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2022 53rd Annual World Series of Poker The Official WSOP Live Updates

Wednesday, June 29, 2022 to Saturday, July 02, 2022

Event #61: $1,000 LADIES No-Limit Hold’em Championship

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  • Buy-in: $1,000
  • Prizepool: $955,860
  • Entries: 1,074
  • Remaining: 0


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Saturday, July 2, 2022 11:06 PM Local Time
Austria's Jessica Teusl Wins 2022 WSOP Ladies Championship ($166,975)

Jessica Teusl

Austria's Jessica Teusl locked up her first bracelet in the 2022 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Event #61: Ladies No-Limit Hold'em Championship for her biggest career cash worth $166,975.

Teusl defeated a worthy competitor in Julie Le, who already had around $200,000 in total live earnings before her second-place finish, according to The Hendon Mob. Both players had vocal and supportive rails and in the final hand, Le called all in for less than ten big blinds, holding queen-trey offsuit while Teusl tabled ace-trey for the dominating hand. A dry board fell and Le officially finished as runner-up for $103,196.

Teusl is having a particularly successful series as she finished two weeks before in eighth place in #Event 21: No-Limit Hold'em Monster Stack for $120,455 and has now more than quadrupled her career earnings after those two results, amassing close to $500,000 in cashes and logging her best single score today.

2022 WSOP Ladies Championship Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize (USD)
1Jessica TeuslAustria$166,975
2Julie LeUnited States$103,196
3Christina GollinsUnited States$73,604
4Felisa WestermannGermany$53,213
5Meikat SiuUnited States$39,004
6Lynh NguyenUnited States$28,989
7Sandy TranUnited States$21,852
8Natalie HofGermany$16,710
9Cherish AndrewsUnited States$12,965

Teusl is certainly a decorated player in her own right, accumulating many victories in ladies events throughout the globe, and a well-loved member of the Austrian poker community. She had a massive and vocal rail also, with the two players' friends building a friendly rivalry in the crowd.

"I'm feeling so happy," said a smiling and emotional Teusl. "I have such a crazy time at the WSOP this year! I got my biggest live cash at the Monster Stack and now I win a bracelet. And on top of that, my boyfriend, Stefan Lehner, also won a bracelet (Event #16: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em) right when I was on the final table myself two weeks ago!"

Teusl, who started the final table with a short stack, was responsible for the last five eliminations. "I started the day with only nine big blinds and it was a crazy story for me. I kept winning pots and falling short again and then we were seven left, six, five, and it became so real. I start to think the chance of winning is now alive. I know everything could change really fast and I'm very grateful that luck was also on my side."

Teusl keeps a cool head, however, "Bankroll management is one of the most important things in poker because we all know how the variance can be. I'm not the kind of woman who will go crazy and play $10,000 buy-ins because you can't forget that luck exists in poker and how fast you can lose everything. I'm going to play the Main Event for sure, but this was already on my schedule."

About the particular atmosphere at the ladies event Teusl added, "I play a little bit different than I play with guys. I would make folds that I don't do usually and play tighter. You must really see which player can go crazy and which one it really nit."

"We are going to celebrate now!" said an enthusiastic Teusl surrounded by her friends. "We have two bracelets to celebrate. But first, I really have to call my mother now!"

Many notable ladies had a deep run in this event including Lexy Gavin, (13th - $8,160), Maria Konnikova (20th - $5,457), Tiffany Michelle (22nd - $5,457), Charlotte Van Brabander (21th - $5,457), Melanie Weisner (28th - $4,569), GG Poker squad Pamela Balzano (36th - $3,886), Katie Swift (60th - $2,952), two-time bracelet winner Lon Hui (74th - $2,398) and last year's champion Lara Eisenberg (102nd - $2,000).

Final Table Action

The unofficial final table was reached shortly after the final break of the night on Day 3 and the first casualty was Jennifer Loman who busted in tenth place ($7,066) after she shoved her last blinds with ace-ten offsuit only to find pocket kings in Natalie Hof's hand.

Cherish Andrews, who had a massive chip lead during Day 3 but lost a couple of big pots in a short time, was the next one out when she got all her chips in preflop with pocket kings against Lynh Nguyen's pocket jacks. Nguyen managed to get a flush on the board to eliminate the unfortunate Andrews in ninth place for $12,965.

Cherish Andrews
Cherish Andrews

When Day 4 started, it was Hof who left the tournament first for an eigth-place finish worth $16,710 when she couldn't win her flip with ace-king against Le's pair of sixes. Almost two levels later, Sandy Tran busted in seventh place ($21,852). Down to three big blinds, she shoved with ace-jack suited after a raise from Le, who held eight-seven suited to hit trips on the board and send Tran to the payout desk.

