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2019 50th Annual World Series of Poker The Official WSOP Live Updates

Thursday, June 20, 2019 to Saturday, June 22, 2019

$1,000/$10,000 Ladies No-Limit Hold'em (Event #47)

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  • Buy-in: $10,000
  • Prizepool: $871,200
  • Entries: 968
  • Remaining: 0

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Sunday, June 23, 2019 6:57 PM Local Time
Jiyoung Kim Wins First Bracelet & $167,308 in Event #47: $1,000/$10,000 NLHE Ladies Championship

Jiyoung Kim wins the 2019 Ladies Championship

After 157 hands on the final day of the 2019 World Series of Poker Event #47: $1,000/$10,000 Ladies No-Limit Hold'em Championship, South Korea's Jiyoung Kim won her first WSOP gold bracelet and a first-place prize of $167,308 by defeating Nancy Matson heads-up. The event attracted 968 entries due to a new format with an increased starting stack of 20,000 chips and the fact that players could reenter during the first eight levels of play.

It marked Kim's second time ever cashing a WSOP event but the latest result easily surpassed the $580 cash she had during a WSOP Circuit event in 2016 according to The Hendon Mob. Kim had recorded 17 different cashes before the win with her previous highest cash ever being $21,939 during an event in the Philippines in 2016.

The cash that comes with the bracelet is a big thing but Kim plans to give it all away: "I'm giving it to my mom. All of it. She is always worried about me going overseas to play poker tournaments. I feel for her that's why I will give it to her."

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The 2019 WSOP Ladies Championship Final Table

The 2019 WSOP Ladies Championship Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize (USD)
1Jiyoung KimSouth Korea$167,308
2Nancy MatsonUnited States$103,350
3Sandrine PhanFrance$78,821
4Tu DaoCanada$52,007
5Lyly VoUnited States$37,654
6Lexy GavinUnited States$27,643
7Raylene CelayaUnited States$20,582
8Stephanie HubbardUnited States$15,544
9Barbara BlechingerUnited States$11,911

When the players returned at noon local time on Sunday all six players were guaranteed at least $27,643 but they were all aiming to make their career-best cashes. Unfortunately, that wasn't meant to be for everyone. The well-liked and friendly Lexy Gavin was arguably the most recognizable name in the line-up. She got her last chips in from the small blind with pocket sixes after a raise by Matson, who held ace-queen. Matson flopped top two pair and Gavin couldn't find a six on the turn nor the river to stay alive.

Lexy Gavin
Lexy Gavin was eliminated by Nancy Matson in sixth place for $27,643

Lyly Vo was next to go in fifth place for $37,564 when her last six big blinds went in with seven-six. She was up against Kim's ace-seven. The ace-four-trey flop gave Kim top pair but there was a glimmer of hope for Vo as she picked up a gutshot to a straight draw. The six on the turn gave Vo some more outs to stay alive but she bricked the river to be sent to the payout desk. France's Sandrine Phan was the next one to be named the short stack after Vo's elimination but she managed to double up with seven-five when she turned two pair.

The Day 2 and 3 chip leader, Tu Dao was bleeding chips throughout the day as none of the ladies held back with their aggressive plays. Dao ended up jamming with ace-jack suited for 18 big blinds after Matson had raised. Phan over-shoved with the bigger stack and Matson quickly got out of their way. Phan's pocket jacks held up for Dao to be sent away in fourth place for $52,007.

Three-handed play would take an hour before the curtains finally fell on Phan. Her king-nine couldn't beat the ace-deuce of Kim. Phan's first visit to the 50th Annual WSOP can immediately be called a success as she collected $72,821 for her efforts which means she's got a new personal best in regards to live tournament cashes. Heads-up play started with Kim holding a commanding lead which she never relinquished.

Jiyoung Kim Nancy Matson
Jiyoung Kim and Nancy Matson hug after the final all-in and call

Matson managed to find a double-up once with ace-five against Kim's king-queen but in the final hand of the day, she pushed all her chips in with king-eight and was called by Kim who held ace-nine. They both walked to their own rails to watch the runout of the seven-seven-queen-ten-trey board. Kim's own rail kept chanting for a deuce but the trey was just as good as Kim celebrated with them when the final cards were dealt.

They hugged and congratulated each other on their results. Kim laid claim to the second-ever bracelet for South Korea after Sean Yu won the first back in 2017.

