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Sue Faber Wins $500 No-Limit Hold'em Salute To Warriors

Faber Wins $121,161, $43,075 Was Raised For USO In Southern Nevada

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While most of the poker players in the Rio Friday were there for Day 1C of the World Series of Poker main event, Susan Faber was there to win her first WSOP bracelet.

Faber won the $500 no-limit hold’em Salute to Warriors event Friday afternoon. The 71-year-old certified public account defeated the field of 1,723 entries, earning $121,161 in the process.

It was by far the largest score of her career and boosted her career earnings to $155,248. This was just her second-ever cash in a WSOP bracelet event. Her first came last week when she cashed in the $888 crazy eights no-limit hold’em. Most of her other cashes came from local WSOP Circuit events at Harrah’s Cherokee in North Carolina.

“I am so excited and so thrilled to be a bracelet winner,” Faber said to WSOP reporters following the tournament. “That’s on my bucket list.” Funds will

A portion of each buy-in went to the USO. The event raised $43,075 for the charity, which will be used to fund USO projects throughout Southern Nevada. According to a report from the WSOP, the funds raised will support the roughly 100,000 U.S. troops and their families.

Faber will use some of her first-place money to play next year’s WSOP main event, but will have to pass on late registering the event this year due to travel plans with family.

“I wanted to play it this year, but some of my family talked me out of it,” said Faber.

Along with the money and the bracelet, Faber earned 540 Card Player Player of the Year points. With her third cash and first final table, she now sits in 747th place in the 2019 POY race, sponsored by Global Poker.

Faber came into the final day second in chips behind only Taylor Carroll. She quickly ascended leaderboard with a knockout of Kulwant Singh in eighth, and by the time Jose Annaloro busted in seventh and Jordan Knackstedt was eliminated in sixth, Faber had taken over the chip lead.

Faber continued her good fortune by busting Carroll in fifth and opening up an absolutely monster chip lead with 22 million in chips compared to eventual runner-up Rob Stark’s 6.9 million.

Faber put a bad beat on Chris Canan with top pair against Canan’s pocket kings, knocked out Dean Yoon in third and then put away Stark on just the sixth hand of heads-up play.

Final Table Results:

Place Player Payout POY Points
1 Susan Faber $121,161 540
2 Robin Stark $74,785 450
3 Dean Yoon $53,887 360
4 Christopher Canan $39,248 270
5 Taylor Carroll $28,897 225
6 Jordan Knackstedt $21,510 180
7 Jose Annaloro $16,190 135
8 Kulwant Singh $12,323 90
9 Taehyung Kim $9,486 45

For more coverage from the summer series, check out the 2019 WSOP landing page, complete with a full schedule, results, news, player interviews, and event recaps.