PokerStars Women's Poker League: REBEKC and pointful92 star in multiple divisions

League logo.jpgApril was an exciting month for the Women's Poker League, especially for those players who put their time and energy into the league tournaments for months and finally saw victory. So many thousands of players compete every month in the three divisions, and making it to the top 10 spots takes more than just luck or "run good." Skill keeps some players coming back time after time.

The final April rankings saw two players stand out in that they each finished in the top 10 in two separate divisions. REBEKC is no stranger to the Women's Poker League, but this month, she not only won the $.10 division but tied for tenth place in the $1.10 division. Pointful92 is also a familiar name to WPL followers, and she finished third in the $5.50 division in addition to ninth place in the $1.10 division. Let's give them a round of applause, shall we?

Speaking of accolades, there are many players deserving of them for the April WPL. On to the results now so players can receive credit for their accomplishments.

$.10 League

The middle of April saw REBEKC in the lead with 91 points from only 15 tournaments. Annamfa was close behind with 90 points, but third place HATAXA777 was in the distance with 79 points. Little more than a week later, REBEKC began to run away with her lead with 134 points, and annamfa fell with only 107 while MCathy68 climbed into second place with 110 points.

REBEKC of Mexico finished the month in the number one spot, as 148 points for 30 tournaments translated into $100. Second place went to annamfa of Hungary with 137 points, who finished eighth in this division in March. Katelynf of Canada rose in the last few weeks to secure third place with 121 points, and MCathy68 had to accept fourth with 120 points.

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As for country representation, Russia produced three of the players in this month's top 10, while Canada gave us two players.

April Top 10:

1st place: REBEKC (Mexico) - 30 tournaments, 148 points = $100
2nd place: annamfa (Hungary) - 30 tournaments, 137 points = $90
3rd place: katelynf (Canada) - 29 tournaments, 121 points = $80
4th place: MCathy68 (Mauritius) - 30 tournaments, 120 points = $70
5th place: SARITA15350 (Spain) - 30 tournaments, 119 points = $60
6th place: HATAXA777 (Russia) - 30 tournaments, 113 points = $45 (TIE)
6th place: Stellanna (Canada) - 30 tournaments, 113 points = $45 (TIE)
8th place: zemlyanikasw (Russia) - 30 tournaments, 11 points = $30
9th place: Hannah100 (Germany) - 29 tournaments, 109 points = $17.50 (TIE)
9th place: nika828 (Russia) - 28 tournaments, 109 points = $17.50 (TIE)

$1.10 League

The mid-month numbers for this division showed Idlucas in the top spot with 95 points, and familiar names annamfa and REBEKC completed the top three players. But as the month went on, vali therese took over the lead, pushing Idlucas into second place. Annamfa fell to fifth, and REBEKC lost her place in the top 10 altogether as names like Aka Sue and KOKIRITA climbed.

When the final numbers were calculated, it was vali therese of Canada who claimed victory and $250 with 163 points for 30 tournaments. Aka Sue of Australia took over second place with 157 points, and Idlucas of Portugal took third place with 151 points. KOKIRITA in fourth and Viki991123 made their second consecutive monthly appearances in this division's top 10 rankings.

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Canada dominated this division in April with three of the final players, and Portugal had two players in the top 10.

April Top 10:

1st place: vali therese (Canada) - 30 tournaments, 163 points = $250
2nd place: Aka Sue (Australia) - 30 tournaments, 157 points = $170
3rd place: Idlucas (Portugal) - 30 tournaments, 151 points = $140
4th place: KOKIRITA (Argentina) - 28 tournaments, 147 points = $120
5th place: Viki991123 (Bulgaria) - 28 tournaments, 141 points = $100
6th place: maadcaroma (Portugal) - 30 tournaments, 137 points = $90
7th place: Jora80 (Ukraine) - 28 tournaments, 129 points = $80
8th place: love-jlja (Slovenia) - 25 tournaments, 128 points = $60
9th place: pointsful92 (Canada) - 28 tournaments, 127 points = $50
10th place: horsewoman72 (Canada) - 30 tournaments, 121 points = $35 (TIE)
10th place: REBEKC (Mexico) - 30 tournaments, 121 points - $35 (TIE)

$5.50 League

A look at this division on April 16 showed PSmiss dominating it with 127 points from only 16 tournaments played. Again, we saw annamfa doing well in another division, this time in second place with 110 points, followed by efan.ira with 109 points. As time passed, efan.ira took over the lead with 171 points and only a few days remaining in the month. PSmiss fell to second place with 160 points, and joy7108 leapt from eighth place to third with 155 points. Annamfa fell to ninth place.

The final numbers showed efan.ira of Russia able to keep the top ranking with 193 points out of 27 tournaments for a cash prize of $500. Dank555 of Poland rose from fifth place to second with 191 points, just missing out on first place, and pointful92 of Canada catapulted from tenth place to third with 190 points in the last week of play. PSmiss ended up with fourth place.

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Russia produced this division's winning player and one other, and there were two Canadian players in the top 10 here as well.

April Top 10:

1st place: efan.ira (Russia) - 27 tournaments, 193 points = $500
2nd place: dank555 (Poland) - 26 tournaments, 191 points = $300
3rd place: pointful92 (Canada) - 29 tournaments, 190 points = $220
4th place: PSmiss (Netherlands) - 30 tournaments, 179 points = $170
5th place: Siirike (Estonia) - 18 tournaments, 178 points = $150
6th place: Irina_Perm (Russia) - 20 tournaments, 176 points = $140
7th place: joy7108 (Canada) - 28 tournaments, 174 points = $130
8th place: Arleo82 (Finland) - 30 tournaments, 167 points = $110
9th place: caiapoa (Brazil) - 29 tournaments, 164 points = $90
10th place: CUTIE QUEEN (Greece) - 28 tournaments, 161 points = $50

Information about the PokerStars Women's Poker League is provided on the home page, and current league standings are listed on the rankings page.

Jen Newell
@PokerStars in PS Women