Michelle Chin Becomes First Female to Win a WSOP Circuit Main Event Title
- by Donald Herison
It took 156 tries, but the World Series of Poker Circuit has found its first female main event champion after Michelle Chin won the Horseshoe Council Bluffs $1,675 Main Event to the tune of $88,126.
After the event, she was elated, telling WSOP officials, "It feels really great. This is probably at most the 10th tournament I've ever played in my life. It's just awesome to make history."
Chin, a resident of Wichita, Kansas, made history when she topped the 235-entry field and took home the lion's share of the $352,500 prize pool. The road to victory included a heads-up battle with Mike Lang and another tough obstacle in the way in the form of Harvey's Lake Tahoe Main Event champion Jesse Wilke.
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