Gorgeous Erika Moutinho Last Woman Left At WSOP 2011July 18, 2011 10:17 am
With the WSOP 2011 Main Event field whittled down from 6,865 players to just 58 hopefuls, Erika Moutinho now has the distinction of being the last woman left standing in the coveted Las Vegas event.
A quick glance at the Connecticut beauty’s results would indicate she cashed for the first time in her career at the 2011 WSOP $1k NL event, after finishing 412th for $1,812. However, by making it through to Day 7 of the Main Event she is now guaranteed a minimum of $130,997 to set her poker earnings sky-rocketing.
Despite her previously lowly earnings, Erika Moutinho was already well known in the poker community where she works as a consultant and life coach for poker players. It was in this role that she met her partner and poker pro David “Doc” Sands.
Sands boasts $2,764,034 in online earnings to go with his current $773,274 won playing live tournaments. He has also helped Erika improve her game and amazingly the couple are both still left in the hugely diminished Main Event field with Sands in 29th spot (2.765m) and Erika Moutinho in 40th (2.075m).
During Day 6 Moutinho was even moved to Sands’ table for a short while, prompting Ben Lamb to comment; “This is a crazy little thing right here.”
However, the couple didn’t tangle on this occasion but after winning a hand to take his chip count ahead of Erika’s, Sands’ humorously commented; “Yeah, Moutinho! Just when you talk about how many nights you had the chip lead.”
Later talking to Kara Scott, Sands said it meant a great deal to him to be playing with Erika in the Main Event, and said:
“I was excited to be there. It was a great experience and I think it’s a really unique accomplishment for both of us individually and collectively. She played great and I’m really proud of her efforts and my efforts. It was fun to be able to celebrate that at the end of the day.”
As the 2011 Main Event field narrows further, the couple will be hoping that together they both may yet find a place at this year’s final table.