With two tables to go in the Ladies Championship, Danielle Anderson and Jessica Dawley were the two biggest names left in field. It appeared that it might come down to an inevitable showdown between the two pros. However, the tides turned on Danielle Anderson and she busted in tenth place. Rough cooler when her straight lost to Dawley's higher straight. Anderson bubbled off the final table and Dawley went into the final nine as the player to beat.
Jessica Dawley edged out Jill Pike in only four hands of heads-up action to win the 2018 WSOP Ladies Championship. Dawley won $130,230 in cash for the win and the bling.
Event #57 $1,000 NL LADIES CHAMPIONSHIP - Final Results
This year's Ladies event attracted a field of 696 runners. They were vying for six-figures in cash plus the coveted bracelet. Women from all over the world flocked to Las Vegas to participate in this year's Ladies Event.
The official final table included Lisa Fong, Jill Pike, Tara Snow, Weiyi Mo, Tara Cain, Molly Mossey, Mesha James, Jacqueline Burkhart and Jessica Dawley.
Montana's Jill Pike came into the final table with the lead, but she had Jessica Dawley lurking nearby. Once Danielle Andersen busted in tenth place, Dawley was the player to beat. The pro was noticeably more aggressive than her tablemates. Dawley is a Florida based pro who is also well known for her commentating skills.
Two Taras made the final table, yet neither would win. Tara Snow and Molly Mossey were the first two to bust at the final table. Weiyi Mo and Tara Cain
Lisa Fong got picked off in third place when she got ambushed by Dawley's pocket Kings. Dawley's cowboys held up which set up the heads-up bout between Dawley and Pike.
Quickie heads-up. Only four hands. Pike couldn't pull off a successful counterstrike and she busted in second place. Pike banked a little more than $80K for second place.
Dawley won her first bracelet and she earned a first-place payout worth $130,230. Not too shabby, eh?
Dawley was a runner-up in a WSOP.com online Circuit event back in February. Dawley is closing in on $250K career earnings at the WSOP. Overall, Dawley has won $713K in tournaments worldwide.
Among the 105 ladies who cashed in Event #57 included... Lacey Jones, Gaelle Baumann, Natasha Mercier, Cyndy Violette, Mo Han, Dana Muse, Nathalie Schaeffer, Kristy Arnett, Lisa Costello, Sandy Tran, Katherine Fleck, Amanda Wheeler, Kristy Duong, Patti Sabo, Melanie Weisner, Kayla Greene, Traci Brown, Constance Morton, Jen Germany, Veronica Brill, Charlotte Godwin, Tara Guiliano, Ning Ye, Marie-Lizette Acoba, and Karen Xiu.
2018 WSOP - Event #57 $1,000 NL LADIES CHAMPIONSHIP
Prize Pool: $626,400
Final Table Results:
1. Jessica Dawley (USA) $130,230
2. Jill Pike (USA) $80,444
3. Lisa Fong (USA) $55,812
4. Mesha James (USA) $39,334
5. Jacqueline Burkhart (USA) $28,167
6. Tara Cain (USA) $20,499
7. Weiyi Mo (USA) $15,167
8. Molly Mossey (USA) $11,411
9. Tara Snow (USA) $8,732