Dutchess06 takes the crown and nearly $2300 in Women's Sunday

Sunday Special corner logo.jpgAugust has been an exciting month for women in poker, as the Women's Sunday has seen some record fields and prize pools, and the Women's WCOOP promotion has awarded nearly 1,000 Steps tickets for WCOOP satellites.

September looks to be a whirlwind month of WCOOP tournaments, but August isn't quite over yet! There are still a few days left to work on those WCOOP satellites for next month's poker fiesta. Women who make final tables of Women's Poker League tournaments in the last few days of August will win Step 1 tickets, and there are many of those still available.

And by working hard in next month's WCOOP, you could be the highest ranking woman of the Series and walk away with a $3,500 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure prize package! Click here for more details. A Bahamas vacation in January sure does sound good already, doesn't it?

Meanwhile, here we are with the stats on today's Women's Sunday:

Total players: 224
Prize pool: $11,200.00
Paid finishers: 36

There were two players with PokerStars logos in today's field, meaning they both carried $50 bounties for any player skilled enough to knock them out of the tournament.

Team Online's Adrienne "talonchick" Rowsome was the last to register but the first of the two to be knocked out, though she did make it to 96th place before it happened. Still standing was Friend of PokerStars Charlotte "Sjlot" Van Brabander, who was hanging tough deep into the tournament.

With four tables remaining, Sjlot moved up to the top position on the leaderboard and stayed there as the field thinned to three tables, though she took a hit when a jeanettelove doubled through her, and another to kassia1988 when moved to a new table.

Hand-for-hand action began just past the 3-hour mark of the tournament, and it was kassia1988 who moved all-in preflop with A♠T♦. Original raiser lulilla called with J♣J♦, and the jacks held up to the 8♥3♣4♥K♥K♦ board. Kassia1988 exited in tenth place with $179.20.

Lulilla leading & looking for second title

Still in Level 17, with blinds at 1,500/3,000 and a 300 ante, the final table was set with these chip counts:

Seat 1: hirrrvi (50,086 in chips)
Seat 2: juciella (22,200 in chips)
Seat 3: lulilla (164,672 in chips)
Seat 4: SADE31 (65,420 in chips)
Seat 5: Dutchess06 (134,545 in chips)
Seat 6: spoonface (14,286 in chips)
Seat 7: Olya111 (50,735 in chips)
Seat 8: Sjlot (56,956 in chips)
Seat 9: Buska007 (113,100 in chips)

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The shortest stack of the group waited a few hands before pushing all-in from early position with A♣7♠. Dutchess06 called from the big blind with A♠A♥, and the board only brought K♠Q♦8♠9♠8♣ to make that into two pair. Spoonface left in ninth place with $212.80.

Sjlot had become the newest short stack at the table and pushed all-in from early position with 3♣3♦. Olya111 called from the big blind with A♦Q♦. It looked like the pocket pair might hold up with a 6♥J♣4♥ flop, but the T♣ turn and K♠ river gave Olya111 the straight to win the pot and the $50 bounty. Friend of PokerStars Charlotte "Sjlot" Van Brabander was out in eighth place with $280.00.

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Juciella doubled through Buska007, and a bit later, Buska007 doubled through lulilla to take over the chip lead.

Lulilla struggled from there and soon got involved with Olya111. The two went to see a flop of A♥4♦6♠, and a bet from Olya111 led to a check-raise from lulilla. Olya111 called, and the 8♥ came on the turn. Lulilla bet all-in for her last 47,071 chips with A♣T♠ for top pair, but Olya111 quickly called with 6♥6♣ for the set of sixes. The 4♠ on the river gave Olya111 the full house, and former Women's Sunday champion lulilla was eliminated in seventh place with $392.00.

Dutchess06 dominates

Hirrrvi doubled through Dutchess06, though the latter maintained the chip lead at the table.

Juciella was the next player to move all-in, doing it from the big blind with 8♥8♠. Olya111 called with 9♥9♠, and the better pair held up to the 4♠7♥5♠5♥K♥ from the dealer. Juciella left in sixth place with $504.00.

Hirrrvi then got into a hand with SADE31 and Buska007. The flop of K♣T♦A♥ brought a bet from hirrrvi, call from SADE31, and fold from Buska007. The K♠ on the turn prompted hirrrvi to move all-in, and SADE31 called all-in for her last 36,840 chips with T♥T♣. That full house looked good but couldn't beat the A♣A♠ and better full house of hirrrvi. The 5♣ came on the river to send SADE31 out in fifth place with $649.60.

Buska007 finally took a chance with K♠9♦ for the rest of her chips, and Dutchess06 called with 8♣7♣. The board came 5♠2♦7♦5♥3♠, and Buska007 was busted in fourth place with $952.00.

Three-handed play went on for some time, but it was finally Olya111 who moved all-in with Q♥7♥ against the A♥T♣ of hirrrvi. The board brought J♦8♣T♠2♠K♥ and gave hirrrvi the pair of tens, solidifying her win. Olya111 finished in third place with $1,265.60.

Hirrrvi begins heads-up with lead

The two headed into battle with these chip counts:

Seat 1: hirrrvi (400,373 in chips)
Seat 5: Dutchess06 (271,627 in chips)

But Dutchess06 found her moment and went for it, doubling up with this hand:

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On the very next hand, hirrrvi takes the all-in risk with K♣J♠, and Dutchess06 is along for the ride with A♥7♦. The board came A♠4♥5♠5♣Q♦, and hirrrvi of Finland is eliminated in second place with $1,680.00.

Dutchess06 of the Netherlands won the Sunday Million and $2,290.40 in cash. Congratulations!

Women's Sunday Results for 08/28/11:

1st place: Dutchess06 ($2,290.40)
2nd place: hirrrvi ($1,680.00)
3rd place: Olya111 ($1,265.60)
4th place: Buska007 ($952.00)
5th place: SADE31 ($649.60)
6th place: juciella ($504.00)
7th place: lulilla ($392.00)
8th place: Friend of PokerStars Charlotte "Sjlot" Van Brabander ($280.00)
9th place: spoonface ($212.80)

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Jen Newell
@PokerStars in Women's Sunday