DonotXme splits winnings with stefy811 but takes Women's Sunday title

Sunday Special corner logo.jpgToday, the Women's Sunday cost $55 to buy in directly. Last week, the price was the same. In fact, the only thing that changed about the Women's Sunday since its inception was the guarantee, which increased to its current number of $10K. Satellites offer discounted seats each week, but the buy-in itself never changes.

Next week, that changes. For one day only, the Women's Sunday will be on sale! Players can buy in for only $27.50. The half-price discount also extends to other tournaments like the Sunday Storm all the way to the Sunday Million. The buy-ins are slashed in half for one day only on June 17.

Stay tuned for more news this week, as satellites for next weekend's Women's Sunday begin tomorrow. There will be cheap seats up for grabs all week, and we heard from a little PokerStars Women birdie that there will be a couple freerolls as well!

This week's tournament showed an increase in the number of players and subsequent prize pool:

Total players: 215
Prize pool: $10,750.00
Paid finishers: 36

Of the PokerStars players in action with $50 bounties on their heads, Friend of PokerStars Charlotte "Sjlot" Van Brabander was the first to register and the first to exit in the initial hour of play. Then there was Team Online's Adrienne "talonchick" Rowsome, who plowed her way into the second hour and beyond, ultimately busting in 62nd place.

The money bubble was next on the agenda and burst 10 minutes before the three-hour mark of the tournament when veruda02 hit the rail in 37th place. It took over an hour to reach the final table bubble, though, as play was intense at the last two tables.

Finally, zemlyanikasw pushed all-in preflop from the small blind with A♦6♥, and original UTG raiser 21R0 called with K♥K♠. The board came Q♥K♣T♣Q♠K♦, and the quad kings was more than enough to eliminate zemlyanikasw in tenth place with $183.20.

Ozvillain77 and 21R0 battle for the lead

The final table began in Level 19, with blinds of 1,500/3,000 and a 300 ante, along with these starting chip stacks:

Seat 1: laddyshark (61,974 in chips)
Seat 2: donotXme (73,909 in chips)
Seat 3: StarBucksOne (51,128 in chips)
Seat 4: poisonivy753 (85,858 in chips)
Seat 5: stefy811 (39,543 in chips)
Seat 6: ozvillain77 (144,899 in chips)
Seat 7: Gee Bag Bog (50,715 in chips)
Seat 8: 21R0 (138,000 in chips)
Seat 9: Bobban5 (40,974 in chips)

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Short-stacked Bobban5 didn't take long to make her move, pushing all-in from middle position with 9♥9♦. Original raiser 21R0 called with A♥T♥ and hit the flop when it came 6♦T♠T♣. Neither the K♠ turn nor the 2♠ river changed the outcome, and the trip tens eliminated Bobban5 in ninth place with $217.55.

StarBucksOne climbed up the leaderboard with a double-up through ozvillain77. And when Gee Bag Bog pushed all-in for 35,315 chips, StarBucksOne called with A♣J♦. Gee Bag Bog showed K♠K♦, but the first card of the A♦4♦3♠5♦5♣ board gave the win to StarBucksOne. That left Gee Bag Bog out in eighth place with $286.25.

Stefy811 doubled through ozvillain77, and donotXme doubled through laddyshark. The last action put laddyshark on a stack of less than 23K, which went all-in on the next hand with 5♣5♠. DonotXme called with 8♠8♥, and that held up to the 2♠J♥9♦4♦Q♦ board. Laddyshark exited in seventh place with $400.75.

Ozvillain77 doubled through StarBucksOne, who then did the same through donotXme.

A few hands later, poisonivy753 moved all-in UTG with A♠T♣, and donotXme raised from the small blind to isolate, which worked, before showing 9♥9♦. The classic race situation saw the board produce 2♥K♦7♥2♦3♣, which gave the pot to donotXme and left poisonivy753 out in sixth place with $515.25.

Shortly thereafter, StarBucksOne made a move with A♣7♦ against the A♣8♠ of donotXme, and nothing about the 4♥A♦K♥2♣9♦ board changed the outcome. StarBucksOne was eliminated in fifth place with $664.10.

Four hands after that, ozvillain77 raised all-in UTG, and 21R0 called from the button with A♦K♥. Ozvillain77 showed A♣8♣ but couldn't improve on the 5♣7♥J♥4♠2♣ blank board. That left ozvillain77 out in fourth place with $973.25.

Stefy811 doubled through donotXme during three-handed play to stay in contention:

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That left 21R0 the shortest of the three stacks, and her all-in move was made with A♥6♣. DonotXme called with A♦T♥, however, and only improved on the K♦A♣8♦T♦7♦ to the nut diamond flush. 21R0 was eliminated in third place with $1,293.85.

Heads-up deal or no deal?

The two finalists began their battle with these stacks:

Seat 2: donotXme (469,384 in chips)
Seat 5: stefy811 (217,616 in chips)

They agreed to pause the tournament to discuss a deal, but ICM chip counts were not agreeable to both players. They resumed play and agreed to discuss again should they even the chip stacks. Though donotXme kept the upper hand much of the time, stefy811 always came back to stay in contention. With nearly even counts, they called for another pause in the action. They then agreed to $2,029.57 in prize money for stefy811 and $2,029.56 for donotXme, and play resumed to go for the title.

It didn't take long from there. DonotXme had a chip advantage when the two saw a raised flop of 6♣4♣7♥. Stefy811 bet, and donotXme check-raised. Stefy811 reraised, and donotXme pushed all-in with 7♠6♦ for two pair. Stefy811 called all-in with T♣9♣ for the straight and flush draws but hit neither on the 5♠ turn or 4♦ river. Stefy811 exited in second place, and donotXme won the Women's Sunday. Congrats!

Women's Sunday Results for 06/10/12 (reflects two-way deal):

1st place: donotXme (Netherlands) - $2,029.56*
2nd place: stefy811 (Canada) - $2,029.57*
3rd place: 21R0 (Canada) - $1,293.85
4th place: ozvillain77 (Australia) - $973.25
5th place: StarBucksOne (Sweden) - $664.10
6th place: poisonivy753 (Netherlands) - $515.25
7th place: laddyshark (Romania) - $400.75
8th place: Gee Bag Bog (Ireland) - $286.25
9th place: Bobban5 (Sweden) - $217.55

*Two finalists agreed to payout deal.

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Jen Newell
@PokerStars in Women's Sunday