POSTED: Wednesday, June 10, 2009
This story has been corrected.  See below.

Ladies poker champ used to live in Hawaii


A woman originally from Hawaii won the 2009 Ladies Poker Championship (a World Series of Poker event) in Las Vegas yesterday.

Lisa Hamilton claimed the first-place prize of $195,390 and a World Series of Poker winner's bracelet.

The buy-in was $1,000 and Hamilton outlasted 1,059 other entrants.

Hamilton is a cash-game player, but rarely plays in tournaments. She says she has lived in Las Vegas for the past 3-4 years

She came to watch a friend play and did not plan to enter this tournament.

“;I entered at the last minute,”; Hamilton said. “;I kept telling my friend, 'I'm not playing.' I decided to play, and I don't even know how I made it this far. I'm shocked.”;

Hamilton said she will enter the World Series of Poker main event.







Wednesday, June 17, 2009


» 2009 Ladies Poker Championship winner Lisa Hamilton, formerly of Hawaii, has lived in Las Vegas for three to four years. This article originally said she had lived there for 12 years.