Women's Sunday win in the bag for Bags&Shoes
It's the middle of August, which means the online poker world of PokerStars is heating up with opportunities galore.
With the new European Poker Tour season on the horizon, women have special opportunities to qualify PokerStars Women Live prize packages for Women's Events all over Europe. Win a seat for a little as €1.10 and head to destinations like London, Prague, or Berlin for your chance at live poker stardom. Check out the satellite schedules here.
Of course, there's always WCOOP coming up. The World Championship of Online Poker is the largest and most prestigious series of online poker tournaments in the world, and PokerStars has chances to win seats to the tournaments every day. With only a few weeks to the start of WCOOP, it's time to earn your seats now! (Pssst! Stay tuned for exciting news this week about WCOOP opportunities for women!)
And every week, like clockwork, there is the famous Women's Sunday tournament. The $55 buy-in event had another solid week of surpassing the guarantee again:
Total players: 214
Prize pool: $10,700.00
Paid finishers: 36
Three members of the PokerStars team joined in the action today, each carrying a $50 bounty. Friend of PokerStars Charlotte "Sjlot" Van Brabander was the first to award her bounty to another player when she exited in 159th place. Team Online's Adrienne "talonchick" Rowsome ran deep but eventually exited in 69th place.
But still going strong and flirting with the top spot on the leaderboard was Team PokerStars Pro Liv Boeree, who pushed her way through the money with her signature aggressive style. She ended up making the final two tables but ran into some trouble and ended up hitting the rail in 19th place, which was worth $90.95.
Play continued until the final table bubble, which was near the four-hour mark of the tournament. PREVENTTILT pushed all-in for a short stack of 26,525 chips with 8♠8♣, and Katrisha88 was there with A♣Q♣. But the J♦T♥K♦Q♠2♦ board gave Katrisha88 the straight, and PREVENTTILT was out in tenth place with $171.20.
Bags&Shoes fits into initial chip lead
When the final table got underway, the players' chip counts were as follows:
Seat 1: Katrisha88 (102,419 in chips)
Seat 2: timeofbells (49,782 in chips)
Seat 3: liddlel (90,892 in chips)
Seat 4: Herz.dame <3 (59,799 in chips)
Seat 5: kiti113 (76,120 in chips)
Seat 6: haibink (52,705 in chips)
Seat 7: AKconcrete (50,303 in chips)
Seat 8: donleg (56,976 in chips)
Seat 9: Bags&Shoes (103,004 in chips)
Bags&Shoes didn't have a solid chip lead, though, until after taking a 141K-chip pot from liddlel. In the hand that immediately followed, Bags&Shoes raised and liddlel reraised all-in from middle position. Haibink reraised all-in as well, and Bags&Shoes folded. Haibink had her opponent covered with A♣K♠, and liddlel was at risk with 7♣5♣. The board came 3♥A♦Q♦A♥Q♣, and haibink's full house was more than enough to eliminate liddlel in ninth place for $203.30.
AKconcrete then doubled through kiti113, and that prompted the latter to move all-in just a few hands later. Bags&Shoes made the UTG raise, and kiti113 reraised all-in with Q♦Q♠. Bags&Shoes called with K♣J♣ and hit top pair on the 5♥K♥4♥ flop. The K♠ on the turn created trips for Bags&Shoes, and it turned into a full house on the 4♣ river. Kiti113 exited in eighth place with $267.50.
Four hands after that, donleg raised preflop and Bags&Shoes called to see a 5♦T♣9♦ flop. Donleg pushed all-in with A♦9♥ for middle pair, but Bags&Shoes called with J♦J♥ for the overpair, which held up to the 6♥ turn and 4♣ river. Donleg departed in seventh place with $374.50.
Katrisha88 up for the challenge
When it looked like Bags&Shoes was going to run away with most of the chips, Katrisha88 took a stand. She took a pot worth 138,800 chips from Bags&Shoes and became more active.
When Herz.dame <3 got into a pot, Katrisha88 played along. the raised flop of 5♣6♦A♥ led to a bet and call for the J♠ turn. Katrisha88 bet again, and Herz.dame <3 called, and the river produced the 8♦. Katrisha88 bet all-in, and Herz.dame <3 called all-in with A♦7♦ for top pair. But Katrisha88 showed A♣8♣ for two pair, and Herz.dame <3 was gone in sixth place for $481.50.
And when haibinnk pushed all-in UTG for little more than 56K cihps, Katrisha88 called from the small blind with A♥K♣, which was ahead of the A♣Q♥ of haibink. The board came 4♥2♠J♠7♣3♣, and haibink was out in fifth place with $620.60.
Two hands later, AKconcrete took her chance with A♣2♠, and timeofbells showed up with A♥J♥ for the contest. Nothing on the board of 4♠3♥K♦8♦4♣ could save AKconcrete, who took home $909.50 for her fourth place finish.
The final three players battled for quite some time, but it was at the Katrisha88. She was nearly tied for the chip lead for a while, but she lost ground and ultimately risked her stack with K♣7♦ against the 9♠9♥ of Bags&Shoes. The board came A♦Q♠9♦3♠2♣, and Katrisha88 was out in third place with $1,209.10.
Even stacks start heads-up
The two remaining players started their heads-up match with these chip counts:
Seat 2: timeofbells (319,988 in chips)
Seat 9: Bags&Shoes (322,012 in chips)
Timeofbells charged ahead with a pot worth nearly 200K in the second hand. But Bags&Shoes mounted a comeback and took a significant lead over the next few rounds of play. Timeofbells then found this opportunity to double up:
But Bags&Shoes remained in the lead and extended it once again. And timeofbells couldn't do anything to change it. Finally, with less than 100K chips remaining, timeofbells pushed all-in with A♦4♣, but Bags&Shoes called with A♥J♦, which held up to the 8♦7♥K♠7♦6♠ with the best kicker. Timeofbells ended her run in second place with $1,605.00.
Congrats to Bags&Shoes of Portugal for her victory and $2,188.15 in cash!
Women's Sunday Results for 08/18/13:
Prize pool: $10,700.00
Paid players: 36
1st place: Bags&Shoes (Portugal) $2,188.15
2nd place: timeofbells (Russia) $1,605.00
3rd place: Katrisha88 (Russia) $1,209.10
4th place: AKconcrete (Germany) $909.50
5th place: haibink (UK) $620.60
6th place: Herz.dame <3 (Germany) $481.50
7th place: donleg (Canada) $374.50
8th place: kiti113 (Ukraine) $267.50
9th place: liddlel (Australia) $203.30
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Jennifer Newell is a PokerStars freelance contributor.