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Hand Time Capsule History: J.J. Liu

2007 WPT Bay 101 Shooting Star – J.J. Liu Nearly Becomes First Female WPT Champion

by Erik Fast |  Published: Apr 04, 2012


The 2007 World Poker Tour Bay 101 Shooting Star main event drew 450 entries, building a $4,490,000 prize pool. With only six players remaining, the final table was made up of two San Jose locals and four top pros. Among them was Joanne “J.J.” Liu, who had already made a WPT final table and was looking to improve on her fourth place finish and become the first female WPT winner. The chip leader was amateur Amir Shayesteh, and he didn’t waste any time extending his lead by eliminating accomplished pro Bill Edler in sixth place. Also at the final table was Ted Forrest, a five-time WSOP gold bracelet winner who had made three prior WPT final tables. Forrest entered the day second in chips, and then took a massive chunk out of Vincent Shaw to overtake the lead. Shaw was busted shortly after in fifth place. Forrest Chips Up By ...

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