Australia's Heidi May Wins 2017 WSOP Ladies Event

Australia's Heidi May Wins 2017 WSOP Ladies EventHeidi May has taken down Event #70 of the World Series of Poker, the $10,000 Ladies No-Limit Hold’em Championship, after besting a field of 718 players over three days to claim a coveted gold bracelet, as well as a first place prize of $135,098.
Interestingly, the Australian player travelled to Las Vegas with a group of friends from a shared household, and together they have now made four final tables, including the one which Heidi May just won. Commenting after a victory which pushes her career earnings to $238,446, the 27-year-old pro stated:
“I’m feeling pretty happy. The disco shirt — it’s our house shirt. Every time someone makes a final table we wear it.”
Event #70 featured a prize pool of $646,200, and amongst the notable players seeing a return on their buy-ins was Vanessa Selbst in 56th ($2,040), Lynn Gilmartin in 49th ($2,301), Amanda Sizemore in 24th ($3,710), Wendy Weissman in 20th ($3,710), and Allison Schultz in 10th ($7,066).
At the final table, Heidi May (A-Q) then eliminated Alexis Sterner (K-Q) in 6th, before being dealt A-K and sending Jana De La Cerra (8-8) to the rail in 3rd to set up the final battle against Deborah Worley-Roberts for the title.
Forty-three hands into heads-up, May had subsequently managed to extend her lead to a 6 to 1 chip advantage when the deciding hand was played with Worley-Roberts moving all-in preflop holding K-J. May made the call with 10-10, and after the board rolled out 10-2-2-6-3, she claimed the title, as well as the bigest score of her career.
“It feels really good to finally close one out, especially after having a few deep runs and not closing. I think in the other tournaments I got really unlucky. This time, I ran really well,” commented May following her remarkable performance.
Final Table Results:
1: Heidi May $135,098
2: Deborah Worley-Roberts $83,459
3: Jana De La Cerra $57,930
4: Julie Dang $40,843
5: Katherine Ansorge $29,256
6: Alexis Sterner $21,298
7: Tiffany Lee $15,760
8: Margaret Zampino $11,858
9: Karen Hodge $9,075

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