A win for aouaou188 in September 2 Women's Sunday
August is over, and what a month it was! Our Pinterest competition was so much fun, and we loved the photos that were submitted. The creativity and effort that went into the pictures made us smile with each entry. The photos in our PokerStars Summer Pinterest album can be viewed here. And our grand prize winner of the iPad 2 will be announced on Monday, September 3.
On this second day of September, we launch into another exciting month as the World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) takes over. The 65 tournaments are spread out over the next several weeks and offer potentially life-changing money for the winners, and even the final table players in some cases. There are satellites running around the clock for the tournaments, so you can get your seats for a fraction of the listed buy-ins. Check out the WCOOP homepage for more details.
Also on September 2, we had our regular weekly get-together with the $55 Women's Sunday. When registration closed, we had these final numbers:
Total players: 210
Prize pool: $10,500.00
Paid finishers: 36
Several players with the PokerStars logo next to their names joined the action today, and each of them carried a $50 bounty. The first to give that bounty away was Team PokerStars Pro Ana Marquez, who departed within the first hour of play. And not far behind was Team Online's Adrienne "talonchick" Rowsome.
That left Friend of PokerStars Charlotte "Sjlot" Van Brabander in the field, who was looking for victory after finishing in second place last week. She was eliminated in the second hour of action in 91st place.
The bubble burst about 20 minutes before the three-hour mark of the tournament, and SadTurtleCry was the bubble player out in 37th place. Juciella was the first player to cash for $78.75, and more followed her to the virtual cashier cage as the field thinned even further. Little more than one hour later, the final table bubble was in progress. After more than 20 minutes, BuBuLiNka moved all-in with 5♦5♣, KOTLYAREVSKA was all-in with A♦K♦, and Ninnu had them both covered holding A♥K♥. The board came 7♣2♥6♣Q♣A♠, and Ninnu and KOTLYAREVSKA split the side and main pots. BuBuLiNka exited in tenth place with $168.00.
Strong lead by aouaou188
The final table was set to go in Level 19, with blinds of 1,500/3,000 and a 300 ante, along with these starting player counts:
Seat 1: möchtegern13 (32,400 in chips)
Seat 2: Ninnu (95,410 in chips)
Seat 3: pipilina (57,551 in chips)
Seat 4: Vicezo (101,460 in chips)
Seat 5: aouaou188 (119,865 in chips)
Seat 6: drkamikaze1 (54,090 in chips)
Seat 7: KOTLYAREVSKA (54,884 in chips)
Seat 8: 1989masha (51,906 in chips)
Seat 9: 24LadyC (62,434 in chips)
Vicezo started strong by taking a pot worth more than 100K from aouaou188, and the chip leader rather quickly fell out of the lead after that.
Meanwhile, drkamikaze1 was on the rise. When 24LadyC was ready to make her all-in move, drkamikaze1 was eager to race with her 7♥7♦ against the A♦K♣ of 24LadyC. The board came 9♠9♣6♦3♥4♣. and 24LadyC had to leave in ninth place with $199.50.
The very next hand saw 1989masha lead out with a raise. When Ninnu reraised from the button, 1989masha pushed all-in. Ninnu called 13,206 more with A♣K♦, and 1989masha showed Q♥Q♦. The board brought J♣6♣A♥ on the flop, which gave Ninnu the lead. The K♠ on the turn made that into two pair, and the 2♠ officially sent 1989masha out in eighth place. She also made a final table on July 15 and finished second. This final table appearance was worth $262.50.
Two hands after that, KOTLYAREVSKA raised all-in UTG with A♠Q♣, and drkamikaze1 called from the big blind with Q♦Q♥. This time the queens held up to the K♠7♦6♥4♠T♦ board, leaving KOTLYAREVSKA out in seventh place with $367.50.
Can drkamikaze1 add Women's Sunday to her list of wins?
The 4.5-hour break found drkamikaze1 in the lead but Ninnu close behind. It was going to be close, but drkamikaze1 had shown her dominance in past tournaments, most memorably in the 2012 SCOOP series when she won a title.
Mochtegern13 was very short and moved her last 20,200 chips all-in with A♣8♦ UTG, but Vicezo was able to call with A♦A♥. The board came 2♣4♣T♥9♣4♠ and sent mochtegern13 out in sixth place with $472.50.
Short-stacked pipilina moved all-in on the very next hand with A♣9♦, and Ninnu called from the big blind with A♥3♦. The flop of 3♥5♦T♥ gave Ninnu the pair of threes, and the 7♥ turn and A♠ didn't change the outcome. Pipilina had to depart in fifth place with $609.00.
Back on top for aouaou188
Drkamikaze1 lost the majority of her chips in this hand with aouaou188:
With less than 10K in chips, drkamikaze1 attempted a comeback. She first doubled back through aouaou188, and then she tripled up. But soon after, she pushed A♠6♣ against the A♣Q♥ of Ninnu. The flop of 7♦6♥4♣ gave drkamikaze1 hope of another double, and the 3♠ on the turn let that stand. But the Q♦ hit on the river to eliminate drkamikaze1 (pictured below) in fourth place with $892.50.
Vicezo doubled through Ninnu, and Ninnu doubled back through Vicezo. Ninnu then doubled through aouaou188 to gain more ground. But she lost chips again and found herself below the 100K mark. When Vicezo open-raised all-in, Ninnu called all-in with A♣K♣, and Vicezo showed J♥9♥. But the board came K♥T♣7♦8♥5♣ to give Vicezo a straight. Ninnu left in third place with $1,186.50.
Heads-up for the win
The final two players began their battle with these stacks:
Seat 4: Vicezo (245,048 in chips)
Seat 5: aouaou188 (384,952 in chips)
Vicezo moved on the tenth hand, all-in with T♥2♠ for 224,748 chips. Aouaou188 called with a dominating A♥T♦, and the flop of 9♣J♥3♦ changed nothing. The 2♣ on the turn gave Vicezo the lead with deuces, but the A♦ hit on the river to eliminate Vicezo in second place with $1,575.00.
Aouaou188 of Greece won the tournament and $2,147.25 in cash. Congrats!
Women's Sunday Results for 09/02/12:
1st place: aouaou188 (Greece) - $2,147.25
2nd place: Vicezo (Lithuania) - $1,575.00
3rd place: Ninnu (Finland) - $1,186.50
4th place: drkamikaze1 (Canada) - $892.50
5th place: pipilina (Bulgaria) - $609.00
6th place: mochtegern13 (Germany) - $472.50
7th place: KOTLYAREVSKA (Russia) - $367.50
8th place: 1989masha (Netherlands) - $262.50
9th place: 24LadyC (Romania) - $199.50
There are many ways to get in on the Women's Sunday action. Take a look at the home page for information on daily satellites. And join us on Facebook for news and monthly freerolls, and Twitter for the latest information. See you next week!