Castaneda wins WSOP bracelet

Castaneda wins WSOP bracelet

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

The 2013 edition of the WSOP in Las Vegas saw its first female open event winner in Dana Castaneda on Tuesday evening after the American took down the $1,000 buy-in no-limit hold‘em Event #54.

Not since Vanessa Selbst claimed silverware back in 2007 has a female player scooped gold in a non-female specific event but Castaneda changed all that after defeating Canadian player Jason Bigelow and taking home $454,207 in cash.

After cashing in the Ladies No-Limit Hold‘Em Championship earlier in the WSOP, Castaneda decided to take another shot at glory by anteing up in Event #54. Having made her way through the masses, she returned with 13 other grinders and managed to make her way into the final table after only a few hands.

Castaneda soon emerged as the dominant force and soon eliminated former chip leader Barry Hutter before parlaying this good fortune into taking a run at Bigelow heads-up.

In a final flourish of activity, a missed flush draw for Bigelow allowed Castaneda’s pair of fives to scoop the final pot and etch her name into the WSOP’s history books.

Final results from WSOP Event #54 ($1,000 buy-in no-limit hold‘em):

1 Dana Castaneda $454,207

2 Jason Bigelow $281,991

3 Matthias Bednarek $198,883

4 Michael Zucchet $143,642

5 Philippe Clerc $105,007

6 Barry Hutter $77,685

7 Jacob Bazeley $58,147

8 Joseph Wertz $44,032

9 Kenneth Gregersen $33,731

Tags: WSOP, Dana Castaneda, Jason Bigelow, Barry Hutter, Vanessa Selbst