Melissa Burr: “I’m Going to Eventually Win One”

Melissa_twitterWhat a summer it has been for mixed-games pro Melissa Burr at the World Series of Poker.

First she reached the final table in Event #10: $10,000 Limit Omaha Hi-Lo, where she finished 8th for $51,768. Then she took 5th in Event #30: $1,500 Seven-Card Stud Hi-Lo for $39,181 and today she finished in 9th place in Event #41: $1,500 Six-Handed Dealer’s Choice for $9,944.

The Dealer’s Choice event is new on the WSOP schedule, and in order to win the bracelet the players have to master 16 different games of poker. No wonder the event drew a lot of very strong players. When they were 16 left, four women were still in: Maria Ho, Jennifer Harman, Melissa Burr and Maria Mayrinck.  The latter was involved in an incident with the controversial Brandon Cantu late in day 2, where he accused Mayrinck of angle shooting. An accusation that Mayrinck completely rejected as you can see in the video below, where she talks with PokerNews’ Sarah Grant:

The first of the four ladies to go, was Maria Ho who was eliminated in 15th place. Maria Mayrinck managed to survive Cantu, who was sent to the rail in 12th place. But 20 minutes later it was over for Mayrinck, who was out in 11th place.

When the 10 remaining players met today to play down to a winner, it was with Jennifer Harman and Melissa Burr as the two short stacks. Unfortunately none of them were able to receive a quick double up.  After only 1 hour of play, two-time bracelet winner Jennifer Harman was eliminated in 10th place in a round of stud 8, where her pair of eights was beat by Aarons Schaff’s two pair.

Melissa Burr was quick to follow in 9th place, when she was unable to beat Shane Abbott’s trip deuces. Even though Burr busted shy of the final table today, it’s pretty impressive, what she has accomplished this summer. Let’s hope the poker gods are willing to accommodate her prayers. If not we’re sure she’s more than capable to manage on her own:

The Dealer’s Choice event is still in progress. Currently Aaron Schaff is chip leader with 6 players left.

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