Leka.TiM.Sin goes wire-to-wire in 5/26/13 Women's Sunday

Leka.TiM.Sin brought the chip lead into the final table, and for the most part, it stayed that way. Although roxieforu05 charged to the top spot in the early going, Leka.TiM.Sin knocked her down a few pegs when she picked up pocket kings and got three streets of value. Leka.TiM.Sin moved up to over a quarter million in chips and didn't look back, eliminating the final four of her eight opponents to take down her first Women's Sunday title and $2,310.85.

226 femmes of the felt came out for this week's Women's Sunday, the prize pool topping out at $11,300. 36 places were paid with first place set to earn $2,310.85. Friend of PokerStars Charlotte Van Brabander was the lone Red Spade bounty, collected by Pandochko515 when her A♥J♣ rivered Broadway vs. Van Brabander's pocket nines.

Blinds were up to 1,250/2,500 with ten players remaining. DJMonkee wasn't exactly short-stacked, but nevertheless open-shoved for 38,500 with K♥T♥. Leka.TiM.in called on the button and her pocket sixes held up on the A♣9♣2♥Q♦3♦ board to send us to the final table.


Final table chip counts

Seat 1: jitule53 (37,824 in chips)
Seat 2: Leka.TiM.Sin (129,538 in chips)
Seat 3: clangel (35,562 in chips)
Seat 4: LuxoR_C (110,164 in chips)
Seat 5: rcgs59 (121,348 in chips)
Seat 6: eelyo (27,432 in chips)
Seat 7: SpeweyMango (30,695 in chips)
Seat 8: Lizetta (56,992 in chips)
Seat 9: roxieforu05 (128,445 in chips)

Roxieforu05 KOs two, takes chip lead

Roxieforu05 arrived at the final table second in chips and moved up to the top spot when she took out Lizetta. SpeweyMango led off the action with a 6,780 button raise, Lizetta moved all-in for 59,000 from the small blind and roxieforu05 cold-called from the big. SpeweyMango got out of the way and Lizetta turned up Q♣J♥. It was no match for roxieforu05's K♠K♥ and she hit the rail in ninth place, earning $214.70.

After eelyo doubled throughLuxoR_C with A♣Q♦ vs A♦J♥, clangel was left as the short stack. Dealt A♦T♦ under-the-gun, she moved all-in for 28,800 and jitule53 called from the small blind with A♠Q♦. Jitule53's dominating hand held up and clangel exited in eighth.

The blinds rose to 2,000/4,000 and moments later, roxieforu05 opened for 10,000 from UTG. Eelyo shoved for 25,000 from the small blind, and roxieforu05 called, her A♥Q♥ up against J♥J♠. A queen hit the flop and eelyo lost the coinflip, going out in seventh place.

Leka.TiM.Sin's KK nicks roxieforu05, rcgs59 triples

Roxieforu05 moved up to 171,000 in chips but lost the chip lead in the next level. Leka.TiM.Sin picked up K♣K♥ and value-bet them to perfection, picking up a 125,700 pot.

With that hand, Leka.TiM.Sin assumed the chip lead with 242,000 while all five of her opponents sported stacks under 90,000. However, rcgs59 changed that situation in a hurry thanks to a massive multi-way pot. SpeweyMango open-shoved UTG for 51,000, Leka.TiM.Sin flat-called and rcgs59 reshoved for 81,000 from the small blind. Leka.TiM.Sin called and the cards went on their backs.

SpeweyMango K♥J♥
Leka.TiM.Sin J♣T♣
rcgs59 A♦K♠

Although Leka.TiM.Sin hit straight and flush draws on the flop, she couldn't fill them, the board running out Q♣9♠4♣7♠4♥. Rcgs59's ace-high was best and she tripled to 219,000. Leka.TiM.Sin fell to 214,000 and SpeweyMango was eliminated in sixth place, collecting $508.50 for her finish.

Leka lances LuxoR

Down to 61,000 in chips, roxieforu05 doubled to 131,000 when her A♠K♥ made aces up against jitule53's pocket tens. LuxoR_C doubled from 65,000 to 133,000 with A♠6♥ vs. Leka.TiM.Sin's 7♣8♠, and jitule53 recovered the chips she lost to roxieforu05 when her pocket fives held up against Leka.TiM.Sin's Q♠J♥. Five hands later, jitule53 doubled again, her A♠7♠ cracking LuxoR_C's K♣K♥ when she flopped an ace and turned two pair.

Left on the short stack, LuxorR_C three-bet shoved for 51,110 with A♣Q♥ and initial raiser Leka.TiM.Sin called 30,110 more with Q♠4♥. Leka.TiM.Sin hit a boffo flop, making trip fours as the board ran out 5♣4♣4♠J♠A♥. Leka.TiM.Sin moved up to 395,000 and LuxoR_C departed in fifth place.

roxieforu05 out in fourth, rcgs59 busts in third

Four hands later, roxieforu05 moved all-in for her last 48,332 and Leka.TiM.Sin called from the small blind. Roxieforu05 had the preflop lead with A♦4♥ vs. 8♣T♥, but Leka.TiM.Sin flopped an eight and hit running clubs to make a flush, ending roxieforu05's run in fourth place ($960.50).

The button made two more trips around the table before rcgs59 three-bet shoved for her last 26,400 with A♥6♥. Jitule53 called with K♥9♠ and flopped a king to eliminate rcgs59 in third place and send us to heads-up play.

Heads-up chip counts

Seat 1: jitule53 (146,070 in chips)
Seat 2: Leka.TiM.Sin (531,930 in chips)

Jitule53 didn't waste any time getting her chips in the middle. On a Q♦9♠8♦ flop, she check-raised all-in for 70,500 and Leka.TiM.Sin folded, surrendering the 190,400 pot. A few minutes jitule53 closed the gap entirely when her 2♣5♠ rivered queens full of fives,
leaving their chip counts almost dead even at 339,000 apiece. However, Leka.TiM.Sin reclaimed the chip lead moments later when jitule53 checked the river on a Q♦7♣2♠8♥Q♠ board. Leka.TiM.Sin moved all-in for 188,000 and jitule53 folded.

Two hands later, Leka.TiM.Sin opened for 16,160, the blinds now up to 4,000/8,000. Jitule53 called and they both checked the Q♣6♠5♣ flop. The turn came the A♦ and jitule53 led out for 18,000. Leka.TiM.Sin called and they went to the river, which fell the Q♠. Jitule53 bet 32,000 and Leka.TiM.Sin called, revealing A♥3♦ for two pair. Jitule53 could only show a bluff with J♦8♦ and saw the 134,000 pot shipped the other way.

Two hands later, Leka.TiM.Sin closed out this heads-up match. Jitule53 moved all-in on a K♣J♦2♣ flop, but Leka.TiM.Sin had already made top pair.

Congratulations to Leka.TiM.Sin on her first Women's Sunday win! She banked $2,310.85 for her performance while runner-up jitule53 earned $1,695.00.

PokerStars Women's Sunday results for 5/26/2013

Players: 226
Prizepool: $11,300
Places paid: 36

1. Leka.TiM.Sin (Serbia) $2,310.85
2. jitule53 (Czech Republic) $1,695.00
3. rcgs59 (Canada) $1,276.90
4. roxieforu05 (Canada) $960.50
5. LuxoR_C (Greece) $655.40
6. SpeweyMango (Thailand) $508.50
7. eelyo (Latvia) $395.50
8. clangel (Canada) $282.50
9. Lizetta (Czech Republic) $214.70

Kristin Bihr is a freelance contributor to the PokerStars Blog.

Kristin Bihr
@PokerStars in Women's Sunday