Event #1 of the 2020 Women’s Series attracted 44 players who battled it out on the felt today. The top six spots would be in the money with a cool $2,210 for the event champion, along with a sweet trophy and winner’s pendant. There were many returning players from Playground’s tremendously successful inaugural Women’s Series, which was a tremendous success. There was a jovial mood in the air today, as the players clearly had a great time at the tables. But make no mistake, all participants arrived to play some serious poker and were fierce competitors. This was truly Christine Park’s day. She took an early lead and never looked back, building a mountain of chips that only grew throughout the day. Her chip lead ranged from significant to seemingly insurmountable. When the final table was formed, Park had a lead of nearly 2:1 over …
After the elimination of Claire Briere in third place, the tournament is now heads-up between Christine Park and Shaelene McInnis for the champion trophy and winner’s pendant. Although Park has a massive chip lead over McInnis, McInnis is a fighter and she is trying her best to make a come-back.
And the Christine Park poker show continues. She is not only playing well, she is also running good, which is always a great thing in poker. Park was ahead holding against Claire Briere with . She then picked up the flush draw on the flop and sealed the deal on the turn, while also picking up outs to make either a royal or a straight flush. The on the river was so close, as either the or would have been fun! Briere leaves in third place and now has a seat for champion final later this year. 3rd Place: Claire Briere, $990
Christine Park continues to steam roll over the table as she just eliminated Lorraine Beaupre Lebire in fourth place. All of the three remaining players have now secured their seat into the year-end champion final. 4th Place: Lorraine Beaupre Lebire, $660
The players just had their last break of the evening and Christine Park has most of the chips in play! Christine Park, 799,000 chips Shaelene McInnis, 78,000 chips Lorraine Beaupre Lebire, 72,000 chips Claire Briere, 151,000 chips