Saturday, January 29, 2011

Event 20: Last Women Standing

$1000 + $90 No Limit Hold'em (6-Max)

Mike Vela & Jessica Wuerz

Four years ago 2007 WPT champ Mike Vella taught Jessica Wuerz how to play hold-em. At the time she was playing high-stakes bingo. Fast forward to today where Vela is backing Wuerz in this $1,850 tournament.

He's been watching and supporting her faithfully from the rail - a little like a manager in the corner. The couple is from Newburgh, NY.

Jessica has 127,500 chips and doesn't fear the other women. When asked how she feels about being the Last Women Standing she enthusiastically said, "I love it. It's the only way it should be."

She's on a roll as she finished 7th in a PCA event turning $300 into $3000.
Look for Vella to make a splash this week as he took 18th in our Borgata Championship Event 3 years ago.