2009: Year of the Not-Women?

by , Jul 9, 2009 | 10:14 am

In some ways, this has been the Year of the Not-Women … as the ladies, as a whole, have found less success than Mexico or Maryland. I suppose 90 percent of success is showing up … And in the main event, though this numbers isn’t official, it seems only somewhere around 100 — maybe 200? — of the 6,494 competitors are women.

Still trying to get an actual tally — but regardless, it’s certainly one of the lowest percentages of female main event entrants in as long as anyone can remember. We blame sexism Rule #36 fiscal responsibility, because obviously Ellen fans for some reason or another did not rise to the WSOP occasion this year like they have before.


3 Comments to “2009: Year of the Not-Women?”


  1. Karridy
    says:

    Dan, What do you know about female finishes in 2009? (lol… I just said ‘Dan’ ‘Female’ and ‘Finish’ in the same sentence) I’m wondering where Julie Schneider falls in the list.


  2. Kevin Mathers
    says:

    Nolan’s tournament report says unofficially 187 women played the ME.


  3. Johnny Hughes
    says:

    Back when I was drinking, I said some dumb things to women, but I never called them Ellen fans. That is close to saying to a woman, “I’ve never danced with anyone who smelled like Eskimo Clark before.”