The first female champion has been crowned at the 2018 WSOP

Farhintaj Bonyadi and his son became the first mother-son duo to win WSOP bracelets.

Farhintaj is the mother of three-time bracelet winner, Farzad "Freddy" Bonyadi, who supported her mother all the way, providing her with some tips on the final day. Despite the pro advice, Farzad gave all credit to her mother, who executed the plan perfectly: "I told her to play patiently when she was short and she did it," Farzad said. "I think she played masterfully today."

This $311,451 score is the biggest ever payday for the 83-year-old, but she's no stranger to final tables. She had two five-figure wins before, both coming from the $235 Rio Daily Deepstacks, where she got 2nd in 2012 and 2016 for $35,992 and $27,097 respectively.

The $1,000 Super Seniors generated 2,191 entries, creating a prize pool of $1,971,900, with 329 places paid. The players reached the money on Day 2. Only 43 players returned to Day 3. Notable players to bust in the money were Sam Grizzle (32nd - $8,120), Michael Moore (125th - $1,780) or two-times bracelet winner, Chris Bjorin (263rd - $1,625).

The official final table of 9 saw Bill Fogel bust first when he shoved with pocket sevens and to called by Neil Henley's nines. Henley found himself in a similar situation when his tens ran into the bullets of Linda Iwaniak's and then, Charles Thompson's sevens fell to Bonyadi's eights. Farhintaj also busted Russel Sutton in a King-Queen vs pocket tens confrontation.

Iwaniak got 4th when she cbet shoved with pocket tens on a Q22 flop only to get snapped off by Paul Lee, who held eight-deuce for trips. However, Lee crippled his stack later, and eventually shoved for his remaining chips with queen-ten, against Robert Beach's king-seven. A king on the flop left slim chances for Lee to win and no miracle happened this time, as he was out in 3rd place.

Farhintaj started the heads up as a 4.5:1 underdog, but managed to win several pots with well-timed aggression to reduce the distance to 2:1. She managed to take the lead after hitting some hands and getting value, to finally end things in a hand where she check-raised the flop, bet the turn and shoved the river, on a board which read: 6♦4735♥. Beach made the call with only 97 but Bonyadi turned over pocket eights for the goods.

With this $311K payday, her total live earnings now stand at $401K.

Final results

Place Player Country Prize
1 Farhintaj Bonyadi United States $311,451
2 Robert Beach United States $192,397
3 Paul W Lee United States $140,273
4 Linda Iwaniak United Kingdom $103,215
5 Russell Sutton Canada $76,655
6 Alan Denkenson United States $57,465
7 Charles Thompson United States $43,489
8 Neil Henley United States $33,227
9 Bill Fogel United States $25,633