Event #53: $1,000 Ladies No-Limit Hold’em Championship
Days:
123

Event Info

Buy-in $1,000
Prize Pool $949,500
Players 1,055

Level Info

Level 24
Blinds 12,000 / 24,000
Ante 4,000

Amanda Sizemore Eliminated in 10th Place ($10,843)

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Amanda Sizemore - 10th Place ($10,843)
Amanda Sizemore - 10th Place ($10,843)

Amanda Sizemore raised to 32,000 in middle position and Carol Tomlinson raised all in from the small blind. Sizemore called all in for her tournament life and the players turned up their hands.

Tomlinson: {A-Spades}{J-Spades}
Sizemore: {Q-Spades}{Q-Hearts}

Sizemore was ahead with her pair of queens and it stayed that way through the {K-Clubs}{8-Hearts}{4-Hearts} flop and {10-Spades} turn. Tomlinson would need an ace for a higher pair or a queen for a straight on the river to knock out her opponent. The river was the {A-Clubs} and Sizemore was eliminated as Tomlinson took a sizeable chip lead.

The remaining players are now on a 15 minute break as the stacks are being counted for the official final table.

Amanda Sizemore us
Amanda Sizemore
us Busted

Tags: Amanda SizemoreCarol Tomlinson

The Popularity Test

[user135779] • Level 22: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante

"Just out of curiosity, who's cheering for Jonathan Epstein?" asked the tournament supervisor.

Several Bronx cheers (and a few more jeers) went up from the crowd.

"There we go," said the tournament supervisor before glancing over at Epstein. "Nice job, princess."

We're Underway!

[user135779] • Level 22: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante

The players have now taken their seats and play is back underway!

"Good luck everyone," said the tournament supervisor, before quickly adding, "Not everyone." Jonathan Epstein has drawn the button for the first hand.

Preliminary Final Table Seat Draw

[user135779] • Level 22: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante
SeatName
1Karina Jett
2Valerie McColligan
3Katherine Stahl
4Carol Tomlinson
5Jennifer Cowan
6Marsha Wolak
7Peg Ledman
8Amanda Sizemore
9Jonathan Epstein
10Genevieve Gloutnez

Amanda Baker Eliminated in 11th Place ($10,843)

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Amanda Baker -11th Place ($10,843)
Amanda Baker -11th Place ($10,843)

Carol Tomlinson raised to 42,000 on the button and Amanda Baker moved all in for just under 200,000 from the big blind. Tomlinson made the call as the players turned up their hands.

Tomlinson: {A-Clubs}{9-Clubs}
Baker: {2-Diamonds}{2-Clubs}

It was a classic coinflip for Baker’s tournament life and the {K-Clubs}{10-Hearts}{6-Hearts} flop came down clean for her. The {Q-Clubs} on the turn gave Tomlinson straight and flush draws to go along with her two overs. The river was the {9-Diamonds} and Tomlinson screamed, “YES, YES, YES BABY!!!”. Baker was eliminated as the unofficial final table bubble girl and Tomlinson was given a warning for excessive celebration.

Carol Tomlinson
Carol Tomlinson
550,000 237,000
Amanda Baker us
Amanda Baker
us Busted

Tags: Amanda BakerCarol Tomlinson

Cowan Doubles Through Baker

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Amanda Baker raised to 24,000 in the cutoff and was called by Jennifer Cowan on the button and Carol Tomlinson from the big blind. Tomlinsonchecked dark as the {9-Clubs}{6-Clubs}{4-Clubs} came down on the flop. Baker bet 33,000 and Cowan moved all in for 161,000 total. Tomlinson folded and Baker went into the tank before she called.

Cowan: {9-Spades}{9-Diamonds}
Baker: {A-Spades}{Q-Clubs}

Cowan had flopped top set while Baker had a flush draw and would need to hit a club that didn’t pair the board to knock out her opponent. The {4-Spades} on the turn had Baker drawing dead and the {6-Hearts} on the river doubled up Cowan.

