WSOP Circuit: Jessica Vierling wins Commerce Main Event ($328,273)

Jessica Vierling Commerce Main Event Winner Photo
Terrance Reid
Posted on: May 21, 2024 20:33 PDT

It's been an incredible week for women in poker. Jessica Vierling just capped it off by winning one of the biggest WSOP Circuit Main Events in history for $328,273 at The Commerce Casino and Hotel in Los Angeles, California. 

Vierling came into the final day of action second in chips, but nothing could stand between her and the final Circuit Main Event title of the season. 

Jessica Vierling Commerce Main Event Winner Photo Jessica Vierling Commerce Main Event Winner Photo by Alicia Skillman

WSOP Commerce Main Event final table results

Place Player Payout
Jessica Vierling $328,273 
Christian Roberts $218,807
Cooper Feltham $154,959
James Pilpa $111,325
Stephen Sharrah $81,148
Amit Shah $60,029
Edward Pak $45,076
Jared Greiner $34,365
Johnny Bromberg $26,607
Audley Harrison

Action of the day

A total of 15 players came into Day 3 with $13,579 locked up. Nine players were eliminated before the livestream coverage began. 

Once on stream, Vierling seemed to have all the right moves early and often, most of which featured timely aggression and situational awareness of the highest prowess. She wasn't afraid to mix it up with other big stacks, firing multiple barrels when others may have given up.

"Did you have any idea that you were going to take the ring?" asked tournament director Jonathan Ing. 

"No," she laughed. "I mean, when I started running like that with aces and kings I thought maybe," she said.

A pivotal hand took place against James Pilpa when Pilpa flopped middle set against Vierling's top pair. Pilpa attempted to lay the trap on both the turn and river. Unfortunately for him, Vierling didn't bite on the turn, and then she made the backdoor nut flush on the river. Winning that pot gave her over half the chips in play going into three-handed play.

She entered heads-up play with Christian Roberts holding a nearly 5:1 chip lead. Only a few hands in, Roberts picked the absolute worst time to run a big bluff with jack high as Vierling had flopped trips. She called a check-raise and two more barrels, letting Roberts seal his own fate.

Jessica Vierling heads-up with Christian Roberts Jessica Vierling Heads up With Christian Roberts

"I was in a downswing for five months," said the newly crowned champion. "This is incredible."

Women dominate the first Circuit stop at The Commerce

This series, there have now been four ring winners who were women here at The Commerce, an impressive result given the typical ratio of men to women players in the fields.

When Natalie Bode talked to her about that success, Vierling only had one perfect thing to say: "Let's go girls!"

Jessica Vierling Signs the Commerce Felt Jessica Vierling Signs the Commerce Felt by Alicia Skillman

We saw Christina Gollins win the $600 Housewarming, Sally Stephens win the $400 Seniors Event on Mother's Day, and Kathy Chang win the $600 HORSE. Now, Vierling has put the ultimate stamp on this stop by winning the big one.

A dramatic entry into the Tournament of Champions

Jessica Vierling has secured her spot into the upcoming $1 million freeroll Tournament of Champions happening here at The Commerce from May 22-24. Along with all other ring and bracelet winners of this past season, she's earned a free entry into the event.

The Commerce and GG Poker will stream all the action from that exciting event on their YouTube channels as they did this Main Event and others. 

Even more exciting is the winner of the Tournament of Champions will take home the first WSOP bracelet of the season as we head into summertime in Vegas.

Jessica Vierling celebrates with her rail Jessica Vierling celebrates with her rail

Congratulations to Jessica Vierling on her incredible performance as the newest WSOPC Main Event champion!