California’s Tamar Abraham takes down the event and picks up her first WSOP bracelet
In the 2023 Women’s No-Limit Hold ’em Championship at the World Series of Poker (WSOP), a remarkable 1,295 participants flocked to the tables, shattering all previous records. A decade ago, in 2007, the largest number of entries stood at 1,286. The massive turnout led to an impressive prize pool of $1,152,550 and, after an intense battle spanning four days, Tamar Abraham from Cypress, California, emerged victorious and claimed the lion’s share of the winnings and her first WSOP bracelet.
Abraham also achieved her highest-ever live tournament score, marking a third successful appearance at this prestigious event. She has continually reaped financial rewards, cashing in a remarkable three out of five times the tournament has taken place. Notably, Abraham secured a respectable 45th place in 2021 and a commendable 30th spot in 2018. With the recent victory, her total career earnings have now exceeded $218,000. It is worth mentioning that a staggering 195 participants achieved top finishes in this spectacular event.
Melissa Schubert (75th), Tiffany Michelle (56th), Maria Lampropulos (36th), Jessica Teusl (33rd), and Samantha Abernathy (31st) were among the prominent players who made significant progress in the competition. As the final day commenced, Shiina Okamoto held the lead, while Abraham found herself among the remaining seven contestants.
Eventually, she would have to face Okamoto in the final heads-up, where she showed her true chops. Holding 10-3 on a 10-5-2 flop, she check-raised out of position against Okamoto’s 5-4 with the better hand. As spades fell on the turn and river, she completed a flush, backing Okamoto into a corner and sealing the win.
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