Haufniensis wins, Sjlot final tables May 19 Women's Sunday
This weekend was an exciting one at PokerStars because of the 2013 Spring Championship of Online Poker that was well underway. For a week, players had been flocking to the virtual tables with the hopes of winning a SCOOP title and collecting some of the tens of millions of dollars in guarantees available. Today was no different, as there were two NLHE tournaments and a PLO from which to choose.
Thus far in the 2013 SCOOP, women were proving to be formidable opponents in SCOOP events, with more than a few making final tables. And one of the more well-known women in poker - Ana Marquez - already took down a title in this series.
Meanwhile, the Women's Sunday was going strong with a solid field for its $10K guarantee tournament. The final registration numbers were:
Total players: 227
Prize pool: $11,350.00
Paid finishers: 36
There were four members of Team PokerStars in the field today, each with a $50 bounty on her head. The first to exit did so later in the tournament but before the money portion of the day, as Team Online's Adrienne "talonchick" Rowsome was eliminated in 80th place. Team Pro Leo Margets followed shortly after in 68th place.
After the money bubble burst, two bounties were still in play, however. Friend of PokerStars Charlotte "Sjlot" Van Brabander and Poker SportStars Fatima Moreira de Melo were still in action but found themselves close to the bottom of the chip counts with three tables remaining. Fatima was soon eliminated in 17th place at the hands of sabaeva-elen.
The 11th place elimination of domilid started hand-for-hand play, and it didn't take long for a big hand to develop. Jakwad_LV raised from the small blind, and Callisto 5 reraised from the big blind all-in with A♠3♦. Jakwad_LV called with A♥J♥, and that hand stood up to the K♠4♣9♥T♣4♥ board. Callisto 5 departed in tenth place with $181.60.
Jakwad_LV jumps in with chip lead
The final table began in Level 19, with blinds at 2,000/4,000 and a 400 ante, along with these players and their chip counts:
Seat 1: jakwad_LV (134,170 in chips)
Seat 2: Haufniensis (117,428 in chips)
Seat 3: zzzFFFzzz (110,286 in chips)
Seat 4: filosovsky (99,153 in chips)
Seat 5: Yana Lipec (68,620 in chips)
Seat 6: sabaeva-elen (43,814 in chips)
Seat 7: Kosyan13 (31,351 in chips)
Seat 8: donKK69 (40,138 in chips)
Seat 9: Sjlot (36,040 in chips)
The very first hand was a big one that changed the chip counts for several players:
Only a few hands later, sabaeva_elen was down to little more than 6K chips and pushed all-in with K♥J♦. Kosyan13 reraised to isolate, which worked, and showed A♣T♠. The board only improved that hand to a straight when it came J♥8♠Q♦A♠9♠, and sabaeva-elen was eliminated in ninth place with $215.65.
Jakwad_LV ran into trouble when zzzFFFzzz took a pot worth 177,200 chips from her, and it again changed the makeup of the final table leaderboard. DonKK69 then doubled through zzzFFFzzz, and Sjlot doubled through Haufniensis. Jakwad_LV then doubled through DonKK69.
Filosovsky sought a double-up as well. The hand started with an UTG raise from Kosyan13 and reraise from Haufniensis, at which point filosovsky came over the top all-in with A♥Q♣. Kosyan13 folded, but Haufniensis called with A♣A♠. Nothing on the board of K♣2♥3♥9♣3♠ changed anything, and filosovsky exited in eighth place with $283.75.
DonKK69 then doubled through zzzFFFzzz but remained on the short stack. Sjlot doubled through jakwad_LV, and Yana Lipec did the same through Kosyan13. Sjlot then found another double opportunity, this time to climb into the top three:
Two hands later, Yana Lipec pushed her 1,380 chips all-in UTG with 4♣4♥, and donKK69 reraised. Haufniensis raised it up again, and donKK69 called all-in with A♥K♠. Haufniensis showed A♦K♦ and made the flush on the 7♦5♦9♦5♠2♦ board. That eliminated Yana Lipec in seventh place with $397.25 and donKK69 in sixth with $510.75.
Sjlot was ready for more action and pushed all-in from the button with 7♥7♦. Original UTG raiser zzzFFFzzz called with A♣K♠ and hit the flop of 9♥K♣A♥ for top two pair. The 2♠ turn and 5♥ river eliminated Friend of PokerStars Charlotte "Sjlot" Van Brabander in fifth place with $658.30.
Jakwad_LV was the next to move, doing so with 9♥8♦ from the small blind. But Haufniensis called from the big blind with a dominating A♥A♣, which held up to the 7♣3♥Q♣6♦3♦. That sent jakwad_LV out in fourth place with $964.75.
Kosyan13 and Haufniensis then got involved to see a raised flop of T♦A♥7♣. Kosyan13 bet, and Haufniensis check-raised. Kosyan13 called, and the 4♥ appeared on the turn. Haufniensis bet, and Kosyan13 raised all-in with A♠Q♣ for top pair. But Haufniensis showed A♣T♥ for topo two pair, which held up to the J♣ on the river. Kosyan13 was eliminated in third place with $1,282.55.
Haufniensis ahead heads-up
The final two players started their match with these chip counts:
Seat 2: Haufniensis (453638 in chips)
Seat 3: zzzFFFzzz (227362 in chips)
Haufniensis stayed strong and increased her chip lead, but when zzzFFFzzz was down to less than 75K, she moved all-in with A-4 and doubled against A-2. But then zzzFFFzzz scored this double-up to take a slight lead:
But Haufniensis quickly regained the lead and extended it again. That prompted zzzFFFzzz to move all-in again, this time with pKc]6♥. Haufniensis called with A♠5♠, but the flop of T♥K♥8♠ gave zzzFFFzzz top pair. The 4♦ on the turn changed nothing, but the A♦ hit on the river to give Haufniensis the best pair. ZzzFFFzzz was out in second place with $1,702.50.
Haufniensis of the UK won the Women's Sunday and $2,321.18. Congrats!
Women's Sunday Results for 05/05/13:
1st place: Haufniensis (UK) $2,321.18
2nd place: zzzFFFzzz (Ukraine) $1,702.50
3rd place: Kosyan13 (Ukraine) $1,282.55
4th place: jakwad_LV (Latvia) $964.75
5th place: Friend of PokerStars Charlotte "Sjlot" Van Brabander (Belgium) $658.30
6th place: donKK69 (Austria) $510.75
7th place: Yana Lipec (Russia) $397.25
8th place: filosovsky (Russia) $283.75
9th place: sabaeva-elen (Russia) $215.65
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Jennifer Newell is a PokerStars freelance contributor.