Event 61: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event

Vanessa Selbst Eliminated in 73rd Place ($88,070)

Vanessa Selbst All In

Action folded around to Vanessa Selbst, who became the first woman to win a bracelet in an open event since she did it in 2008 (she won Event 52: $2,500 10-Game Mix - Six-Handed earlier this summer), and she moved all in for 750,000 from the button. The small blind got out of the way, but Greg Merson made the call from the big blind.

Selbst: {Q-Hearts}{7-Spades}
Merson: {A-Clubs}{8-Clubs}

According to our PokerNews Odds Calculator, Selbst had a 33.71% chance of winning the hand, but that improved to 45.35% when the flop came down {7-Clubs}{2-Clubs}{10-Spades} and gave her a pair. While she was currently out in front, Merson's overs and flush draw made him the favorite in the hand.

The {6-Hearts} turn gave Merson an added gut-shot straight draw, but his chances of winning did drop to 40.90% with one card to come. The dealer burned one last time and put out the {9-Diamonds}. It was a dagger through Selbst's heart as Merson made his straight and put an end to her deep run in 73rd place, good for $88,070.

Chip Counts
Greg Merson us 2,250,000
Vanessa Selbst us Busted

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