2010 PCA: Vanessa Rousso takes down Ladies Event

PCA-2010-thumbnail.jpgPokerStars has been busy promoting ladies events in recent months. First there was the success at EPT London, then it turned its attentions towards the PCA. With a big build up, the $1,000 two-day event here attracted an impressive 91 entries. And, when it was all done and dusted, Team PokerStars Pro Vanessa Rousso took the title.

Rousso had been the dominant force throughout the tournament, and it was no great surprise when she ended up beating Halli Pinson heads-up to take the $24,725 first prize. Pinson got $13,815 for the runner-up spot.


Vanessa Rousso

It makes for a nice start to 2010 for Rousso, who would be happy to match last year's tournament winnings of $1,350,000.

The field had been a strong one with the likes of Team PokerStars Pros Sandra Naujoks, Maria Mayrinck, Veronica Dabul and Katja Thater taking to the tables. Also playing was Annette Obrestad and Liv Boeree.


Katja Thater in the Ladies Event

1 Vanessa Rousso, USA, Team PokerStars Pro, $24,725
2 Halli Pinson, USA, $13,815
3 Ann Johnson, $9,335
4 Shirley Rosario, USA, $6,620
5 Jamie Kerstetter, $5,740
6 Pastora Sorenson , USA, $4,635
7 Lisa Adams, $3,750
8 Vanessa Caldeira, Brazil, $2,870
9 Irene Baroni, Italy, $2,425
10 Sarah Wasch, $2,425
11 Violetta Szczerba, Poland, $2,205
12 Nesrine Kourdourli, $2,205
13 Muriel Allard, $1,985
14 Anna Yamshchikova, $1,985
15 Alina Salnikova, $1,765
16 Hai Nguyen, USA, $1,765


Sandra Naujoks and Maria Mayrinck

Rousso went on to captain USA in the PokerStars World Cup of Poker VI event. Here, she tells our video crew a little about that and reviews her play in this ladies event...

Watch PCA 2010: Vanessa Rousso on PokerStars.tv