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2021 52nd Annual World Series of Poker The Official WSOP Live Updates

Monday, October 11, 2021 to Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Event #22: LADIES No-Limit Hold'em Championship

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  • Buy-in: $1,000
  • Prizepool: $573,160
  • Entries: 644
  • Remaining: 0

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Thursday, October 14, 2021 8:54 PM Local Time (about 5 days and 12 hours ago)
Lara Eisenberg Wins Her First Gold Bracelet In Event #22 World Series of Poker Ladies Championship

Lara Eisenberg

After four days of play, and 87 hands on the final day the 2021 World Series of Poker Event #22: Ladies No-Limit Hold'em Championship has come to a conclusion. The event attracted 644 players generating a prize pool of $573,160. When all the dust had settled, it was Lara Eisenberg who won her first WSOP gold bracelet and the first-place prize of $115,694 by defeating Debora Brooke heads-up.

Eisenberg now has 16 WSOP cashes, one WSOP ring and after her victory today she adds the highly desired WSOP gold bracelet to her list of poker accomplishments.

"It's an absolute dream come true," Eisenberg said about her victory. "I came into this event hoping that maybe sometime I would make a final table, and to walk away winning it is an indescribable feeling. The event has been really amazing. It was so much fun. There was a lot of joking around and everyone was really supportive. It was all around just a fabulous event. There were some really tough competitors."

Final Day of Action

The five players who returned for the PokerGO live-streamed final table were each guaranteed $26,458 but they were all aiming for their first WSOP gold bracelet. Unfortunately, that wasn't meant to be for all of them. Women's Poker Hall of Famer JJ Liu was the first casualty of the day finishing in fifth place.

Diane Cooley was the second elimination of the day finishing in fourth place when she got it in with pocket queens against Eisenberg's turned flush. She was drawing to a spade and could not get there.

2014 WSOP Ladies Championship runner-up, Mikiyo Aoki came into the final day as the chip leader but lost a crucial flip against Lara Eisenberg which would set her up for victory. Aoki fell short of besting her 2014 second-place finish and first WSOP bracelet, finishing in third place.

Debora Brooke finished runner-up for $71,507. In her bust-out hand she had a pair of kings, but Eisenberg also held a pair of kings with a better kicker.

Event #22: Ladies Championship Final Table Results

PLACEPlayerCOUNTRYPRIZE
1Lara EisenbergUnited States$115,694
2Debora BrookeUnited States$71,507
3Mikiyo AokiUnited States$50,525
4Diana CooleyUnited States$36,269
5JJ LiuTaiwan$26,458
6Qing LuUnited States$19,619
7Marle CordeiroUnited States$14,791
8Cherish AndrewsUnited States$11,341
9Tiffany LeeUnited States$8,847
10Thi NguyenCanada$7,023

Eisenberg also offered some advice to women interested in poker.

"Go for it!". She said, "There is no reason not to it's super fun and there is so much educational material available now that it's easier than ever."

Eisenberg plans to return to Las Vegas in a few weeks to play the 2021 WSOP Main Event. Meanwhile, she plans to celebrate with some partying and drinks.

Congratulations to Lara Eisenberg, winner of the 2021 WSOP Event #22 World Series of Poker Ladies Chapionship!

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Thursday, October 14, 2021 7:36 PM Local Time (about 5 days and 13 hours ago)
Debora Brooke Eliminated in 2nd Place ($71,507)

Debora Brooke

Lara Eisenberg raised to 250,000 from the button and Debora Brooke defended.

The flop came    , Brooke check-called the 200,000 continuation-bet of Eisenberg.

The turn was the  , Brooke check-called the 300,000 bet of Eisenberg again.

The river completed the board with the   and Brooke checked for the final time. Eisenberg bet enough to put Brooke all-in who called for the 610,000 she had behind with the    for top pair but Eisenberg held the    for the same top pair but higher kicker to win the tournament and her first WSOP bracelet.

Brooke finished as the runner-up for $71,507.

Lara Eisenberg12,880,0001,780,000
Debora Brooke0-1,800,000
Thursday, October 14, 2021 7:28 PM Local Time (about 5 days and 14 hours ago)
Brooke Drops Below Twenty Big Blinds

Lara Eisenberg raised to 250,000 from the button and Debora Brooke defended.

The flop came    , Brooke bet 400,000 for Eisenberg to call.

The turn was the   and Brooke continued with a bet of 375,000 for Eisenberg to contemplate for a bit and then call.

The river completed the board with the   and Brooke fired a bet of 575,000 over the line for Eisenberg to call. Brooke tabled the    for two pair but Eisenberg held the    for the straight and an even bigger chip lead.

Lara Eisenberg11,100,0002,200,000
Debora Brooke1,800,000-2,200,000
Thursday, October 14, 2021 7:14 PM Local Time (about 5 days and 14 hours ago)
One Showdown, Another Pot for Eisenberg

Lara Eisenberg raised to 250,000 from the button and Debora Brooke defended.

