Vanessa Troung clinches the WSOP Circuit Cherokee Main Event for $318K

Vanessa Troung

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The World Series of Poker (WSOP) Circuit Cherokee gathered 1,164 entries at its Main Event and a nail technician from Raleigh was pronounced the winner for a payday of $318,646. Truong’s win comes as a major boost for women in poker as it comes just after Maria Lampropulos’ grand victory at the partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Main Event for a bawling $1.2 million.

Final Table Review

Truong had one of the shortest piles at the unofficial table, but acquired a fillip to pauperize Mark Peterson, with aces verses his queen-jack on a queen-high flop.

Corey Bierria finished ninth at the hands of Troung and was the first victim at the final table. The hand displayed Truong with and Bierria with.

was what the board revealed and that’s how Bierria finished on ninth.

Truong then went on to oust Mike Horchoff and Billy Cashwell at eighth and seventh places respectively. After the start of the day, Pearlman, the chip leader earned his only elimination in the form of Jose Anaya, with that was joined with another four on the river versus Anaya’s better . Still nothing could save them from Truong’s run, as she fired her way through the next three eliminations.

Heads up though, the match went on for four hours as Pearlman put up a valiant fight and doubled up once. Yet, Pearlman couldn’t match and the final hand arrived.

Truong called from the big blind and Pearlman moved all in for 6,000,000. Truong's was leading with against Pearlman who was trailing with . The flop had supporting Pearlman but both the turn and river showed neutral Queens and Truong won the pot with two pairs and an ace kicker to claim the title.

Pearlman finished as a second-runners up for $196,809, while Truong cashed $318,646, her first WSOP ring and a seat into the August Global Casino Championship to be held at Cherokee itself.

Final Table Results (USD)

1. Vanessa Truong - $318,646

2. Daniel Pearlman - $196,809

3. Joshua Horton - $146,245

4. Dustin Nelson - $109,998

5. Jason Gooch - $83,756

6. Jose Anaya - $64,532

7. Billy Cashwell - $50,302

8. Mike Horchoff - $39,652

9. Corey Bierria - $31,603