"I feel like I'm dreaming. It's a dream come true for me," Kim said after her victory. "It's my third year here at the WSOP. I've never cashed before (in Las Vegas). I own a small coffee shop in South Korea and I'm also a poker player. I've been playing live tournaments for about four years. I'm a semi-pro. I play part-time."

Kim added: "I said I would take it slow going into the final table even though there were female players. This is the home of poker so I didn't want to underestimate the players. I've played the Asian Circuit and the players here were way better. I think I got luckier than them. That's why I'm here right now."

Kim played the BIG 50 and the Millionaire Maker earlier this summer and made her third event her lucky one. She isn't sure if she'll play the Main Event yet: "I might try the satellites first and go from there."

PokerNews will be here throughout the rest of the summer to bring you all the latest WSOP updates, so if she's back in any of the other events, the live reporting team will make sure to let you know.

Jiyoung Kim
Jiyoung Kim and her rail
Sunday, June 23, 2019 5:53 PM Local Time
Nancy Matson Eliminated in 2nd Place ($103,350)

Nancy Matson

Hand #183: Nancy Matson limped from the small blind and Jiyoung Kim raised to 600,000 from the big blind. Matson responded by moving all in for 2,910,000 and Kim made the call.

Nancy Matson:   
Jiyoung Kim:   

The board ran       and Kim stayed ahead to win the tournament, eliminating Matson in 2nd place for $103,350.

Jiyoung Kim19,360,0004,760,000
Nancy Matson0-4,800,000
Sunday, June 23, 2019 5:46 PM Local Time
Hands #177-182: More for Kim

Jiyoung Kim

Hand #177: Nancy Matson called on the button and Jiyoung Kim opted to check. The flop came    , Kim check-called the 300,000 bet of Matson. The turn was the  , Kim checked again and Matson now led out for 600,000. Kim raised to 1,500,000 for Matson to fold.

Hand #178: Kim raised to 500,000 from the button and Matson folded.

Hand #179: A walk for Kim.

Hand#180: Kim called on the button and Matson opted to check. They both checked through the     flop and the   on the turn to the   on the river. Matson checked again and Kim led out for 350,000 which Matson called. Kim tabled    but was beat by the    of Matson who had a pair of treys.

Hand #181: Matson called on the button and Kim raised to 700,000 which was enough to make Matson fold.

Hand #182: Jiyoung Kim raised to 500,000 from the small blind and Nancy Matson called. The flop came     and Matson check-called a bet of 450,000 from Kim. The turn was the   and Matson check-called another bet of 700,000 from Kim. The   completed the board and Matson checked once more. Kim fired 1,200,000 and Matson tank-folded.

Jiyoung Kim14,600,0001,200,000
Nancy Matson4,800,000-1,200,000
Sunday, June 23, 2019 5:37 PM Local Time
Hands #172-176: Matson Doubles Through Kim

Nancy Matson

Hand #172: Jiyoung Kim raised to 500,000 from the small blind and Nancy Matson moved all in for 3,410,000 from the big blind. Kim made the call.

Jiyoung Kim:   
Nancy Matson:   

The board ran       and Matson doubled up.

Hand #173: Matson limped from the small blind and KIm raised to 600,000 from the big blind. Matson folded.

Hand #174: Kim limped from the small blind and Matson checked. The flop came     and Matson bet 300,000. Kim folded.

Hand #175: Matson raised to 600,000 from the small blind and Kim folded.

Hand #176: Kim raised to 600,000 from the small blind and Matson called. A flop reading     and Matson checked. Kim bet 550,000 and Matson let it go.

Jiyoung Kim13,400,000-2,400,000
Nancy Matson6,000,0002,400,000
Sunday, June 23, 2019 5:29 PM Local Time
Hands #167-171: Not Much Change

Jiyoung Kim Nancy Matson

Hand #167: Nancy Matson called on the button and Jiyoung Kim raised to 700,000. Matson folded.

Hand #168: Kim raised to 400,000 from the button and that was enough to make Matson fold her hand.

Hand #169: Matson called on the button and Kim opted to check. The flop came    , Kim check-folded to the 300,000 bet of Matson.

Hand #170: Kim raised to 500,000 from the button and Matson shoved for 3,410,000. Kim asked for a count, looked at her own stack and her cards once more before she decided to fold.

Hand #171: Matson called on the button and Kim opted to check. The flop was the    , both players checked to see the   pair the board up on the turn. Kim bet 300,000 and Matson called. The river completed the board with the   for them both to check again. Matson tabled    for king-high and Kim showed she held    for two pair, eights and sevens.

