WSOP Event #50: Man down, woman up

wsop2009_thn.gifIt was not the day to be a Team Pokerstars Pro at the final table of the $1,500 Limit Hold'em Shootout. As we reported earlier, Team PokerStars Argentina Pro Jose Barbero was the first player to bust off the final table.

While not a happy ending, it still left us with some hope. Team PokerStars Holland Pro Joep Van Den Bijgaart sat down at his first-ever WSOP final table today and was hoping to come away with a great story to take back to Holland. Instead, he couldn't find a foothold and slipped out in seventh place for a $18,136 payday.

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While the Team Pros did not have the day they had hoped, there is still news to report. Millie Shiu, a PokerStars Supernova Elite, is still in contention. With five players remaining, Shiu (PokerSnoopy on PokerStars) sits in third place.

The former hair salon owner turned poker player became PokerStars' second-ever Supernova Elite in 2008. She already has four World Series cashes to her name, but is still looking for her first bracelet.

Brad Willis
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