The next one out was Nguyen, who jammed for less than 15 big blinds with ace-ten after an open from Teusl with pocket fours and couldn't win the flip. Nguyen earned $28,989 for her sixth-place finish. Teusl was also responsible for the next elimination when Meikat Siu got her stack in with queen-ten in the hijack and ran into Teusl in the cutoff who had pocket aces. Siu didn't find any miracle and hit the rail, taking home $39,004 for her deep run.

Felisa Westermann followed her only 15 minutes later, shoving with ace-five on the button to fall against, once again, Teusl who had ace-jack in the blinds to send Westermann out in fourth place for $53,213.

In the next level, Christina Gollins, who found a couple of double-ups during the final table, was again down to 11 big blinds when she shoved on the button only to be called by Le and Teusl in the blinds. They both checked all the way through an ace-high board and Teusl revealed a pocket pair of nines to claim the pot as both Gollins and Le had king-high hands. Gollins ended up as the third-place finisher for $73,604.

Teusl had a four-to-one chip lead to start heads-up play, but Le won a few small pots and succeeded in climbing back slowly to claim a small lead herself. Not long after, Teusl found a big double-up to leave Le with seven big blinds. On a ten-high flop, Teusl check-raised all in with jack-ten and Le called with nine-six for middle pair and didn't hit anything on the rest of the board.

Le ended up calling all in the hand right after but was dominated. She failed to get lucky and had to finish as runner-up after a hard-fought battle.

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Jessica Teusl
Jessica Teusl
Saturday, July 2, 2022 10:01 PM Local Time
Julie Le Eliminated in 2nd Place ($103,196)

Julie Le

The hand right after her double up, Jessica Teusl shoved, putting Julie Le at risk for her remaining stack and the latter called to create the following showdown:

Julie Le:   
Jessica Teusl:   

Le's hand was dominated and she found no help throughout the board       to be elimaned at the second place of the podium for $103,196.

Jessica Teusl is now the new WSOP Ladies Event champion, winning her first gold bracelet and $166,975. A full recap of today's action is to follow.

Jessica Teusl21,480,0003,030,000
Julie Le0-3,000,000
Saturday, July 2, 2022 9:57 PM Local Time
Big Double Up for Teusl

Jessica Teusl

Julie Le raised to 1,000,000 and Jessica Teusl called.

The flop revealed     and after a check from Teusl, Le sent 1,250,000 in the middle. Teusl thought about her move for a moment and announced all in for 7,900,000. Le ended up calling for the following showdown:

Jessica Teusl:   
Julie Le:   

Teusl had the best hand with a pair of tens and didn't find any bad surprise when the rest of the board fell the   and the   to take down the double up and a massive chip lead.

Jessica Teusl18,450,00010,050,000
Julie Le3,000,000-9,000,000
Saturday, July 2, 2022 9:45 PM Local Time
Teusl Takes One on the Flop

With no preflop raise for the first time in a long time, the ladies saw a flop come down on Jessica Teusl's button.     had both Julie Le and Teusl checking.

With a   on the turn, Le check-folded to Teusl's 700,000 bet.

Julie Le12,000,000-600,000
Jessica Teusl8,400,000-400,000
Saturday, July 2, 2022 9:39 PM Local Time
Le Takes Back from Teusl

On a first hand, Jessica Teusl called and faced a three-bet to 1,300,000 from Le. Teusl didn't take long to fold.

The hand after, Le completed and Teusl checked.

The flop fanned     and Teusl check-folded after Le sent 450,000 in the middle.

Julie Le12,600,0002,700,000
Jessica Teusl8,800,000-2,700,000
Saturday, July 2, 2022 9:36 PM Local Time
Stacks Are Getting Even

After a series of preflop raises, Julie Le took a small lead on Jessica Teusl.

On the last hand, Le completed and Teusl checked.

The flop came     and both checked to see a   on the turn. This time Le quickly called a bet worth 1,000,000 from Teusl and the   river went check-check.

Teusl tabled    for a pair of eights and Le mucked.

Jessica Teusl11,500,000-1,000,000
Julie Le9,900,0001,400,000
Saturday, July 2, 2022 9:27 PM Local Time
Le Wins a Big One

Julie Le raised to 1,000,000 on the button and Jessica Teusl called. The flop came down     and Teusl checked to Le who bet 725,000. After thinking about it for a minute, Teusl called.

The turn was an   and Teusl checked to Le again who made a move all in. Teusl folded and Le took down the pot.

Jessica Teusl12,500,000-2,300,000
Julie Le8,500,0001,900,000
Saturday, July 2, 2022 9:09 PM Local Time
Level 34 started
Level: 34
Blinds: 200,000/400,000
Ante: 4,000,000
Saturday, July 2, 2022 8:47 PM Local Time
Updated Chip Counts
Jessica Teusl14,800,000-2,200,000
Julie Le6,600,0002,600,000
Saturday, July 2, 2022 8:47 PM Local Time
Break Time

The last two players are on a 20-min break and will return to 200,000/400,000 blinds.