The flop came    , they both checked to the   on the turn. It went check-check again for the   to complete the board. Action went check-check for the final time for Brooke to show the    and for Eisenberg to table the    for the pair of nines and the pot in the only hand that went to a showdown so far in heads-up play.

Lara Eisenberg8,900,000900,000
Debora Brooke4,000,000-900,000
Thursday, October 14, 2021 7:06 PM Local Time (about 5 days and 14 hours ago)
One for Brooke

Lara Eisenberg raised to 300,000 from the button and Debora Brooke defended.

The flop came    , Brooke bet 250,000 and Eisenberg called.

The turn was the   and Brooke continued with a bet of 450,000 for Eisenberg to fold.

Lara Eisenberg8,000,000-300,000
Debora Brooke4,900,000300,000
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Thursday, October 14, 2021 7:01 PM Local Time (about 5 days and 14 hours ago)
Level 28 started
Level: 28
Blinds: 50,000/100,000
Ante: 100,000
Thursday, October 14, 2021 6:59 PM Local Time (about 5 days and 14 hours ago)
Play Resumes

With over a minute left in the level, the heads-up battle has started.

Debora Brooke - Lara Eisenberg
Debora Brooke - Lara Eisenberg
Thursday, October 14, 2021 6:51 PM Local Time (about 5 days and 14 hours ago)
Mikiyo Aoki Eliminated In 3rd Place ($50,525)

Mikiyo Aoki

Mikiyo Aoki moved all-in for 405,000 from the button. It folded to Lara Eisenberg in the big blind and she made the call.

Mikiyo Aoki:   
Lara Eisenberg:   

The board ran out      . Eisenberg won the hand with king-high to eliminate Aoki.

The two remaining players are taking a short break while the table is set for heads-up play.

Lara Eisenberg8,300,000400,000
Debora Brooke4,600,0000
Mikiyo Aoki0-405,000
Thursday, October 14, 2021 6:42 PM Local Time (about 5 days and 14 hours ago)
Diana Cooley Eliminated in 4th Place ($36,269)

Diane Cooley

Lara Eisenberg raised to 160,000 from under the gun and Diana Cooley three-bet to 350,000 from the small blind which Eisenberg called.

The flop came    , they both checked to the   on the turn. Cooley checked but Eisenberg led out with a bet of 400,000. Cooley shoved for 1,560,000 for Eisenberg to call.

Diana Cooley:   
Lara Eisenberg:   

Eisenberg had turned the flush and gutshot to a straight flush while Cooley held the overpair and draw to a higher flush.

The river completed the board with the   to not help Cooley as she was eliminated in fourth place.

Lara Eisenberg7,900,0002,100,000
Debora Brooke4,600,000-200,000
Mikiyo Aoki405,0000
Diane Cooley0-1,900,000
Thursday, October 14, 2021 6:38 PM Local Time (about 5 days and 14 hours ago)
Cooley Folds to Brooke on the River

Debora Brooke limped in from under the gun and both Mikiyo Aoki and Diana Cooley called in the blinds.

The flop was the    , they all checked through to the   on the turn. Aoki checked, Cooley bet 225,000 which only Brooke called.

The river completed the board with the   and Cooley bet 125,000. Brooke raised it up to 300,000 for Cooley to give up.

Lara Eisenberg5,800,0000
Debora Brooke4,800,000600,000
Diane Cooley1,900,000-500,000
Mikiyo Aoki405,000-80,000
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Thursday, October 14, 2021 6:33 PM Local Time (about 5 days and 15 hours ago)
Eisenberg Puts The Pressure On Aoki

It folded to Lara Eisenberg in the small blind and she limped. Mikiyo Aoki checked from the big blind.

The flop came     and the action checked through.

The turn card was the  . Eisenberg checked to Aoki who bet 100,000 and then Eisenberg called.

The river was the  . Eisenberg checked again and Aoki bet 125,000. Eisenberg popped it up to 610,000 and Aoki let her hand go.

Lara Eisenberg5,800,000400,000
Debora Brooke4,200,0000
Diane Cooley2,400,0000
Mikiyo Aoki485,000-465,000
Thursday, October 14, 2021 6:26 PM Local Time (about 5 days and 15 hours ago)
Aoki Getting Shorter

Lara Eisenberg completed her small blind and then called the 225,000 raise of Mikiyo Aoki in the big blind.

The flop came    , Eisenberg check-called the 250,000 continuation-bet of Aoki.

The turn was the   and Eisenberg checked again. This time, Aoki did the same to see the   complete the board. Eisenberg min-bet for Aoki to call but muck when Eisenberg tabled the    for the pair of tens.

