Michelle Chin is First Female Player to Win WSOP Circuit Main Event
Michelle Chin won the Horseshoe Council Bluffs WSOP Circuit Main Event and becomes the first woman in poker history to take away a WSOP Gold Ring. To date there has been 156 WSOP Circuit Main Events and now we have a female winner in amongst the ring holders, and Chin did it in style.
Once the first place prize of $88,126 was netted she elatedly stated that, "It feels really great. This is probably at most the 10th tournament I've ever played in my life. It's just awesome to make history." A total of 235 players took to the tables creating a prize pool of $352,500 and 24 players made the money seats, and the going was pretty fast and furious as from those 235 starters only 4 players made it through to the final day.
Entering that final Day Chin had a substantial lead over the 3 other contenders who were Michael Sanders, Jesse Wilke and Mike Lang and it was Wilke who went to the rails first, followed by Sanders leaving Chin and Lang to battle things out. By this time Chin had a massive lead and as soon as she got Lang under the million chip mark there was no looking back. Chin finished off Lang with a set of 7’s to take the ring, the cash and of course made her own little bit of poker history while doing so.
If you fancy hitting the real felt instead of the virtual variety and trying to make a little poker history of your own then the WSOP in Las Vegas will of course give you the chance to do so. There are plenty of online qualifiers and competitions available for US online poker players right now, with both BetOnline and Full Flush Poker both giving you the chance to book your seat to the big one.