Saturday, July 2, 2022 8:45 PM Local Time
Teusl Takes Chips off Le

With no raise preflop, Jessica Teusl and Julie Le saw a flop come down of    . The ladies both checked to see a turn.

A   came on the turn and Le bet 325,000 which Teusl called.

The river was a   and Le checked to Teusl who bet 400,000. Le tossed her cards into the muck and Teusl took down the pot.

Jessica Teusl17,000,000350,000
Julie Le4,000,000-800,000
Saturday, July 2, 2022 8:29 PM Local Time
PN Podcast: Dan "Macho Man" Cates & Alex Foxen Discuss WSOP Bracelet Wins
PN Podcast
PN Podcast

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Saturday, July 2, 2022 8:26 PM Local Time
Christina Gollins Eliminated in 3rd Place ($73,604)

Christina Gollins

Christina Gollins open-shoved on the button for 3,150,000 and Julie Le didn't take long to make the call in the small blind. Jessica Teusl went deep into the tank and made the call as well.

The flop fanned     and after some thinking, both Le and Teusl checked. The   turn and   river went also check-check and the three players tabled their cards.

Teusl revealed    to see    in Le's hand and    for Gollins, who realized she was eliminated in the third place of the podium while Teusl scooped the big pot to start the heads-up with a large chiplead.

Jessica Teusl16,650,0009,250,000
Julie Le4,800,000-6,600,000
Christina Gollins0-3,800,000
Saturday, July 2, 2022 8:10 PM Local Time
Gollins Survives Another One

Jessica Teusl moved all in on the small blind, covering Christina Gollins in the big who called. Cards went up and they stood up in anticipation.

Jessica Teusl:   
Christina Gollins:   

The board came down     giving Gollins outs with an open ended straight draw. The turn came up a   for her to hit the straight and with a   on the river, she got the double up to stick around once again.

Jessica Teusl7,400,0001,300,000
Christina Gollins3,800,000-800,000
Saturday, July 2, 2022 8:08 PM Local Time
Teusl Loses to Le

Jessica Teusl raised to 600,000 on the button and only Julie Le called in the big blind.

The flop revealed     and Le check-called Teusl 's continuation for 400,000.

Both checked on the   turn and   river and Le flipped over    for a pair of kings, which was good enough to make Teusl muck her cards.

Julie Le11,400,0001,400,000
Jessica Teusl6,100,000-2,400,000
Christina Gollins4,600,000-100,000
Saturday, July 2, 2022 8:04 PM Local Time
Le Keeps Climbing

Christina Gollins raised in the small blind and Julie Le made the call to see a flop    . Gollins check-called Le for 300,000.

The turn fell the   and this time Gollins tanked before check-folding after Le bet 475,000.

Julie Le10,000,0001,100,000
Christina Gollins4,700,000-1,100,000
Saturday, July 2, 2022 8:02 PM Local Time
Le Makes the Right Call on Teusl

In a blind versus blind pot, the flop read     when both Julie Le and Jessica Teusl checked.

The turn was the   and this time Le check-called Teusl for 500,000.

The   completed the board and after a check from Le, Teusl fired 1,150,000 into the pot. Le tanked for some time and ended up calling. Teusl tabled    and the pot was sent to Le who showed    for a pair of nines.

Julie Le8,900,0004,200,000
Jessica Teusl8,500,000-1,300,000
Saturday, July 2, 2022 7:59 PM Local Time
More Chips for Gollins

Julie Le raised to 650,000 on the button and Christina Gollins called in the big blind.

The flop brought     and Gollins check-called Le for 350,000.

Both opted to check on the   turn and a   brought two pair on the board on the river. Gollins shoved and Le snap-folded her hand.

Christina Gollins5,800,000925,000
Julie Le4,700,000200,000
Saturday, July 2, 2022 7:50 PM Local Time
Double Up for Gollins

Christina Gollins

With blinds quickly taking chunks out of the stacks during three-handed play, Christina Gollins made a move and shoved all in on the button for 2,250,000. Jessica Teusl called from the big blind and cards were up.

Christina Gollins:   
Jessica Teusl:   

The board came down     and the rail went crazy in as Gollins paired up her king. The turn was a   and the river an  , keeping her safe and in the game as she doubled up to almost five million in chips.

Jessica Teusl9,800,000-700,000
Christina Gollins4,875,000975,000
Saturday, July 2, 2022 7:38 PM Local Time
Level 33 started
Level: 33
Blinds: 150,000/300,000
Ante: 300,000