Telefonch1k phones in a Women's Sunday win
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As for this week's strong numbers, they were:
Total players: 271
Prize pool: $13,550.00
Paid finishers: 45
The money bubble burst just before the 3.5-hour mark of the tournament, and players were guaranteed at least $81.30 at that point. Only three tables remained 30 minutes later, and there were only two tables less than 15 minutes after that.
The 11th place elimination of Str0ngSh@rk at the five-hour mark initiated hand-for-hand play. A few rounds later, Pirikitinhaa pushed all-in with 8♦8♣ from the small blind, but original UTG+1 raiser Telefonch1k called with 9♣9♠. The board came 6♥J♠A♦3♥K♣, and Pirikitinhaa exited in tenth place with $203.25.
Telefonch1k communicates strength
The final table kicked off in Level 28 with the following players and their chip counts:
Seat 1: midori92 (64,193 in chips)
Seat 2: KleineTaschi (137,607 in chips)
Seat 3: enoOtik (45,181 in chips)
Seat 4: Vikysik-777 (218,340 in chips)
Seat 5: Telefonch1k (417,570 in chips)
Seat 6: sheisy25 (183,571 in chips)
Seat 7: jeca79 (51,859 in chips)
Seat 8: durrr085 (115,479 in chips)
Seat 9: LukyMaridzh (121,200 in chips)
It took only a few hands for enoOtik to find a spot and use it to double through durrr085. Jeca79 then doubled through LukyMaridzh, but durrr085 did the same through jeca79.
Jeca79 lost ground from that point and finally pushed less than 1000 chips all-in. Sheisy25 limped, and midori92 checked to see the J♣5♣2♦ flop. They checked down the Q♥ river and 6♥, too, and sheisy25 showed 8♦8♥ to take the pot. Jeca79 left in ninth place with $237.12.
Meanwhile, KleineTaschi doubled through sheisy25 in this big hand to put KleineTaschi in a solid second on the leaderboard:
Sheisy25 doubled through durrr085 to stay in the game, and LukyMaridzh did it through Telefonch1k. Midori92 doubled through LukyMaridzh, however, and enoOtik took a big pot worth more than 142K from sheisy25.
LukyMaridzh sought an opportunity with Q♠J♥ and pushed all-in with it. KleineTaschi reraised to isolate, which worked, and showed T♣T♠. The board delivered A♣8♠8♣2♠8♥ for the full house, which eliminated LukyMaridzh in eighth place with $325.20.
Two hands after that, durrr085 raised all-in UTG with A♠T♦, but enoOtik called from middle position with A♥J♥. The board showed 6♥K♠2♦9♠9♥, and the kickers played to send durrr085 out in seventh place with $460.70.
Sheisy25 doubled through Telefonch1k to nearly 110K, but midori92 doubled through her. Sheisy25 didn't take long to get involved again, and it started with a limped flop of 6♠T♣5♠ with KleineTaschi. A bet came from KleineTaschi and call from sheisy25 to see the Q♦ on the turn, and the same action ensued. The T♠ on the river prompted another bet from KleineTaschi, and sheisy25 called all-in with A♣K♥. But KleineTaschi showed 7♠3♠ for the rivered flush, sending sheisy25 to the virtual rail in sixth place with $596.20.
Vikysik-777 hadn't gained much momentum and finally pushed her 71,640 chips all-in from the button with Q♦J♠. But Telefonch1k called from the small blind with Q♥Q♠. The board of 3♥T♣2♣Q♣4♠ only improved Telefonch1k to a set of queens, and Vikysik-777 had to leave in fifth place with $772.35.
Midori92 lost a good deal of chips along the way and finally risked her last 30,814 chips with K♥J♣. Telefonch1k was there with A♦3♠, and the ace-high hand stood up to the 8♦T♣7♣Q♣6♥ blank board. Midori92 departed in fourth place with $1,117.87.
Final three play on with no deal
The last three players paused for deal talks, and they looked at chip-chop and ICM numbers. But Telefonch1k and KleineTaschi wanted more money than the deals offered, and enoOtik finally noted that those proposals would leave her with less than the third place prize money. Play then resumed.
Just a few hands later, enoOtik pushed her stack with 8♠8♦ from the big blind after an initial UTG raise from Telefonch1k, who then showed A♣K♠. The flop of Q♥2♦7♣ was innocent enough, but the K♣ on the turn gave Telefonch1k the lead in the hand. The 5♠ on the river officially eliminated enoOtik in third place with $1,490.50.
Telefonch1k calls for the win
Heads-up action began with these chip counts:
Seat 2: KleineTaschi (301,772 in chips)
Seat 5: Telefonch1k (1,053,228 in chips)
Telefonch1k did ask if they should pause again to discuss a deal, but KleineTaschi responded, "i am the best player in heads up." With an "lol" from Telefonch1k, play continued.
By the time the next break happened, the two had been playing for nearly 30 minutes, and any chips KleineTaschi had accumulated were immediately taken back by Telefonch1k, so chip counts were close to what they were when the match started.
The last hand of the tournament saw a raise, reraise, and then an all-in move from Telefonch1k. KleineTaschi called all-in with 8♥8♠, and the race was on when Telefonch1k showed A♦K♦. The cards were revealed as K♣4♠6♥6♠4♦, leaving KleineTaschi out in second place with $1,964.75.
Telefonch1k of Ukraine won the tournament and $2,622.04. Congrats!
Women's Sunday Results for 04/27/14:
Prize pool: $13,550.00
Paid players: 45
1. Telefonch1k (Ukraine) $2,622.04
2. KleineTaschi (Germany) $1,964.75
3. enoOtik (Latvia) $1,490.50
4. midori92 (Russia) $1,117.87
5. Vikysik-777 (Ukraine) $772.35
6. sheisy25 (Finland) $596.20
7. durrr085 (Russia) $460.70
8. LukyMaridzh (Russia) $325.20
9. jeca79 (Serbia) $237.12
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Jennifer Newell is a PokerStars freelance contributor.