Ethymia Litsoua recreational gamer who works as a project manager for a living in New York City, is the latest woman standing in the World Series of Poker 2022 Main Event, and she could be days away from making history.
There are two potential landmark achievements in play from Day 7 for Litsou in his quest to claim the $10 million top prize. During a break on Day 6, the amateur poker player spoke with PokerNews to discuss the trip she took last week.
Litsou, from Greece, called the experience of running deep in poker’s most prestigious annual event “pretty cool”.
Many inexperienced players give in to the deep pressure of the Main Event, but Litsou has been remarkably calm and playing under control.
“It’s really weird, people are asking my name for interviews, and yeah, it’s been misunderstood,” the Main Event last woman standing said of her current situation.
Shelby Wellswho won a Twitter competition organized by Nadya Magnus for a free seat in the Main Event, ended up in 97th place for $73,100 on Tuesday, leaving Litsou as the only woman remaining in a field that started with 8,663 players, second plus in the 53-year history of the tournament.
Litsou will enter Wednesday’s Day 7 session with 15,600,000 – 50 big blinds and 35 players remaining. It is guaranteed a minimum payment of $262,300. Jeffrey Farnes is the chip leader with 37,825,000 chips. At the end of the session, the tournament will be at its final table.
What’s at stake
Beyond a huge salary she’s already locked in that could potentially earn a lot more, Litsou has a shot at becoming the second woman to reach the WSOP Main Event final table, and the first to win it. poker hall of fame Barbara Enright finished fifth for $114,180 in 1995 and no other woman since has reached that level.
“I’ll do my best, there’s a long way to go before that,” Litsou said of her bid to become the second woman at the Main Event final table. “That would be cool.”
According to Hendon Mob, Litsou only had $26,000 in live tournament winnings before the Main Event. So she is in uncharted territory. But the cool, calm and collected demeanor she displayed in the first six days certainly bodes well for the Greek poker player.
His limited poker experience hasn’t stopped him from achieving greatness on the biggest stage.
“I didn’t expect it, so I’m pretty happy,” she said of her deep run in the Main Event.
Litsou works full time in New York as a project manager and has two children, which keeps him from playing poker more often. If she wins the Main Event, she could change careers.
On Day 6, Litsou quickly built one of the biggest stacks and dominated the table for quite some time. With the blinds at 50,000/100,000, she had over 130 big blinds and was in full control. Luck started to turn the other way and her stack dropped significantly at the dinner break, but she bounced back and finished strong.
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