Lady Luck gave lucky lukyyy December 9 Women's Sunday win
Only a few more weeks left in 2012 meant that not much time remained to shop for gifts and send holiday cards. But almost as important, time was running out to win a seat to the PS Women Live event at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure in January 2013!
The weekly $215 qualifiers will only run another few Sundays before players are on their own to get to the Bahamas. For now, there are still a select few chances for women to get into the next Weekly Final, which guarantees at least one $3,250 prize package, which includes hotel accommodations, Ladies Event buy-in, and $990.00 in cash. There are daily satellites running to make sure you have plenty of opportunities to win your way to the $215 Weekly Final. It's the perfect way to give yourself the holiday gift of poker and a beach resort getaway to the Caribbean!
Of course, another great holiday gift for yourself is the Women's Sunday action, which can lead to victory and more than $2K. This week, these were the final tournament numbers:
Total players: 206
Prize pool: $10,300.00
Paid finishers: 36
Action started with two of the members of Team PokerStars unable to gain much momentum at the tables. Team Online's Adrienne "talonchick" Rowsome was the first of the $50 bounties to exit, and Team Pro's Vivian Im followed a few spots later. Team Pro Liv Boeree got in on the tournament as well but also gave away her $50 bounty before she would have preferred.
That left the field wide open, and the money bubble burst into the third hour. Janusi4ka was the first player to cash for $77.25, and others followed as the field thinned to two tables into the fourth hour. It took nearly a full hour to reach hand-for-hand play, as competitors were serious about making the final table.
Finally, not one but two players exited on that bubble. On one table, Sodovaya moved all-in with A♣6♣ against the K♠Q♠ of Vicezo, and the board came J♠J♣5♠5♥]Kc] to river the best two pair for Vicezo. Sodovaya left in tenth place with $164.80.
At the same time, the other table saw codycash1 reraise all-in from the button with K♣K♥, and original UTG raiser lazykimbo called with A♣J♠. The board of J♥6♥8♠A♦6♦ gave lazykimbo the best two pair and send codycash1 out in ninth place with $195.70.
Vicezo leads final table of eight
The final table was set to go in the last half of Level 18, with blinds of 1,250/2,500 and a 250 ante. Players' starting stacks were as follows:
Seat 2: lazykimbo (81,841 in chips)
Seat 3: Pumbaatje-v (75,290 in chips)
Seat 4: Vicezo (158,446 in chips)
Seat 5: Amfan*Dexx (149,057 in chips)
Seat 6: zzzFFFzzz (45,908 in chips)
Seat 7: Orionovez (37,839 in chips)
Seat 8: katie75013 (27,941 in chips)
Seat 9: lucky lukyyy (41,678 in chips)
Vicezo wasn't on top for long, though, as zzzFFFzzz quickly doubled through Vicezo, putting the latter in second behind Amfan*Dexx. Lazykimbo also took a pot worth more than 55K from Vicezo. Orionovez doubled through Amfan*Dexx, and lucky lukyyy did the same through zzzFFFzzz.
Katie75013 needed to improve on her short stack and moved all-in from middle position with 7♣6♥, but lazykimbo called from the small blind with 9♣9♦. The flop of 2♥5♠6♠ provided a pair, and the 8♦ on the turn added a straight draw. But the A♥ on the river failed to make that straight and eliminated katie75013 in eighth place with $257.50.
As Vicezo climbed back into the top spot on the leaderboard, zzzFFFzzz climbed with the following double through Amfan*Dexx:
Orionovez sought her double-up by moving all-in from UTG with A♥9♣, but Pumbaatje-v reraised all-in to isolate, which worked as everyone else folded. Pumbaatje-v showed A♠J♠, which improved even further to a flush on the 2♠A♣5♦6♠8♠ board. Orionovez left in seventh place with $360.50.
Amfan*Dexx was the next player at risk, pushing preflop with 7♥7♦. But Vicezo called with Q♣Q♠, improved to best two pair on the 9♥4♦T♣K♦T♠ board. Amfan*Dexx was eliminated in sixth place with $463.50.
Lazykimbo then moved her stack all-in from the button with 3♣3♥, and Pumbaatje-v reraised from the small blind with A♦5♦. The flop of T♥8♦K♥ allowed the threes to hold up, but the 5♠ on the turn gave Pumbaatje-v the best pair. The T♦ on the river sent lazykimbo out in fifth place with $597.40
ZzzFFFzzz had lost ground but doubled once through Vicezo and then again through Pumbaatje-v, but the latter doubled through lucky lukyyy and then Vicezo, as shown here:
After lucky lukyyy doubled through Vicezo, the former chip leader was left with less than 2K chips. She doubled that all-in on the big blind of the next hand, but moved all-in on the next hand again. Pumbaatje-v and zzzFFFzzz both called and checked down until the river of the K♦Q♠5♣2♦6♥. ZzzFFFzzz bet, and Pumbaatje-v folded. Vicezo had T♥4♥, but zzzFFFzzz showed 2♠6♦ for two pair and eliminated Vicezo in fourth place with $875.50.
Then lucky lukyyy doubled through Pumbaatje-v in this hand:
Pumbaatje-v moved all-in soon after with A♣8♣, but zzzFFFzzz had Q♦Q♥, which stood up to the K♦7♦6♠T♠8♦ board. Pumbaatje-v exited in third place with $1,163.90.
Lucky lukyyy dominates quick heads-up
Heads-up play began with these chip counts:
Seat 6: zzzFFFzzz (252,523 in chips)
Seat 9: lucky lukyyy (365,477 in chips)
On the fifth hand, zzzFFFzzz shoved with A♥8♦, but lucky lukyyy had a dominating A♣Q♥. Nothing about the board of 6♠4♣6♣T♦3♠ changed anything, and the kickers played to eliminate zzzFFFzzz in second place with $1,545.00.
After finishing fifth in this tournament two weeks ago, lucky lukyyy claimed victory this week and $2,106.35 to go with it. Congrats!
Women's Sunday Results for 12/09/12:
1st place: lucky lukyyy (Finland) - $2,106.35
2nd place: zzzFFFzzz (Ukraine) - $1,545.00
3rd place: Pumbaatje-v (Netherlands) - $1,163.90
4th place: Vicezo (Lithuania) - $875.50
5th place: lazykimbo (UK) - $597.40
6th place: Amfan*Dexx (Russia) - $463.50
7th place: Orionovez (Russia) - $360.50
8th place: katie75013 (Mexico) - $257.50
9th place: codycash1 (Canada) - $195.70
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Jennifer Newell is a PokerStars freelance contributor.