Event 25: Vanessa Wang Wins $150 No Limit Hold’em Re-Entry Title in Heads-Up Chop

Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood
Event #25
$150 No Limit Hold’em Re-Entry
Total Entries: 625
Prize Pool: $75,000 

Vanessa Wang Wins $16,119 for her win in the $150 No Limit Hold'em Re-Entry
Vanessa Wang Wins $16,119 for her win in the $150 No Limit Hold’em Re-Entry

With the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown winding down, Vanessa Wang won her first tournament of her poker career on Wednesday night.

She took down the $150 No Limit Hold’em in a heads-up chop with Billy Haworth for $16,118. She had more chips at the time of the deal, so she takes credit for the win and takes home the trophy.

With only about a year of experience in poker tournaments, Wang is new to the tournament scene. While she is happy about her win, she knows that she has plenty of room to improve if she wants to continue to succeed.

“It feels really good,” said Wang after her win. “I know I can do it if I try hard enough. I should’ve done better in the main event, but I will try to do better in the future. I need more experience because a lot of times I lose my patience.”

This is her second cash of the series after finishing 76th for $6,856 in the $3,500 WPT Main Event. She also netted a cash in the WPTDeepStacks main event here at the Seminole Hard Rock during the Lucky Hearts Poker Open.

Wang immigrated to the South Florida area two years ago from China and has enjoyed her time in the area.

“I make jewelry and play tennis and golf and enjoy life,” said Wang.

The Beijing native is a self-described homemaker, but is in the midst of starting her own jewelry business. She is in the process of creating a web site to sell the jewelry she makes and has a few vendors interested in selling her product.

From the start of the day, Wang seemingly dominated the tournament. She came into the final table with the chip lead and never was short on chips. She navigated her way to a heads-up battle with Billy Haworth. After a short battle, they decided to chop up the prize pool evenly between them.

Here is a look at the results:

1st: Vanessa Wang – $16,118
2nd: Billy Haworth – $16,117
3rd: Anibal Rodriguez – $7,875
4th: Hector Chevalier – $5,438
5th: Edgardo Rosario – $4,013
6th: John Cummings – $3,188
7th: Paul Tong – $2,438
8th: Chien Chiu – $1,763
9th: Wally Maddah – $1,275
10th: Scott Cowan – $975
11th: Dustin Tragethon – $975
12th: Albert Green – $975
13th: Guillaume Darcourt – $788
14th: Martin Robbins – $788
15th: Vincent Ortega Delgado – $788
16th: Barry Gallo – $675
17th: Jorge Chavez – $675
18th: Michael Benko – $675
19th: Irvin Block – $563
20th: Edina Pantinchin – $563
21st: Eli Levy – $563
22nd Luis Bueno – $563
23rd: Stephen Harris – $563
24th: Luiz De Farias Guimares – $563
25th: Colby Covington – $563
26th: Evan Lash – $563
27th: Corey Hochman – $563
28th: Stephane Keyser – $488
29th: Paul Prager – $488
30th: Julia Bindelglass $488
31st: Artur Chimchirian – $488
32nd: Julio Fernandez – $488
33rd: Gabriel Baffigi Mezzotero – $488
34th: Lawrence Edwards – $488
35th: Williaredward Stanton – $488
36th: Gianmaco Gaspare – $488

Event 25 Final Results

Event 25: Xiaoyan Wang Leads Final 10

$150 No Limit Hold’em Re-Entry
Level 23: 10,000/20,000 with a 3,000 ante
Players Remaining: 10 of 625

The field has been trimmed down to the final 10 players and they have re-drawn for seats at the unofficial final table of 10.

Xiaoyan Wang is leading the final table with 1,496,000 in chips. Everybody is guaranteed a cash of at least $975, but first place is worth $20,237. Here is a look at the seating arrangement and chip counts:

Seat 1: Paul Tong – 1,001,000
Seat 2: Hector Chevalier – 1,186,000
Seat 3: Wally Maddah – 280,000
Seat 4: Billy Haworth – 448,000
Seat 5: Xiaoyan Wang – 1,496,000
Seat 6: Anibal Rodriguez – 265,000
Seat 7: Scott Cowan – 252,000
Seat 8: Edgardo Rosario – 493,000
Seat 9: Chien Chiu – 201,000
Seat 10: John Cummings – 590,000

Here is a look at the remaining payouts:

1st: $20,237
2nd: $12,000
3rd: $7,875
4th: $5,438
5th: $4,013
6th: $3,188
7th: $2,438
8th: $1,763
9th: $1,275
10th: $975

Event 25: Edgardo Rosario Bursts the Bubble

$150 No Limit Hold’em Re-Entry
Level 19: 4,000/8,000 with a 1,000 ante
Players Remaining: 37 of 625

The player in the big blind was all in for 3,000 and four players took a flop of Kc9h3d. Edgardo Rosario bet 10,000 from under-the-gun and a player in late position called.

The rest of the hand was checked down as the board was completed with the Ac and the Qs.

Rosario showed KhTc, and dragged the pot against the all in player’s 7c3c and the late position player’s 7h7d. Rosario dragged the pot, burst the bubble and there is a slight break in the action as they break a table and the final 36 are all in the money.

Rosario is one of the biggest stacks remaining after dragging the pot and everybody remaining is guaranteed at least $488.

Edgardo Rosario – 440,000