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Safiya Umerova Wins Event#50

2 July, 2016 | 11:45 от Aleksandra

Safiya Umerova

Two days ago Kristen Bicknell became the first woman with a bracelet from the 2016 WSOP and last night Safiya Umerova grabbed the second one

But last night this number has grown, when Safiya Umerova won Event#50 $1,500 Shootout. She was able to defeat Neil Farrell heads-up to win her first bracelet and $264,046.

The heads-up game started with Farrell in lead, but Umerova doubled up several times and changed this.

In the final hand, when Farrell moved all-in with queen-high, Umerova called with Ah 6h and hit an ace on the flop. Umerova improved to a flush on the river and Farrell hit the rail.

“Because I wasn’t sure if I even deserved to have one. I’ve only been playing poker seriously for a year,“ Umerova said. “This is just a great start for my career I guess.”

She is born in Russia but moved to the USA six years ago.

Umerova started playing cash games for fun but 18 months ago tried a poker tournament. Since then she realized that she doesn’t want to play cash games anymore.

Umerova’s largest score was a 2nd place finish worth $18,700, and then Umerova won $76,144 for finishing 5th in the WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown.

“I thought next step was coming to the WSOP,” Umerova said. “This is a little bigger buy-in than I normally do, but I started building up my bankroll so I could afford playing this event. Then I ended up winning a bracelet.”

“It’s just so inspiring for women out there,” Umerova said. “A lot of female poker pros out there are actually very good and underestimated. It happens to me when I’m at the table. Before it used to be a part of my act, but people just underestimate my thinking and game.”

For sure, Umerova will have different table image from now on.

Final Table Results

  1. Safiya Umerova – $264,046
  2. Niall Farrell – $163,158
  3. Michael Mixer – $118,109
  4. Yuliyan Kolev – $86,513
  5. Damian Salas    – $64,129
  6. Raymond Ho    – $48,115
  7. Daniel McAulay – $36,543
  8. Daniel Tang – $28,101
  9. Alexander Lakhov – $21,881
  10. Vanessa Selbst – $17,255