Jiyoung Kim15,800,000200,000
Nancy Matson3,600,000-200,000
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Sunday, June 23, 2019 5:23 PM Local Time
Hands #163-166: Matson Wins One

Nancy Matson

Hand #162: Jiyoung Kim limped from the small blind and Nancy Matson moved all in for 3,110,000. Kim snap-folded.

Hand #163: Matson limped from the small blind and Kim checked. The flop came     and Kim checked. Matson bet 200,000 and Kim folded.

Hand #164: Kim raised to 550,000 from the small blind and Matson folded.

Hand #165: Matson limped from the small blind and Kim checked. The dealer spread a flop of     and Kim bet 300,000. Matson called. The turn brought the   and was checked through to the   river and both players checked again. Matson showed    to win the pot.

Hand #166: Kim raised to 550,000 from the small blind and Matson folded.

Jiyoung Kim15,600,000-500,000
Nancy Matson3,800,000500,000
Sunday, June 23, 2019 5:20 PM Local Time
Level 32 started
Level: 32
Blinds: 100,000/200,000
Ante: 200,000
Sunday, June 23, 2019 5:16 PM Local Time
Hands #157-161: Matson Down to 16 Big Blinds

Nancy Matson

Hand #157: Nancy Matson called on the button and Jiyoung Kim opted to check. The dealer spread out    , Kim quickly checked and Matson bet 225,000 which was enough for Kim to let her hand go.

Hand #158: Kim raised to 375,000 from the button for Matson to fold.

The blinds went up to 100,000/200,000/200,000

Hand #159: Matson called on the button and Kim raised to 560,000. Matson folded.

Hand #160: Kim called on the button, Matson raised to 550,000 and Kim folded.

Hand #161: Matson raised to 550,000 from the button and Kim called. The flop came    , Kim check-raised the 550,000 continuation-bet of Matson to 1,450,000 and Matson folded.

Jiyoung Kim16,100,0001,100,000
Nancy Matson3,300,000-1,100,000
Sunday, June 23, 2019 5:08 PM Local Time
Hands #152-156: Kim Adds to her Stack

Jiyoung Kim Nancy Matson

Hand #152: Jiyoung Kim raised to 375,000 from the small blind and Nancy Matson gave up her big blind.

Hand #153: Matson raised to 500,000 from the small blind and Kim folded.

Hand #154: Kim raised to 375,000 from the small blind and Matson three-bet to 1,000,000 from the big blind. Kim let it go.

Hand #155: Matson raised to 500,000 from the small blind and Kim called from the big blind. The flop came     and Kim checked. Matson bet 400,000 and Kim check-called. The turn brought the   and both players checked to the   river. Kim fired 600,000 and Matson called. Kim tabled    for top pair and Matson sent her hand to the muck.

Hand #156: Kim raised to 375,000 from the small blind and Matson called. The dealer fanned a flop of     and Matson checked. Kim bet 350,000 and Matson folded.

Jiyoung Kim15,000,0001,700,000
Nancy Matson4,400,000-1,600,000
Sunday, June 23, 2019 5:00 PM Local Time
Hands #147-151: Kim Holding on to the Chip Lead

Jiyoung Kim

Hand #147: Nancy Matson raised to 450,000 from the button and Jiyoung Kim called. The flop came    , Kim check-called the 500,000 bet of Matson. The turn brought them the  , Kim checked again. Matson barreled another bet over the line, now for 900,000 and Kim folded.

Hand #148: Kim raised to 400,000 from the button and Matson called after looking at Kim for a while. The dealer spread out the     on the flop for Matson to check-call the 350,000 bet of Kim. The turn was the   to pair the board up. Matson quickly checked again. Kim stared at the board and glimpsed at Matson before she decided to fire a bet of 650,000 into the pot for Matson to fold.

Hand #149: Matson raised to 500,000 from the button and Kim called. The flop came    , Kim check-called the 400,000 continuation-bet of Matson. The turn was the  , Kim checked again and so did Matson. The river completed the board with the  . Kim barreled a bet of 700,000 over the line and Matson called but mucked when she saw Kim held    for the rivered top pair.

Hand #150: Kim raised to 375,000 from the button and got no call.

Hand #151: Matson raised to 500,000 from the button and that was enough to make Kim fold her hand.

