Two years ago Cherish Andrews made her first final table at the World Series of Poker. It was in event #31: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em, where Andrews finished in 4th place for $210,083. In an interview with Checkraze.com Andrews said about the experience: “To final table a WSOP event is one of the most fun things I have ever done. The experience was amazing, I enjoyed getting to know the other players as well”.
Yesterday Andrews had the chance to repeat the experience as she was among the final 24 to return on day 3 of Event #60, another $1,5K NLHE. Andrews seems to excel in this kind of tournaments with large fields and a moderate buy-in.
When the final day of event #60 arrived, Andrews was 6th in chips with two-time bracelet winner Steve Sung on top. Other notables who made it so far included Ty Reiman, Scott Baumstein, Erwann Pecheux and Zach Gruneberg.
On her way to the final table Andrews knocked out several players. First she eliminated Ty Reiman in 22nd place with top pair, when his flush draw missed. Then she busted French pro Erwann Pecheux in a big pot, when he was all in with against Andrews’ – and failed to improve. Andrews was now second in chips with 1,340,000 and closing in on the chip leader Brandon Hall with 1,400,000 in his stack.
On the final table bubble Andrews sent Matt Alexander to the rail, when his was behind Andrews’ . The board of did not help Alexander, and he was out in 10th place.
The Final Table
The final table was now set, and it did not take long before the first player, Kurt Jewell, was eliminated. Steve Sung was not going to capture his third bracelet as he was sent to the rail in 8th place, and soon after German player Thomas Dietl followed along, when he shoved with and was up against Salman Jaddi, who had picked up a pair of teens. Jaddi hit a set on the river, and it was good-bye to Dietl. Italian player David Bravin was knocked out in 6th place, and they were down to five.
At this point Andrews was getting short. She remained active and won a couple of pots preflop to take down the blind and antes, and one time she shoved over a raise by Zach Grunenberg to win the pot. In the final hand Andrews had picked up beautiful and decided to move all in from out of the small blind. Unfortunately Salman Jaddi had picked up an even better hand . The board ran out , and Andrews was out in 5th place with $142,346 in her pocket.
Congratulations to Cherish Andrews for her great run. The winner of the event is yet to be found as the event is still in progress.
Photo: Borgata Fall Poker Open