Hang back and grow your stack

by , Jun 13, 2007 | 8:30 pm

Last Saturday night, Sally Boyer of Utah was eliminated early in the WSOP Ladies Academy’s tournament. Instead of feeling sorry for herself she studied the class material and headed to the Golden Nugget where she won a tournament. She then parlayed her nugget of gold into a WSOP gold bracelet which might have been the last one awarded for the ladies event (according to rumors).

Going into day two her count was below the median. Yet, she managed to climb the mountain of hope to reach the final table 5th in chips.

Day three proved to be slower than molasses, which can be great for a patient player and difficult for an aggressive player such as Vanessa Selbst. With her chip count dropping down a bit, she managed to rebound as the bracelet winner. Funny-man instructor Alex Outhred came rushing over who was down to two tables in the 2,500k NL event to give her a big hug.

Congratulations, Sally! And thanks for showing support to that old theory that studying can actually help you do well.

BTW…Defending Champ and Pokerati friend Mary Jones was cruising until her aces were cracked by jacks sending her home in 16th place.

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