Jiyoung Kim13,300,0001,400,000
Nancy Matson6,000,000-1,400,000
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Sunday, June 23, 2019 4:48 PM Local Time
Hands #140-146: First Exchanges Heads-Up

Nancy Matson

Hand #140: Nancy Matson got a walk.

Hand #141: Matson limped from the small blind and Jiyoung Kim raised to 460,000 from the big blind. Matson folded.

Hand #142: Kim raised to 350,000 from the small blind and Matson folded.

Hand #143: Matson limped from the small blind and Kim raised to 460,000 from the big blind. Matson folded.

Hand #144: Kim limped from the small blind and Matson checked. The dealer spread a flop of     and was checked through to the   turn. Matson bet 225,000 and Kim raised to 650,000. Matson folded.

Hand #145: Matson raised to 450,000 from the small blind and Kim folded.

Hand #146: Kim raised to 400,000 from the small blind and Matson three-bet to 1,200,000 from the big blind. Kim went deep into the tank, then let it go.

Jiyoung Kim11,900,000300,000
Nancy Matson7,400,000-400,000
Sunday, June 23, 2019 4:34 PM Local Time
Sandrine Phan Eliminated in 3rd Place ($78,821)

Sandrine Phan

Hand #139: Sandrine Phan shoved from the small blind for 1,920,000 and Jiyoung Kim asked for a count in the big blind before she called.

Sandrine Phan:   
Jiyoung Kim:   

The flop came     for Kim to flop top pair immediately.

The   on the turn meant Phan also paired up to have some hope to stay alive but the   on the river meant Phan was done for today as she finished in third place for $78,821.

The two remaining players have been sent for a short break while the final table is being set up for heads-up play and the bracelet will be displayed on the table.

Jiyoung Kim11,600,0001,600,000
Nancy Matson7,800,000700,000
Sandrine Phan0-2,200,000
Sunday, June 23, 2019 4:22 PM Local Time
Hands #133-138: All Ins and Folds

Jiyoung Kim

Hand #133: Jiyoung Kim got a walk.

Hand #134: Kim raised to 350,000 from the small blind and Nancy Matson called from the big blind. The flop was     and Kim bet 275,000. Matson folded.

Hand #135: Matson raised to 1,730,000 from the small blind and Sandrine Phan gave up her her big blind.

Hand #136: Phan moved all in from the small blind for 1,570,000 and Kim folded.

Hand #137: Phan moved all in on the button for 1,890,000 and Matson, in the big blind, took a few seconds of reflection but folded.

Hand #138: Kim raised to 350,000 from the button and Matson three-bet to 900,000 in the small blind. Phan quickly folded her big blind and Kim did the same.

Jiyoung Kim10,000,000200,000
Nancy Matson7,100,000-600,000
Sandrine Phan2,200,000200,000
Sunday, June 23, 2019 4:14 PM Local Time
Hands #128-132: Phan Down to Twelve Big Blinds

Sandrine Phan

Hand #128: Jiyoung Kim raised to 350,000 from the small blind and Nancy Matson called in the big blind. The flop came    , Kim continued with a bet of 300,000 which Matson called. The turn was the  , Kim check-folded to the 425,000 bet of Matson.

Hand #129: Matson completed her small blind and Sandrine Phan raised to 535,000 in the big blind. Matson folded.

Hand #130: Matson raised to 320,000 from the button and picked up the blinds and ante.

Hand #131: Kim raised to 350,000 from the small blind and that was enough to make Matson fold her big blind.

Hand #132: Kim raised to 350,000 from the button and Phan called. The flop came    , Phan check-called the 275,000 bet of Kim. The turn was the  , Phan check-called the 400,000 continuation-bet of Kim. The river completed the board with the  , Phan checked for the last time. Kim shoved to put Phan at risk for the 1,970,000 she had behind. Phan considered her options for a while and then opted to fold.

Jiyoung Kim9,800,000600,000
Nancy Matson7,700,000500,000
Sandrine Phan2,000,000-1,100,000
Sunday, June 23, 2019 4:03 PM Local Time
Level 31 started
Level: 31
Blinds: 80,000/160,000
Ante: 160,000
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Sunday, June 23, 2019 4:02 PM Local Time
Hands #122-127: Kim Building Higher

Hand #122: Jiyoung Kim raised to 260,000 from the small blind and Nancy Matson called from the big blind. The flop came     and Kim bet 250,000. Matson folded.

Hand #123: Kim raised to 260,000 on the button and Matson three-bet to 700,000 from the small blind. Sandrine Phan four-bet shoved for 4,230,000 from the big blind. Kim folded and Matson went deep into the tank then opted to let it go.

