WSOP Day 6: No Female Millionaire. Melissa Burr Hot in the $10K Limit Omaha Hi-Low

Day 6 will most likely be remembered for Event #7, the $1,500 Seven-Card Razz, and the fact that Phil Hellmuth did not capture his 14th bracelet today, but ended runner-up to six-time bracelet winner Ted Forrest. But there was also other stories to be told.


In day 2 of the Millionaire Maker that attracted massive 7977entries, 1,466 players returned to take their seats. This field was cut down to only 178 players when day 2 ended. A lot of female players were still in contention when the day began, but within a few hours of play notable names such as Loni Harwood, Maria Ho and Jamie Kerstetter were sent to the payout desk. Team PartyPoker pro Jamie Kerstetter tweeded:

With only Lauren Billings and Diane Roznik left in the field, there’s not much hope of a female millionaire this year as they are both very short with respectively 54,000 and 33,000 in chips, average is 201,666.


Fortunately it looks much better in the $10K Limit Omaha Hi-Low. The event attracted 178 players, and as expected it was a very competent and though field. Only 111 players will return to play day 2 later today.

On Twitter high stakes mixed games pro Melissa Burr asked her followers if she should play the Millionaire Maker or wait to play Event #10 the next day:

Matt Glantz, among others, advised her to wait, and Burr decided to rest until the next day. It seemed to be a great decision as Burr ended the day in 8th place with 110,000 in chips.

Shirley Rosario is also returning for day 2 with 75,000 in chips together with three-time bracelet winner Vanessa Selbst and two-time bracelet winner Jennifer Harman. The two bracelet winners have a lot of work in front of them as they are both trailing behind with 35,000 (Selbst) and 32,800 (Harman).

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