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Yen Dang Wins $1,000 Ladies Championship At 2012 World Series of Poker

Dang Collects $170,587 For Her Victory


Yen DangThe Ladies Championship at the 2012 World Series of Poker belongs to Yen Dang, a pro from Denver, Colorado.

The Vietnam-born pro topped a field of 936 players who put up the $1,000 buy-in, creating a total prize pool of $842,400. For the win, Dang earned $170,587, the biggest score of her career.

The 29-year-old discovered poker while in law school, attending a home game. She became hooked and then started frequenting local card rooms before making it her full-time job.

Notables who made the money in this event included Jamie Kerstetter, Leo Margets, Stacey Nutini, Erica Schoenberg, J.J. Liu, Lisa Parsons, Marsha Wolak and Mandy Baker.

Here is a look at the final table results.

Finish Player Name Prize
1 Yen Dang $170,587
2 Debbie Pechac $105,586
3 Janet Howard $66,061
4 Angela Prada-Moed $47,949
5 Candida Ross-Powers $35,398
6 Rae Rocco $26,536
7 Lesley Amos $20,184
8 Freda Lawrence $15,559
9 Anna Lundholm $12,156

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