UK Poker Player Poker News Eleanor Gudger Claims Second in WSOPE Ladies Event

Eleanor Gudger Claims Second in WSOPE Ladies Event

Posted by Andy on October 20, 2011 at 10:46 BST

WSOPEYoung UK poker player Eleanor Gudger, an IT Sales Consultant who plays online under the name of “Elz442”, claimed the biggest success of her short career when finishing second in the WSOPE Ladies Championship against a world class field which included Canadian Isabelle Mercier, American Kimberley Bastien, the last woman standing at this year´s WSOP Main Event, Erika Moutinho, and EPT Barcelona final tablist Isabel Baltazar.

Eleanor´s Success Grows

Prior to this year, Eleanor´s live poker success had been limited to a couple of minor cashes in PKR Live tournaments. However, she won an online package to compete in a $1,000 WSOP NL Hold´em side event in Las Vegas during the summer (in which she cashed) and, while she was in Las Vegas, took down the Ladies Event at the 5th Annual Binion´s Poker Classic. At the WSOPE in Cannes this weekend, she was narrowly denied a remarkable victory by French professional poker player Barbara Martinez.

Ladies Event Dominated by the French

The vast majority of the 112 players competing for the Champion´s Ring were local players, and so it was no surprise to see the WSOPE Ladies Championship dominated by the French – with only Eleanor and German poker player Susanne Kaufer preventing a complete whitewash at the final table. Kaufer finished in sixth to collect €2,883 for her efforts, while Eleanor picked up her biggest ever cheque of €9,968. As well as the Champion´s Ring, Barbara Martinez won €16,128 for her victory and the rest of the payout table looked like this:-

Place

Name

Prize

1

Barbara Martinez France

€ 16,128

2

Eleanor Gudger UK

€ 9,968

3

Magali Fabron France

€ 7,097

4

Isabel Baltazar France

€ 5,156

5

Feliciana Cannillo France

€ 3,820

6

Susanne Kaufer Germany

€ 2,883

7

Sylvie DeAraujo France

€ 2,217

8

Marie Cieutat France

€ 1,737

9

Montavani Marion France

€ 1,385

10

Kimberley Bastien USA

€ 1,123

11

Jessica Drissi France

€ 1,123

12

Christina Soderlund Sweden

€ 1,123