Lara Eisenberg5,400,000700,000
Debora Brooke4,200,0000
Diane Cooley2,400,0000
Mikiyo Aoki950,000-650,000
Thursday, October 14, 2021 6:23 PM Local Time (about 5 days and 15 hours ago)
Brooke Takes A Pot

Debora Brooke

Diane Cooley raised to 200,000 from the button. Debora Brooke made the call from the small blind and they went heads-up to the flop.

The flop came    . Brooke checked and Cooley bet 200,000. Brooke made the call.

The turn card was the  . Brooke led for 160,000 and Cooley folded.

Lara Eisenberg4,700,000-300,000
Debora Brooke4,200,000300,000
Diane Cooley2,400,0000
Mikiyo Aoki1,600,0000
Thursday, October 14, 2021 6:17 PM Local Time (about 5 days and 15 hours ago)
Cooley Shoves on Aoki

Mikiyo Aoki raised to 175,000 from the small blind and Diana Cooley defended her big blind.

The flop came    , Aoki continued with a bet of 85,000 for Cooley to call.

The turn was the   and Aoki contemplated for about 40 seconds before continuing with a bet of 225,000. Cooley shoved for 1,600,000. Aoki asked the dealer to confirm the amount and then proceed to tank for another four minutes before folding.

Someone showed the    for the flopped flush draw and top pair.

Lara Eisenberg5,000,0000
Debora Brooke3,900,0000
Diane Cooley2,400,000500,000
Mikiyo Aoki1,600,000-500,000
Thursday, October 14, 2021 6:10 PM Local Time (about 5 days and 15 hours ago)
Cooley Chips Up

Diane Cooley

Diane Cooley raised to 160,000 from under the gun. She got a call from Debora Brooke on the button and Mikiyo Aoki completed with a call in the big blind.

The flop came    . Aoki checked and Cooley bet 200,000. Brooke quickly folded and Aoki made the call.

The turn brought the  . Aoki checked again and Cooley moved all-in for 935,000 putting her tournament life at risk. Aoki did not take long to release her hand and Cooley got it through.

Lara Eisenberg5,000,000-200,000
Debora Brooke3,900,000-300,000
Mikiyo Aoki2,100,000-400,000
Diane Cooley1,900,000800,000
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Thursday, October 14, 2021 5:59 PM Local Time (about 5 days and 15 hours ago)
Eisenberg Claims More of Aoki's Chips

Lara Eisenberg raised to 160,000 from the button and Mikiyo Aoki called in the small blind while Diana Cooley folded her big blind.

The flop came    , Aoki check-called the 80,000 bet of Eisenberg.

The turn was the   and Aoki took over the initiative and led out with a bet of 160,000. Eisenberg raised it up to 400,000 for Aoki to come along to the river.

The   completed the board and Aoki opted to check. Eisenberg bet 800,000 for Aoki to tank for a while. In the end, she decided to fold after considering it for about 90 seconds.

Lara Eisenberg5,200,0003,000,000
Debora Brooke4,200,0000
Mikiyo Aoki2,500,000-2,800,000
Diane Cooley1,100,0000
Thursday, October 14, 2021 5:51 PM Local Time (about 5 days and 15 hours ago)
Eisenberg Doubles Through Aoki

Lara Eisenberg

Cooley raised from under the gun to 160,000. Lara Eisenberg then three-bet to 400,000 from the small blind and Mikiyo Aoki four-bet to 2,100,000 from the big blind. Cooley folded after tanking for over a minute. When the action got back to Eisenberg she went into the tank for almost 2 minutes before making the call putting her tournament life at risk.

Lara Eisenberg:   
Mikiyo Aoki:   

The board ran out      . Eisenberg flopped a pair of kings to double through Aoki to take the chip lead.

Lara Eisenberg4,400,0002,200,000
Debora Brooke4,200,0000
Mikiyo Aoki3,200,000-2,100,000
Diane Cooley1,100,0000
Thursday, October 14, 2021 5:44 PM Local Time (about 5 days and 15 hours ago)
Level 27 started
Level: 27
Blinds: 40,000/80,000
Ante: 80,000
Thursday, October 14, 2021 5:31 PM Local Time (about 5 days and 16 hours ago)
First Break of the Day

The players have been sent for their first 10-minute break of the day

Mikiyo Aoki5,300,0000
Debora Brooke4,200,000-700,000
Lara Eisenberg2,200,000600,000
Diane Cooley1,100,0000
Thursday, October 14, 2021 5:30 PM Local Time (about 5 days and 16 hours ago)
Eisenberg Three-Bets Aoki

Lara Eisenberg

Mikiyo Aoki raised to 125,000 from under the gun. The action folded to Lara Eisenberg in the big blind and she made the call.

The flop came    . Eisenberg checked and Aoki bet 60,000. Eisenberg three-bet to 200,000 and Aoki mucked.

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