL. A mother of twins, this is Crumpler’s second year at the WSOP.
Tuesday, June 10, 2008 11:46 AM Local Time
Roz Quarto has her work cut out for her, arriving at today’s final table as the short stack. An attorney from Edison, NJ, Quarto has made five final tables in live events, her biggest finish coming in second at the 2006 WSOP-Circuit Ladies event in Atlantic City. Notably, Quarto ran the 1994 Gay Games sports festival in New York City, which was attended by over 15,000 athletes from 50 countries. This is her third year playing in the WSOP and her first cash.
Tuesday, June 10, 2008 11:45 AM Local Time
Patty Till is no stranger to the final table of a ladies tournament. She finished 2nd at the WSOP-Circuit Ladies Event at Caesars Indiana just two months ago, besting her 17th-place finish in the same event two years prior. A medical device sales rep, Till hails from Avon, IN, where she lives with her husband Rob and her three children. Like last year's champion Sally Anne Boyer, Till is a recent graduate of the WSOP Women’s Academy, led by Annie Duke, and those lessons are surely paying dividends for her right about now. This is her third year playing in the WSOP and her first cash.
Tuesday, June 10, 2008 3:50 AM Local Time
Svetlana Gromenkova will lead the way as the nine surviving women from an original field of 1,190 players return on Tuesday for the final of Event #15, $1,000 Ladies No-Limit Hold'em World Championship. The seating assignments, home towns, and starting chip counts are as follows: Seat 4: Svetlana Gromenkova (New York , New York) 553,000 Seat 7: Christine Priday (Denver, Colorado) 448,000 Seat 1: Patty Till (Avon, Indiana) 312,000 Seat 6: Debbie Mitchell (Miramar, Florida) 224,000 Seat 5: Sue Porter (Houston, Texas) 211,000 Seat 8: Yesenia Garcia (Modesto, California) 210,000 Seat 9: Anh Le (San Jose, California) 191,000 Seat 3: Marla Crumpler (Fort Lauderdale, Florida) 163,000 Seat 2: Roslyn Quarto (Edison, New Jersey) 73,000 Action gets underway at 2pm PDT from the Amazon Room.