Angel Pedroza, a Turlock woman, was competing for the Woman’s Championship in the World Series of Poker held in Las Vegas.
The tournament began on Sunday and lasted until Tuesday, the day Pedroza was eliminated at the 4th Place position.
Mari Lou Morelli pushed all in from the button and with more then half her stack committed in the big blind, Angel Pedroza slid the last of her chips into the pot. Morelli: Pedroza: As the screams started to echo round, the flop of dropped to put Morelli in the lead, but left Pedroza with outs to stay alive. The on the turn changed little, and needing any five, three or four to double up, the would end Pedroza’s hopes of snatching the bracelet.
As Pedroza headed to the rail, she was comforted by cheers from her rail and by the $53,940 in prize money.