Jennifer Cowan
Jennifer Cowan
404,000 173,000

Tags: Amanda BakerCarol TomlinsonJennifer Cowan

Gloutnez Takes a Chunk From Ledman

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Over on the secondary feature table, Peg Ledman came in with a raise of 40,000 from middle position before Genevieve Gloutnez shoved from the cut-off with {A-Hearts}{K-Clubs}. Ledman thought about it for a minute or two before making the call, but was trailing Gloutnez with her {A-Diamonds}{J-Diamonds}.

The flop of {2-Clubs}{7-Clubs}{8-Diamonds} improved neither hand, but the {10-Hearts} on the turn gave Ledman even more hope with the outs for the straight. No mas - the river was the {K-Diamonds} and gave Gloutnez the pair and the double-up

Genevieve Gloutnez
Genevieve Gloutnez
380,000 179,000
Peg Ledman
Peg Ledman
170,000 -156,000

Tags: Genevieve GloutnezPeg Ledman

Karen Fisher Eliminated in 12th Place ($10,843)

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Karen Fisher - 12th Place ($10,843)
Karen Fisher - 12th Place ($10,843)

Karen Fisher moved all in on the button for 33,000 and both blinds called in Jennifer Cowan and Carol Tomlinson to form a possible sidepot. On the {3-Hearts}{3-Spades}{5-Clubs} flop, Cowan checked to Tomlinson who went all in herself. Cowan folded and the two remaining players turned theirs hands.

Tomlinson: {A-Spades}{3-Diamonds}
Fisher: {A-Clubs}{6-Clubs}

Tomlinson had flopped trips and Fisher would need runner-runner to stay alive and double up. The {5-Diamonds} on the turn gave Fisher some outs for the chop with one of the two remaining fives. Unfortunately for her, the river was the {Q-Clubs} and she was eliminated.

Karen Fisher
Karen Fisher
Busted

Tags: Carol TomlinsonJennifer CowanKaren Fisher

Mafalda Lopes Eliminated in 13th Place ($8,697)

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Mafalda Lopes - 13th Place ($8,697)
Mafalda Lopes - 13th Place ($8,697)

Mafalda Lopes who started the day with the second shortest stack moved all in from early position for 69,000. It was folded around to Amanda Baker in the big blind who made the call to put Lopes at risk as the players turned over their hands.

Baker: {A-Clubs}{10-Spades}
Lopes: {10-Hearts}{9-Hearts}

The flop came down {A-Hearts}{Q-Clubs}{2-Hearts} to give Baker top pair but Lopez a flush draw. The {6-Spades} on the turn changed nothing and Lopes would need any heart on the river to survive and double up. Unfortunately for her, it came the {J-Diamonds} and she was eliminated.

Amanda Baker us
Amanda Baker
us 400,000 74,000
Mafalda Lopes
Mafalda Lopes
Busted

Tags: Amanda BakerMafalda Lopes

Laura Desantis Eliminated in 14th Place ($8,697)

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Laura Desantis - 14th Place ($8,697)
Laura Desantis - 14th Place ($8,697)

In the very first hand over on the secondary feature table, Laura Desantis open-shoved from the hijack but was quickly called by Valerie McColligan. All the others got out of the way before the cards were tabled:

Desantis: {A-Spades}{5-Hearts}
McColligan: {K-Hearts}{10-Spades}

Even though Desantis was in the lead, it was relinquished to McColligan after the flop of {Q-Clubs}{7-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}. The repeat {7-Diamonds} on the turn improved McColligan to two pair, which held up after the {8-Hearts} blanked out on the river.

And just like that, we're down to 13 players! McColligan is now the first player to move past the half-million chip mark.

Valerie McColligan
Valerie McColligan
560,000 78,000
Laura Desantis
Laura Desantis
Busted

Tags: Laura DesantisValerie McColligan