Women's Sunday: Ladylili88 levels final table, wins $2,402
Short-stacked with the field down to three, Ladylili88 sat in the shadow of eelvick and WhiSkaSbRaiN's big stacks until she picked up pocket aces at the perfect time. WhiSkaSbRaiN called Ladylili88's five-bet shove with pocket queens and plunged to less than 20 BB. Ladylili88 finished off WhiSkaSbRaiN a few hands later and focused her attention on heads-up opponent eelvick. Ladylili88 played a methodical heads-up match and quickly put away eelvick, earning her first Women's Sunday title.
235 players came out for the Women's Sunday, the prize pool topping out at $11,750.00. 36 places were paid with first place set to earn $2,402.98. Team Online's Adrienne "talonchick" Rowsome was this week's Red Spade bounty and it was claimed rather early as Rowsome went out in 188th place.
Blinds were up to 2,000/4,000 on the final table bubble. With the action folded to her in the cutoff, PushLady* open-shoved for 95,580 and dymalda reshoved for 115,102 on the button. It was a good old-fashioned cooler, PushLady*'s K♠K♥ running headlong into A♣A♦. Dymalda's aces held up on the Q♦T♦9♥9♠3♣ board and PushLady* exited in tenth place.
Final table chip counts
Seat 1: WhiSkaSbRaiN (177,963 in chips)
Seat 2: eelvick (218,177 in chips)
Seat 3: HUSTLheR0 (115,040 in chips)
Seat 4: kristiine'88 (101,738 in chips)
Seat 5: lmn_7 (31,503 in chips)
Seat 6: gosia_ostra (36,958 in chips)
Seat 7: Ladylili88 (144,946 in chips)
Seat 8: dymalda (219,682 in chips)
Seat 9: Sashatoblue (128,993 in chips)
Two down in one orbit
On the third hand of the final table, the action folded to WhiSkaSbRaiN, who opened for 9,650 from the cutoff. Kristiine'88 shoved for 100,138 from the big blind with 3♦3♠ and WhiSkaSbRaiN called. WhiSkaSbRaiN's A♦K♥ did not improve through the turn, but spiked a king on the river to send kirstiine'88 home in ninth place ($223.25).
Four hands later, gosia_ostra moved all-in for her last 36,000 and dymalda called from the small blind. Dymalda's A♦K♦ held up against gosia_ostra's A♠T♠, and she hit the rail in eighth place ($293.75).
dymalda down in seventh
Still hanging on with only 34,000 in chips, lmn_7 doubled up when her 6♣6♥ held up against Sashatoblue's 5♣5♠ (remarkably, both players flopped sets). Moments later, Ladylili88 three-bet shoved for 71,000 from the big blind with A♦Q♥ and UTG raiser dymalda called with A♥K♦. Dymalda's dominated hand did not improve and Ladylili88 doubled to 150,000.
Three hands later, dymalda opened for 11,200 on the button and WhiSkaSbRaiN three-bet to 31,500. Dymalda shoved for 172,200 and WhiSkaSbRaiN called all-in for 140,700. Dymalda's 7♦7♣ was in dire shape against WhiSkaSbRainN's T♠T♦ and she couldn't pull off a miracle on the Q♣9♣6♦4♣6♥ board. For seventh place, dymalda picked up $411.25.
HUSTLHeR0 squeezed out in sixth
Two hands later, lmn_7 min-raised to 11,200 from UTG and both Sahatoblue and WhiSkaSbRaiN flat-called. From the big blind, HUSTLheR0 put the squeeze on a shoved for 79,440 with T♠8♠, hoping to steal the pot right there. However, WhiSkaSbRaiN called with A♣T♣. HUSTLheR0 didn't get any help from the Q♦J♦4♠A♦A♠ board and went out in sixth place ($528.75).
Sashatoblue succumbs in fifth
One more orbit passed before the action passed to Ladylili88 in the small blind. She raised to 11,200 and Sashatoblue called from the big blind. Ladylili led out for 11,200 on the Q♥8♣3♠ flop, Sashatoblue raised to 28,000 and Ladylili88 shoved for 113,200. Sashatoblue called off her remaining 82,290 withQ♣9♠, only to watch Ladylili88 roll over A♣A♠. Ladylili's aces held up through the 6♣ turn and the J♠ river, eliminating Sashatoblue in fifth place ($681.50).
lmn_7 two-outered in fourth place
No question, the most brutal elimination at this final table came when lmn_7 got the rest of her chips in preflop with Q♥Q♣ and eelvick called with T♣T♦. Lmn_7's queens were good through the turn, but eelvick spiked a two-outer on the river to make a set, ending lmn_7's run in fourth place.
WhiSkaSbRaiN falls from the chip lead
As play turned three-handed, WhiSkaSbRaiN led with 530,000 in chips, eelvick was second with 400,000 and Ladylili88 was the short stack with 246,000. However, WhiSkaSbRaiN soon fell out of the top spot when she ran her Q♣Q♥ into Ladylili88's A♠A♦ in a preflop all-in. WhiSkaSbRaiN did not improve and fell to 129,000 while Ladylili88 doubled to 660,000. Although WhiSkaSbRaiN doubled a few hands later when he A♦9♥ flopped top two pair vs. eelvick's pocket fives, eelvick got her revenge a few hands later. All-in on the turn and trailing with K♠J♥ vs. WhiSkaSbRaiN's flopped two pair with K♥7♣, eelvick paired the board on the river to counterfeit WhiSkaSbRaiN's kings and sevens:
WhiSkaSbRaiN was left with only 35,000 in chips and moved in from the button a few hands later with A♠4♣. Ladylili88 called with A♣T♥. WhiSkaSbRaiN's dominated hand did not improve and she hit the rail in third place, good for $1,327.75.
Heads-up chip counts
Seat 2: eelvick (439,590 in chips)
Seat 7: Ladylili88 (735,410 in chips)
Eelvick evened the chip counts when she raised Ladylili88's 45,000 continuation bet to 166,499 on a T♣9♠2♠ flop. Ladylili88 folded and eelvick moved up to 583,000 in chips, only 9,000 short of Ladylili88's 592,000. Ladylili88 chipped back up to 642,000, then got two streets of value from a A♠Q♦4♣3♣Q♣ board with A♦J♦ to put her back where she started heads-up play.
Ladylili88 kept the pots small and didn't give up any ground before she four-bet shoved with A♣Q♣. Eelvick called with J♠J♦, but Ladylili88 caught an ace on the flop to close out the win.
Congratulations to Hungary's Ladylili88 on her first Women's Sunday title! She banked $2,402.98 for the win, while runner-up eelvick earned $1,762.50.
PokerStars Women's Sunday results for 5-18-2014
Places paid: 36
1. Ladylili88 (Hungary) $2,402.98
2. eelvick (Latvia) $1,762.50
3. WhiSkaSbRaiN (Poland) $1,327.75
4. lmn_7 (Brazil) $998.75
5. Sashatoblue (Canada) $681.50
6. HUSTLheR0 (Canada) $528.75
7. dymalda (Ukraine) $411.25
8. gosia_ostra (Poland) $293.75
9. kristiine'88 (United Kingdom) $223.25
Kristin Bihr is a freelance contributor to the PokerStars Blog.