Hand #124: Kim got a walk.

Hand #125: Phan raised to 260,000 on the button and Kim three-bet to 650,000 from the small blind. Phan folded.

Hand #126: Matson raised to 300,000 from the small blind and Phan called from the big blind. The flop came     and Matson bet 250,000. Phan called. The turn was the   and Matson continued with another bet of 425,000. Phan folded.

Hand #127: Phan limped from the small blind and Kim raised to 420,000 from the big blind. Phan called. The dealer spread a flop of     and Phan check-called a bet of 275,000 from Kim. The turn was the   and was checked through to the   river. Phan checked once more and Kim fired 550,000. Phan called. Kim showed    and Phan tossed her cards in the muck.

Jiyoung Kim9,200,0001,900,000
Nancy Matson7,200,000-600,000
Sandrine Phan3,100,000-1,200,000
Sunday, June 23, 2019 3:49 PM Local Time
Hands #117-121: Matson Takes Three

Hand #117: Sandrine Phan got a walk.

Hand #118: Nancy Matson raised to 260,000 from the button and Jiyoung Kim defended her big blind. The flop came     for both players to check to the   on the turn. Kim check-folded to the 330,000 bet of Matson.

Hand #119: Kim raised to 260,000 from the small blind and Matson defended her big blind. The flop came    , Kim continued with a bet of 250,000 and Matson called. The turn was the  , Kim now decided to slow down and check. Matson led out for 350,000 and Kim let her hand go.

Hand #120: Kim raised to 260,000 from the button and Matson called in the small blind. The flop came    , Matson check-called the 250,000 bet of Matson. The turn was the  , they both checked to see the   complete the board. Matson checked again and Kim checked too. Matson tabled    for trip aces and that was enough to make Kim muck her hand.

Hand #121: Kim got a walk.

Nancy Matson7,800,0001,600,000
Jiyoung Kim7,300,000-1,300,000
Sandrine Phan4,300,000-300,000
Sunday, June 23, 2019 3:39 PM Local Time
Hands #112-116: Kim Takes From Matson

Jiyoung Kim

Hand #112: Nancy Matson raised to 260,000 on the button. Sandrine Phan and Jiyoung Kim folded their blinds.

Hand #113: Phan raised to 260,000 on the button and Kim called from the small blind. Matson three-bet to 700,000 from the big blind and Phan and Kim folded.

Hand #114: Kim raised to 260,000 on the button and Matson called from the small blind along with Phan from the big blind. The dealer fanned a flop of     and action checked to Kim who bet 350,000. Matson and Phan folded.

Hand #115: Matson raised to 260,000 on the button and Kim three-bet to 600,000 from the big blind. Matson added the remainder to call. A flop of     was dealt and Kim fired 475,000. Matson called. The turn came the   and was checked through to the   river. Both players checked and Kim tabled    to win the pot.

Hand #116: Kim raised to 260,000 from the small blind and Matson gave up her big blind.

Jiyoung Kim8,600,0001,500,000
Nancy Matson6,200,000-700,000
Sandrine Phan4,600,000-800,000
Sunday, June 23, 2019 3:31 PM Local Time
Tu Dao Eliminated in 4th Place ($52,007)

Tu Dao

Hand #111: Nancy Matson raised to 260,000 from the button and Tu Dao shoved from the small blind for 2,020,000. Sandrine Phan also shoved for 3,010,000 from the big blind and Matson quickly folded her hand to let them battle it out.

Tu Dao:   
Sandrine Phan:   

The flop came     for Phan to stay ahead.

The turn was the   for Dao to have two outs left as the   would give Phan a flush.

The river completed the board with the   for Phan to hold on and eliminate the Day 2 and Day 3 chip leader in fourth place for $52,007.

Jiyoung Kim7,100,000500,000
Nancy Matson6,900,000-600,000
Sandrine Phan5,400,0002,600,000
Tu Dao0-2,500,000
Sunday, June 23, 2019 3:29 PM Local Time
Hands #109-110: One Three-Bet and a Raise

Hand #109: Tu Dao raised to 270,000 from under the gun. Jiyoung Kim three-bet to 625,000 from the small blind and that was enough to make Nancy Matson fold her big blind and for Dao to give up on her hand.

Hand #110: Sandrine Phan raised to 265,000 from under the gun and picked up the blinds and ante.

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