From poker camp to world champ

Updated: July 2, 2007, 6:14 PM ET
By ESPN Poker Club

After its debut camp, nobody can argue the success of the World Series of Poker Ladies Academy. Sally Anne Boyer from Midway, Utah, outlasted the largest field in the history of the World Championship Ladies Event at the WSOP to win $262,077 and the bracelet.

Boyer attended the WSOP Ladies Academy Friday and Saturday. The academy featured teachers Annie Duke, Jennifer Leigh, Karina Jett, Alex Outhred, and poker tells expert Joe Navarro. Although 10 women won their seats to the event in the Academy tournament, Boyer wasn't one of them, but still decided to enter.

Playing poker for only a year, Boyer made her way through the field that included many of the best female poker players in the world, including Jennifer Tilly, Kathy Liebert, Susie Isaacs, Isabelle Mercier, Clonie Gowen, Shannon Elizabeth, Erica Schoenberg, Barbara Enright and last year's champion, Mary Jones.

When play started on Day 3, Boyer was fifth in chips and facing a final table which included Vanessa Selbst and Katja Thater. The semi-retired businesswoman overcame the deficit in both chips and experience to take home the coveted champion's bracelet.

The WSOP Ladies Academy had more than 100 women in attendance, and out of the 11 that entered the tournament, five of them made the money.

Below are the complete results of Event 17 ($1,000 World Championship Ladies no-limit hold 'em) of the 2007 WSOP:

Results: Event 16 | Event 18

Buy In: $1,000
Prize Pool: $1,170,260
Entries: 1,286
Places paid: 99

1. Sally Boyer, $262,077
2. Anne Heft, $166,177
3. Randy Calabro, $106,494
4. Kathy Gliva, $70,216
5. Katja Thater, $49,151
6. Frauke Ritter Von Sporschill, $37,448
7. Mindy Trinidad, $28,086
8. Vanessa Selbst, $20,480
9. Julie Nhien Thi Dang, $14,628
10. Fran Leiberman, $10,766
11. Kelli Mix, $10,766
12. Julie Perla, $10,766
13. Karen Miller, $9,596
14. Jenny Callaghan, $9,596
15. Doralee Clark Rae, $9,596
16. Mary Jones, $8,426
17. Jennifer Shahade, $8,426
18. Patti Beadles, $8,426
19. Diana Zhao, $7,256
20. Ann Jenkins, $7,256
21. Cydnie Joy, $7,256
22. Nancy Birnbaum, $7,256
23. Bo Nith, $7,256
24. Anna Ball, $7,256
25. Milly Uylenbroek, $7,256
26. Debbie Talosi, $7,256
27. Jane Wheat, $7,256
28. Svetlana Gromenkova, $6,202
29. Carol Belvins, $6,202
30. Dana Reutter, $6,202
31. Criselda Turner, $6,202
32. Tammi Amberg, $6,202
33. Lisa Parsons, $6,202
34. Kathy Fowler, $6,202
35. Susie Issacs, $6,202
36. Denise Bosman, $6,202
37. Mona Tran, $5,266
38. Sheralee Brindell, $5,266
39. Kazue Kubo, $5,266
40. Tracy Palmer, $5,266
41. Colette Ward, $5,266
42. Sharon Sykes, $5,266
43. Vesenia Garcia, $5,266
44. Charlene Boustead, $5,266
45. Michelle Rovello, $5,266
46. Mary Madison, $4,447
47. Rebecca Harris, $4,447
48. Saritza Stevens, $4,447
49. Joy Adams, $4,447
50. Darla Reardon, $4,447
51. Cerise Lacock, $4,447
52. Penelope Cruz, $4,447
53. Loren Stout, $4,447
54. Shelly Morse, $4,447
55. Rae Rocco, $3,686
56. Nicole Honour, $3,686
57. Jana Kincaid, $3,686
58. Jeannette Stanton, $3,686
59. Lucia Deladurantaye, $3,686
60. Michele Lewis, $3,686
61. Jane Hughes, $3,686
62. Joann Bryan, $3,686
63. Donza Doss, $3,686
64. Jayne Furman, $3,043
65. Sarah Swain, $3,043
66. Jessica Salinas, $3,043
67. Maureen Johansson, $3,043
68. Diane Grippo, $3,043
69. Tony Allen, $3,043
70. Lisa Santy, $3,043
71. Pamela Plenys, $3,043
72. Michelle Law, $3,043
73. Sherri Manassa, $2,575
74. Debra Cloward, $2,575
75. Cheryl Sanderson, $2,575
76. Mari Lou Morelli, $2,575
77. Sheila Petersen, $2,575
78. Heather Jones, $2,575
79. Noelia Ivars Rico, $2,575
80. Christine Stavolone, $2,575
81. Stacy Anderson, $2,575
82. Debra Sullivan, $2,165
83. Patricia Webb, $2,165
84. Michelle Elliott, $2,165
85. Joan Marsh, $2,165
86. Sherrie Aiken, $2,165
87. Linda Litzau, $2,165
88. Andrea Stanford, $2,165
89. Rebecca Messenger, $2,165
90. Avelyn Navarro, $2,165
91. Katherine Jacobson, $1,931
92. Donna Dicrescento, $1,931
93. Judy Ghilotti, $1,931
94. Tonia Williams, $1,931
95. Sylvia Sanchez, $1,931
96. Amber Chatwin, $1,931
97. Lana Maier, $1,931
98. Danette Cicillini, $1,931
99. Gioia Shelden, $1,931

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