6/14/10 – After holding the chip lead for much of the Ladies Championship event at the World Series of Poker, many thought that La Sengphet would emerge as the winner, but as so often happens in the peaks and valleys of the game she was able only to muster a seventh placing as Vanessa Hellebuyk swept to victory in an event that sparked another gender uproar.

The fireworks occurred in Event 22, the $1,000 Ladies NLHE contest…and not just at the tables.
 
Shaun Deeb in drag, along with a few other males claiming gender inequality, entered and played in the event but were not among the final tablers when the game ended. Deeb, who has variously claimed he did it for a bet and to protest at the gender inequality of the event, was at the centre of the publicity, subsequently earning some harsh criticism on pro blogs.
 
Aside from that talking point, the event featured some excellent players by any standards, and by Day 2 the field was down to 136, with respected aces like Michelle Lewis, Liv Boeree, Lacey Jones and Karina Jett unable to stay the course.
 
By close of play Saturday Sidsel Boesen finished with the overnight chip lead on a final table of nine, which reconvened Sunday afternoon to play down to the winner. She was to last through to the heads up against Vanessa Hellebuyk, but the final prize eluded her.
 
The heads up was formed when Timmi DeRosa was eliminated by Hellebuyk and lasted for only seven hands before Hellebuyk used her 5 to 1 chip advantage to send Boesen to the exit around 8.45pm Vegas time Sunday.
 
Hellebuyk claimed the honour of best of 1 054 entrants and collected the winner’s check for $192 132, leaving her plucky opponent with a runner up prize worth $118,897.

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