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Jacquelyn Scott Wins 2015 World Series of Poker Ladies Event

66-Year-Old Florida Realtor Wins First WSOP Bracelet and $153,876


The 2015 World Series of Poker $1,000 buy-in no-limit hold’em ladies event attracted 795 entrants to build a $715,500 prize pool. From that sea of players only one woman could emerge victorious with the title, the bracelet and the first-place prize of $153,876. That woman was 66-year-old Florida realtor Jacquelyn Scott.

“It’s great to win this, especially since I’ve played in quite a few tournaments, so I can appreciate this even more,” Scott told WSOP reporters after the win. “I’m so thankful to win. Not only was this a great tournament it was also a great atmosphere. I was so proud to win this.”

Scott, a former nurse and medical supplies representative, lives in Ft. Lauderdale and plays poker in the booming southern Florida scene. This was her first cash at the WSOP.

“I think the Ladies event is really special,” said Scott. “I’m used to playing mostly with men back at home, but decided to come out for the first time and play in this. I was so impressed by the way everyone behaves and the kindness you see at the table. We talk among ourselves and really enjoy the atmosphere. Many women make this their one Las Vegas tournament of the year.”

The ladies event has been played every year at the WSOP since 1977, although it was a seven-card stud event up until 2001. The tournament also used to be held on Mother’s Day, but that tradition changed with the Series being moved to the summer months.

Scott came into the nine-handed final table in the middle of the pack, but survived to heads-up play against Hope Williams, busting a few players on the way to take a chip advantage of more than 3-to-1 heading into the final showdown.

On the final hand Scott raised to 150,000 from the button with blinds at 25,000 – 50,000 with an ante of 5,000. Williams moved all-in and Scott called with the KHeart SuitQSpade Suit. She was in trouble against Williams’ ASpade SuitKClub Suit but was able to come from behind on a runout of 10Heart Suit9Spade Suit4Heart SuitQClub Suit10Diamond Suit, pairing her queen to secure the pot and the title.

Here is a look at the payouts awarded at this final table:

Place Player Earnings (USD)
1 Jacquelyn Scott $153,876
2 Hope Williams $95,039
3 Amanda Sizemore $61,268
4 Fu Li $44,883
5 Parm Mehmi $33,363
6 Lika Gerasimova $25,135
7 Stacie Boehm $19,168
8 Stephanie Ampelikiotis $14,789
9 Sandie Morse $11,533

For more coverage from the summer series, visit the 2015 WSOP landing page complete with a full schedule, news, player interviews and event recaps.