PokerStars Women's Poker League: June Winners and Mid-2011 Standings

League logo.jpgAnother month is in the Women's Poker League books, and another interesting one as the month came to a close! So many close races in both leagues, though one player took the lead in the $1.10 halfway through the month and roared into a massive lead.

The end of June also signifies the end of the midway point for the 2011 yearly standings. Though there is quite a bit of time for women to enter the leagues and climb in the rankings, it's interesting to make note of the movers and shakers thus far.

First, however, let's get to the top finishers for the month of June.

$.10 League

IMG_1028.JPGAt the start of the month, we saw some new names (LillyAnneB and lascoquetas) at the top of the leaderboard, but by the midpoint of June, melvinaa1 and Shebasty took over those spots. It was banebisse who appeared in the beginning and moved up from fifth to third by June 15.

With about one week left, it was maremmkay who climbed into the top spot, while melvinaa1 fell into second place and Shebasty into third. But moving up quickly were KleopatraRTS and lascoquetas.

When the final standings were provided at the close of June, it was melvinaa1 who rose back into first place. Her 154 points in only 24 tournaments earned the Canadian first place and $100 for an extraordinary month.

Maremmkay locked up second place with 147 points in 30 tournaments, giving Canada the top two spots this month. And maremmkay will be awarded $90 for the performance.

Shebasty of Germany held strong and finished in third, with 123 points for 129 tournaments, which was good for an $80 prize.

The full top ten for June was as follows:

1st place: melvinaa1 (Canada) - 24 tournaments, 154 points = $100
2nd place: maremmkay (Canada) - 30 tournaments, 147 points = $90
3rd place: Shebasty (Germany) - 29 tournaments, 123 points = $80
4th place: Alien..W1024 (Romania) - 27 tournaments, 116 points = $70
5th place: KleopatraRTS (Poland) - 28 tournaments, 113 points = $55 (TIE)
5th place: mogadu (Canada) - 30 tournaments, 113 points = $55 (TIE)
7th place: rguerraphbl (Venezuela) - 28 tournaments, 110 points = $40
8th place: Demi ces (Canada) - 24 tournaments, 108 points = $30
9th place: lascoquetas (Argentina) - 28 tournaments, 107 points = $20
10th place: tjumpy (Canada) - 29 tournaments, 104 points = $15

$1.10 League

IMG_1032.JPGOnly a few days into the month, there were some familiar names in the top ten, such as pointful92 and fullmeat7 from previous months, but it was MarinaFrank at the top of the board and new names like REBEKC and Ccaroll following close behind.

When points were examined on the 15th of the month, fullmeat7 took over and climbed into the top spot, putting MarinaFrank in second and REBEKC in third. And familiar name @Mapicienta was rising into the top ten. With only one week to go in the month, fullmeat7 put more distance between her and the field, while paoo20 made a terrific run to move to second.

When the clock stopped at the end of June, it was fullmeat7 of Peru with a tremendous total of 180 points for 29 tournaments, which resulted in a $250 prize. After coming in fifth in May, this competitor looks to be going for the annual rankings with a vengeance.

Paoo20 took second for the month, making the top two spots all Peruvian. She finished with 160 points for the 26 tournaments she played and earned $170 for it.

And in third, MarinaFrank of Russia and wonderkelly of Chile each earned 147 points for 28 tournaments, and they tied for that spot, meaning each received $130 for their efforts.

The complete top ten list for June is:

1st place: fullmeat7 (Peru) - 29 tournaments, 180 points = $250
2nd place: paoo20 (Peru) - 26 tournaments, 160 points = $170
3rd place: MarinaFrank (Russia) - 28 tournaments, 147 points = $130 (TIE)
3rd place: wonderkelly (Chile) - 28 tournaments, 147 points = $130 (TIE)
5th place: joy7108 (Canada) - 23 tournaments, 140 points = $100
6th place: sapatova91 (Peru) - 28 tournaments, 132 points = $90
7th place: REBEKC (Mexico) - 29 tournaments, 122 points = $80
8th place: tess7777 (Uzbekistan) - 29 tournaments, 119 points = $60
9th place: pointful92 (Canada) - 30 tournaments, 117 points = $50
10th place: laimee (Canada) - 22 tournaments, 116 points = $40

Mid-2011 Standings

The numbers shown this week on the "yearly" rankings page are complete through July 1, 2011. That makes the year half over and players making serious gains toward winning the annual prizes. Sure, there are six months left, which means anything can happen, but it's not too early to work your way into one of those top positions now.

The $.10 league finds SARITA15350 of Spain in the lead with 455 points for the year thus far, with mogadu of Canada close behind with 449. Idlucas and butterflysh also hold steady above the 400-point mark, with PEYOYOP moving up quickly.

1st place: SARITA15350 (Spain) - 455 points
2nd place: mogadu (Canada) - 449 points
3rd place: Idlucas (Portugal) - 442 points
4th place: butterflysh (Spain) - 416 points
5th place: PEYOYOP (Mexico) - 393 points
6th place: cristi0602 (Spain) - 375 points (TIE)
6th place: Tajla (Germany) - 375 points (TIE)
8th place: juciella (Hungary) - 372 points
9th place: ~Chipsqueak~ (Canada) - 360 points
10th place: carboncopy9 (Sweden) - 351 points

And over in the $1.10 league, the all-too familiar pointful92 of Canada holds a substantial lead over the crowd with 490 points, with chus811 of Spain working hard to close the gap and holding strong with nearly 455 points. Joy7108 and hctiwdliw are in pursuit, along with Action1888, Idlucas, danico7777, and sapatova91 each above 400 points.

1st place: pointful92 (Canada) - 490 points
2nd place: chus811 (Spain) - 454.95 points
3rd place: joy7108 (Canada) - 435 points
4th place: hctiwdliw (Brazil) - 432 points
5th place: Action1888 (Canada) - 428 points
6th place: Idlucas (Portugal) - 418 points
7th place: danico7777 (Peru) - 407 points
8th place: sapatova91 (Peru) - 405 points
9th place: oida-baaaam (Germany) - 386 points
10th place: maadcaroma (Portugal) - 378 points

Information about the PokerStars Women's Poker League is provided on the home page, and current league standings are listed on the rankings page. And join us on Facebook for regular updates!

Jen Newell
@PokerStars in PS Women