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

Wolak Takes the Lead!

Marsha Wolak watches on nervously as the dealer spread the board.

Having started the final table as the overall short stack, Marsha Wolak has now taken the lead after scoring a massive double-up through Carol Tomlinson!

Karina Jett folded on the button before Tomlinson raised to 137,000 from the small blind. Wolak quickly moved all-in for 797,000 and Tomlinson snap-called.

Tomlinson: {Q-Diamonds}{Q-Clubs}
Wolak: {A-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}

The flop of {2-Diamonds}{3-Spades}{9-Hearts} kept Tomlinson in the lead, but Wolak's supporters got even louder! "Ace! Ace! Ace!" they cried.

BOOM! Down came the {A-Spades} on the turn and Wolak froze in utter shock as it dawned on her that she was now in front. Needing one of only two queens left in the deck, the {4-Clubs} bricked on the river and Tomlinson's good run has been halted for now, moving down to 630,000 in chips.

Player Chips Progress
Marsha Wolak us
Marsha Wolak
us 1,600,000 700,000
Karina Jett us
Karina Jett
us 890,000 200,000
Carol Tomlinson
Carol Tomlinson
630,000 -670,000

Tags: Carol TomlinsonKarina JettMarsha Wolak