Scarey Pelt felts the rest, wins April 8 Women's Sunday

Sunday Special corner logo.jpgApril is a big month for PokerStars Women. We're in our second year of the Women's Sunday, which is exciting in itself, and we're in our fourth month of the 2012 Women's Poker League with the three divisions. And we're going to host our third $11 Women's Tuesday in a few days with its $1K guarantee.

This is also the last month to qualify for the PS Women Live tournament in Monte Carlo. There are still a few €2,500 prize packages to be awarded, but there's not much time left! The action will happen at the EPT Grand Final from April 29 to May 2, so get in on those daily satellites and work your way to next Sunday's prize package giveaway soon!

Back to the action today, here's our Women's Sunday numbers:

Total players: 265
Prize pool: $13,250.00
Paid finishers: 45

Of the Team Pros in the field today, Team Online's Adrienne "talonchick" Rowsome was the first to exit, giving up her $50 bounty in the first hour of play. Further into play, Team Pro Vivian Im made a deep run but finished in 99th place, and Liv Boeree left in 52nd place, just a few spots away from the money.

That money bubble burst when sm2011 busted in 46th place, and Mariiia91 then took home $79.50 for her 45th place finish. At that point, with only five and then four tables remaining, none other than Team Pro Ana Marquez was in the top spot on the leaderboard. Scarey Pelt did take over that lead, and Ms. Marquez fought to stay in the top 10 as the field was reduced to three tables.

About 3 hours and 15 minutes into the tournament, bbchoc exited in 11th place to bring on hand-for-hand play. Moments later, short-stacked Brigitte7 pushed her 9,240 chips all-in with A♦2♥, and RoseKoehler and .Ta2.Terry! both called. They checked the 7♣5♣9♣ flop, and when RoseKoehler bet the 5♠ turn, .Ta2.Terry! folded. RoseKoehler showed A♣6♣ for the flopped flush, and the 9♦ ended the tournament for Brigitte7 in tenth place, which was worth $198.75.

Things looking rosy for RoseKoehler

These were the starting stacks a few hands into the final table action:

Seat 1: Elz442 (68,317 in chips)
Seat 2: .Ta2.Terry! (94,168 in chips)
Seat 3: SummerLove X (111,973 in chips)
Seat 4: 1989masha (114,852 in chips)
Seat 5: kino8 (62,576 in chips)
Seat 6: Scarey Pelt (74,786 in chips)
Seat 7: ana marquez (101,678 in chips)
Seat 8: MothaPoka (24,483 in chips)
Seat 9: RoseKoehler (142,167 in chips)

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It didn't take long for Ana Marquez to jump into the lead, but Elz442 was close behind and soon climbed into the number one spot.

After the 3.5-hour break, the first hand back was a big one. MotherPoka moved all-in from middle position for her short stack of 12,083 chips. RoseKoehler reraised to 27,000, and SUmmerLove X reraised all-in for 90,073 chips. RoseKoehler called again.

MothaPoka: A♣6♣
SummerLove X: A♥K♠
RoseKoehler: Q♠Q♣

the board blanked with 2♠J♥9♠5♠3♥, and the queens held up to eliminate MothaPoka in ninth place with $231.87 and SummerLove X in eighth with $318.00.

Kino8 was the next of the short stacks to move all-in, doing so from the button with A♠9♠. Elz442 was the original raiser and called with A♦4♥ but made a straight on the 7♣5♦6♦2♠3♣ board. Kino8 was ousted in seventh place with $450.50.

A few double-ups followed, as Scarey Pelt doubled through Elz442, and the latter then doubled through RoseKoehler. But RoseKoehler maintained a substantial lead over the group of remaining players.

When .Ta2.Terry! was ready to make her all-in move, RoseKoehler was there to make the call with T♥T♣, and .Ta2.Terry! needed help for her A♥2♠. The board of 8♥9♠8♦4♠6♦ didn't provide it, though, and .Ta2.Terry! was eliminated in sixth place with $583.00.

More double-ups ensued. 1989masha doubled through Ana Marquez, who then doubled through RoseKoehler to stay alive. Scarey Pelt then took a pot worth 248,500 chips from RoseKoehler to jump into the chip lead.

Elz442 was the next player to risk everything, and she did it UTG with A♥2♥. RoseKoehler called from the big blind with A♣Q♣, which improved to an even better hand when the J♠K♠7♥T♦2♣ gave her the straight. Elz442 had to leave in fifth place with $755.25.

Adios Ana

Ana Marquez had been working a short stack and finally pushed it all-in preflop from the big blind with 6♦6♠. Original raiser RoseKoehler called, as did 1989masha from the button. Both players checked the 5♦J♦Q♥ flop, as well as the Q♣ turn and Q♦ river. Ana Marquez showed her full house, but 1989masha turned over A♦J♠ for queens full of jacks and the better full house. Team PokerStars Pro Ana Marquez finished the tournament in fourth place with $1,093.12.

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RoseKoehler was the shortest of the three remaining players, and she soon moved all-in preflop with A♣8♠. Scarey Pelt called with Q♣Q♠, though, and that pocket pair improved to two pair on the 6♦K♦9♦T♣6♠ board. RoseKoehler was ousted in third place, which was worth $1,457.50 in prize money.

Switzerland vs. Netherlands

The final two players began their battle with these stacks:

Seat 4: 1989masha (238,658 in chips)
Seat 6: Scarey Pelt (556,342 in chips)

On the eighth hand, we had fireworks. Action started with a raised flop of 5♠7♠7♣. 1989masha bet, and Scarey Pelt check-raised. 1989masha responded with an all-in call holding J♦J♣, but the two pair wasn't good enough to compare with the A♣7♥ and trip sevens of Scarey Pelt. The 4♠ and 6♦ finished the board and left 1989masha out in second place with $1,921.25.

Scarey Pelt of Switzerland became this week's Women's Sunday champion and won $2,563.99 in cash. Congrats!

Women's Sunday Results for 04/08/12:

1st place: Scarey Pelt ($2,563.99)
2nd place: 1989masha ($1,921.25)
3rd place: RoseKoehler ($1,457.50)
4th place: Team PokerStars Pro Ana Marquez ($1,093.12)
5th place: Elz442 ($755.25)
6th place: .Ta2.Terry! ($583.00)
7th place: kino8 ($450.50)
8th place: SummerLove X ($318.00)
9th place: MothaPoka ($231.87)

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Jen Newell
@PokerStars in Women's Sunday