Wednesday afternoon update: Angel Pedroza, the Turlock card player competing in the women's World Series of Poker in Las Vegas, was eliminated from the tournament. Still, she raked in $53,940 for her efforts.Pedroza said she played the "best poker of my whole life."“I'm happy," she said this evening from Las Vegas. "I’m $50,000 richer and it cost me 130 bucks to play in this tournament.”Pedroza finished in fourth place. Short-stacked, she went all in with a 5-3 against Mari Lou Morelli's suited A-10. The flop was A-3-2 giving Morelli a pair of aces and Pedroza an opened-ended straight. The turn was a seven and the river was an ace, giving Morelli a set of aces.Morelli finished third, with Lisa Hamilton taking the win and Lori Bender coming in second.
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A Turlock card player has made the final table in a women’s event at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas.
Angel Pedroza sits in third place with about 500,000 chips after more than 12 hours of Texas Hold ’Em starting Monday afternoon and ending early this morning.
The final nine players resume at 2 p.m. today at the Rio Hotel & Casino. The winner earns about $195,000. Pedroza is guaranteed no less than $15,900 if she finishes ninth.
Pedroza, a bartender in Turlock, had about 55,000 chips as 25 players began Monday. She steadily moved up throughout the day, knocking out a number of other players.
Another Turlock woman, Jenny Vinlove, was eliminated Monday and finished 25th. She won $5,500.