Kitty Kuo and Lynne Beaumont With Deep Runs in HPO Championship and Monster Stack Event

KittyKuoWith only a few World Series of Poker events remaining, there’s not much time left to capture a gold bracelet. England’s Lynne Beaumont gave it a shot, when she registered for the Monster Stack tournament (15,000  starting chips) together with 7,861 other players. After four days of play, Beaumont had made it all the way to the final table on day 5 with a chance of winning the coveted bracelet and the $1,327,083 in first prize money!

Beaumont entered the final table as a short stack with 19 big blinds. Taking the big pay jumps into consideration, it was obvious that Beaumont didn’t want to take any unnecessary risks, and she played patiently, waiting for good hands. It was a strategy that paid off as she was able to survive three players, until she was knocked out in 6th place.

In the final hand Beaumont shoved with from the button and got a call from Hugo Pingray, who had picked up in the big blind. With a queen on the flop Beaumont’s destiny was sealed, and she was sent to the rail with $273,090 for her effort. Hugo Pingray went on to win the event and the bracelet.

Kitty Kuo took some days off from the tournament grind at WSOP and went to the M Resort Casino and Spa to play in the Hollywood Poker Open Championship Main Event, and it proved to be a good decision. When the final day arrived, only 23 players remained. The Taiwanese pro was chip leader most of the day, and down to three players it looked like Kitty Kuo was going to emerge victorious. Unfortunately she took a massive hit when her trip kings ran into Simon Deadman’s full house, and she was not able to recover. Simon Deadman went on to win the tournament.

A chop among the final three players secured Kitty Kuo $200K for her great run. Kitty Kuo didn’t seem too pleased with the result:

But after some time she came back and thanked all her followers for the support, and promised:

Congrats to both players for their deep runs and great play.

Photo: Hollywood Poker Open, M Resort Casino and Spa

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