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Ladies Champion headlines WSOP June 9
Lisa Hamilton's first live tournament turned into a dream come true.
The 37-year-old Hawaii native had never played in any kind of live event before the $1k Ladies World Championship, but Hamilton is leaving the Rio as a WSOP bracelet champion.
Hamilton survived a pool of 1,060 entrants to take the bracelet, coming away with the win after a heads up battle with Lori Bender at a fast-paced final table.
"I do not even play in tournaments," Hamilton said. "That's why everyone is teasing me."
"I entered at the last minute," said the long-time Vegas cash game pro. "I kept telling my friend, 'I'm not playing!' I am not playing in this event! I decided to play and I don't even know how I made it this far. I'm shocked!"
Other notable players at the final table included Mary Lou Morelli, who finished third ($78,132) and Lisa Parsons, who took seventh place for $22,880.
Hamilton cashes for $195,390 with the bracelet win, while Bender takes home $120,575 for her runner-up finish.
Event 18 - $10k Omaha Hi-Lo World Championship
Daniel Negreanu came up just short of a bracelet for the second time at the 2009 WSOP, finishing fourth, and Daniel Alaei won his second WSOP bracelet.
For more on the Omaha Hi-Lo World Championship check our WSOP news section.
Event 19 - $2,500 Six-Handed No-Limit Hold'em
This event was supposed to play down to a final table, but 11 players still remained when 3 a.m. rolled around.
Event 20 - $1,500 Pot-Limit Hold'em
Day 1 is in the books and the field has been trimmed down from 663 to 62. The day ended just after the bubble burst, and 63 players are going home with cash finishes.
Day 2 begins play at 2 p.m. Wednesday.
Event 21 - $3k H.O.R.S.E.
Daniel Negreanu rushed over to this event as soon as he was busted out of the $10k Omaha Hi-Lo.
The pace is slow and steady thus far, with the field narrowed from 452 entrants to 198 players at the end of Day 1.
The event resumes Wednesday with Day 2 beginning at 5 p.m.
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