2014 World Series of Poker

Event #53: $10,000 Ladies No-Limit Hold'em Championship
Zilele: 3

Aoki Returns with Huge Lead for Final Table

Mikiyo Aoki
Mikiyo Aoki

Nine ladies will return at 1 p.m. to battle it out with cards and chips until one of them is crowned a champion in Event #53: $10,000 Ladies No-Limit Hold'em Championship. All final-tablists will make at least $11,504, but each of them has their eye on that top prize of $153,470 and the special ladies WSOP bracelet.

Mikiyo Aoki comes into Day 3 as the clear chip leader. Aoki was running over the table on Day 2 and was also the player to knock out the 10th-place finisher, giving her an extra boost to her stack at the end of play. She has a tower of chips numbering 742,000, or just under one third of the total chips in play. The next largest stack at the table has almost 300,000 less — Meikat Siu with 460,000.

Here are the players stacks at the start of play and how they will be seated for the final table:

SeatPlayerChip Count
1Persia Bonella128,000
2Meikat Siu460,000
3Elizabeth Montizanti184,000
4Stacey Sullivan64,000
5Pat Landis219,000
6Haixia Zhang311,000
7Patricia Cahill66,000
8Mikiyo Aoki742,000
9Kendra Wray214,000

Make sure you follow along here on the PokerNews live update blog for our coverage every step of the way. We will have hand-by-hand reporting until one of these ladies is holding a new bracelet.

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