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Friday, February 6, 2015

Last Lady Left Standing Looking Like One Of The Leaders Closing In On Bubble

Event 9
Level 20 (4,000/8,000/1,000)
Total Entrants: 195
Players Remaining: 27
Chip Average: 145,000
Sharman Olshan (Buffalo, NY)
You'd have to go all the way back to the $100,000 GTD opening event of the Card Player Poker Tour to see the last time we had a female player make a deep run into the money, as Stephanie Hubbard outlasted one of the tougher fields we will see in this series to Final Table Event 1. 

Since then, women haven't faired that well, with just a few making the money in the events since, but that looks like it's about to change in a big way here in Event 9 as just a few spots from the money, Sharman Olshan (Buffalo, NY) looks like she is leading the field as they move into Level 20. 

Sharman returned from the dinner break with a well above average stack and has only increased that, now playing close to 250,000 chips which puts her near the top of the leaderboard, as many of this "turbo" field are stuck playing shorter than average stacks. 

Much like Hubbard, Sharman has had some tournament success in the past, most recently starting her 2015 off with a score at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure, where she reached the final two tables of a Turbo Bounty event, making just under $2,500. 

Sharman has been the last lady left in Event 9 for a few hours now, but the way she's been playing you can tell that she's looking for more than that honor here tonight, as she isn't just looking to make the money, but put together another deep run here at the CPPT. 

We have just broken to three remaining tables, with players with the chip average sitting with less than 20 big blinds, we could see this field quickly approach and potentially blow through the money bubble over the next level or so.