WSOP #10: Melissa Burr and Shirley Rosario Among the Final 18 in $10K Limit Omaha Hi-Low

Shirley RosarioWhen the final 18 players in Event #10, the $10,000 Limit Omaha Hi-Low Championship, return later today, they will play down to a winner. The very good news is that Shirley Rosario and Melissa Burr are still in contention for the gold bracelet and the $443,407 first prize. No doubt competition is going to be fierce as the remaining 18 players are some of the very best Omaha Hi-Lo players in the world.

Out of the 18 players left seven of them have one or multiple bracelets to their name. Jeff Lisandro have five bracelets, Eli Elezra and Brock Parker two, while Richard Ashby, Andrew Brown, Dan Kelly and Perry Freidman each have one bracelet.

Day 2 kicked off with 111 players in the field. During the day a lot of notable names were eliminated, among them Barry Greenstein, Daniel Negraneu, Scott Siever, Phil Laak, Vanessa Selbst, Jason Mercier, Erik Seidel and Jennifer Harman:

While Jennifer Harman went on to play cash games, Melissa Burr and Shirley Rosario managed to survive to day 3.

Shirley Rosario

Shirley Rosario is currently in 6th place with 375,000 in chips, average is 296,677. Rosario, who’s a mixed games player from California, consider Omaha Hi-Lo her best game, and her results speak for themselves. In 2003 she was runner-up to Phil Hellmuth in the Omaha Hi-Lo event at the LA Poker Classic. In 2005 she won the Legends of Poker Omaha Championship, in 2009 and 2010 she took down the HORSE event at the California State Poker Championship and in 2011 the HORSE event at the LA Poker Classic.

Melissa Burr

Melissa Burr will enter day 3 in 13th place with 161,000 in her stack. Burr is a high stakes mixed games pro from Atlantic City. She primarily a cash game player, but she also plays a few tournaments from time to time. In 2011 she was runner-up in the H.O.E. event at PCA, and in 2013 she finished 6th in the $1,000 HORSE event at LA Poker Classic.

Burr, who’s a regular at the 400/800 mixed games in Atlantic City, talked with PokerStars Women about playing in Ivey’s Room at the Aria, Open-Face Chinese poker and playing high stakes. On the subject of being the only woman at a poker table, Burr said:

“It’s really hard to be the only woman and I wish more women did what I did. Sometimes people get angry and aggro in the games, they forget that you’re a female and not a 200 pound guy. But it’s also fun because I have friendships where I’m just one of the guys, where we bet sports and watch football.”

At Pokernews Women we hope to see both Rosario and Burr at the final table today. Best of luck to both players.

You can read the full interview with Burr here

Photo: PokerStars

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