Event 51: $1,000 Ladies No-Limit Hold'em Championship
Event 51: $1,000 Ladies No-Limit Hold'em Championship
Day 2 completed

Day 2 Concludes; Pechac Tops Final Nine

Shamus • Level 19: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante
Debbie Pechac
Debbie Pechac

Like Day 1, which saw the original field of 936 trimmed to 117 players in just 10 one-hour levels, Day 2 of Event 51, the $1,000 Ladies No-Limit Hold'em Championship also moved at a quick pace. After just eight levels plus another 18 minutes of Level 19, just nine players were left with chips, with Debbie Pechac of Phoenix, Arizona the leader heading into tomorrow's final day of play.

Among the first cashers on Day 2 were Amanda Wheeler (105th), Annie LePage (93rd), Felicia Johnico (88th), and PokerNews's own Sarah Grant (86th). As the afternoon wore on the field was cut down to less than 50 players, with Mandy Baker (76th), last year's ladies event champion Marsha Wolak (74th), Lisa Parsons (73rd), and J.J. Liu (45th) among those cashing early on.

Jana de la Cerra enjoyed the chip lead for part of the late afternoon, but found her ladies event run stopped short in 34th place after flopping a full house in a hand in which Yen Dang had made quads. She was followed shortly thereafter by Della Jones (33rd) who had also spent some time among the leaders earlier in the day.

The field was cut down to just 21 by the dinner break, with Erica Schoenberg (28th), Stacey Lynn Nutini (23rd), and Leo Margets (22nd) leaving us just before the end of Level 16. Coming back from the break, Jamie Kerstetter fell in 20th. And a couple of other players who had enjoyed the chip lead earlier in the tournament went out shortly thereafter, with Monica Hinojosa exiting in 18th and Gaelle Baumann in 15th.

Yan Deng was responsible for a number of knockouts today, and she picked up the last one, too, by eliminating Lisa Santy in 10th. She'll return to a healthy stack of tomorrow, good for third position behind Pechac and Candida Ross-Powers. Here's how the counts look for all nine players heading into Sunday's final day:

PositionPlayerChips
1Debbie Pechac630,000
2Candida Ross-Powers548,000
3Yen Dang483,000
4Lesley Amos352,000
5Anna Lundholm218,000
6Rae Rocco203,000
7Angela Moed145,000
8Janet Howard132,000
9Freda Lawrence99,000

Play resumes at 1 PM local time tomorrow. Thanks for following our coverage of the ladies event thus far, and be sure to come back to see who among the final nine emerges as the next World Series of Poker bracelet winner.

Lisa Santy Eliminated in 10th Place ($9,620)

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Lisa Santy - 10th place
Lisa Santy - 10th place

It didn't take very long after the final 10 players got situated in their new seats when a hand arose in which it folded around to Yen Dang in the small blind, and she raised to 24,000. Lisa Santy checked her cards, then announced she was reraising all in with the 140,000 or so she had in front of her. Dang made the call.

Dang: {A-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}
Santy: {Q-Hearts}{9-Hearts}

Santy stood by her chair to watch the dealer burn a card and spread the {10-Spades}{3-Spades}{5-Diamonds} flop, a look of acceptance on her face. The turn was the {4-Hearts} and river the {2-Clubs}, and with a nod Santy said "good hand" and "nice job" to Dang before making her way to the cashier's desk.

With 42 minutes still left in Level 19, the tourney clock has been paused and the bags brought out. The final table is set!

Lisa Santy us Busted

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Seating Assignments for the 10-Handed Table, with Chip Counts

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Here's how the final 10 players are seated, with chip counts below:

SeatPlayer
1Angela Moed
2Freda Lawrence
3Debbie Pechac
4Janet Howard
5Candida Ross-Powers
6Anna Lundholm
7Rae Rocco
8Yen Dang
9Lisa Santy
10Lesley Amos
Debbie Pechac 530,000 -50,000
Candida Ross-Powers 481,000 116,000
Lesley Amos 440,000 130,000
Yen Dang us 342,000 38,000
Ida Lundholm 260,000 80,000
Angela Prada-Moed us 221,000 35,000
Jan Howard 166,000 31,000
Lisa Santy us 139,000 51,000
Rae Rocco 136,000 16,000
Rosemary Lawrence 112,000 -8,000

Amber Chatwin Eliminated in 11th Place ($9,620)

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Amber Chatwin
Amber Chatwin

Soon after returning from the break, Amber Chatwin was pushing her short stack of 93,000 with {7-Diamonds}{7-Hearts} and getting a caller in Debbie Pechac who held {A-Spades}{J-Spades}. The board rolled out {K-Clubs}{K-Hearts}{J-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}{Q-Clubs}, meaning Pechac's jacks and kings were best and Chatwin was out in 11th.

The remaining 10 players are redrawing for seats around the not-quite-final final table. We'll get you those seat assignments and updated counts for all 10 in just a moment.

Debbie Pechac 580,000 110,000
Amber Chatwin us Busted

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Level:
19
Blinds:
4,000/8,000
Ante:
1,000

Break Time; 11 Remain

Shamus • Level 18: 3,000-6,000, 500 ante

The final 11 players are now taking the last scheduled 20-minute break of the night. The plan will be to play two more one-hour levels, or stop when just nine players remain, whatever comes first.

Peg Ledman Eliminated in 13th Place ($7,716)

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Peg Ledman - 13th place
Peg Ledman - 13th place

Debbie Pechac opened with a raise to 20,000 from under the gun, and it folded to Peg Ledman in the cutoff who reraised to 50,000. The action back on Pechac, she reraised all in and Ledman called for her entire stack of 155,000.

Pechac: {A-Clubs}{Q-Spades}
Ledman: {A-Diamonds}{J-Hearts}

The flop came {Q-Hearts}{A-Spades}{10-Hearts}, pairing Pechac's queen though actually giving Ledman an extra out. But the turn was the {7-Clubs} and river the {9-Spades}, and just a dozen players remain.

Debbie Pechac 470,000 150,000
Peg Ledman Busted

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Mona Harb Eliminated in 14th Place ($7,716)

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Mona Harb - 14th place
Mona Harb - 14th place

We're seeing a rush of eliminations here as Level 18 comes to a close, with the short stacks putting their chips at risk frequently.

Just now Mona Harb opened for 15,000 from under the gun, then Candida Ross-Powers reraised all in from the cutoff. It folded back to Harb who called right away, turning over {A-Spades}{K-Hearts}. Ross-Powers had {7-Clubs}{7-Hearts}, and five cards later — {5-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}{J-Hearts}{J-Diamonds} — her sevens were still best.

Mona Harb Busted

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