07/01/13 06:06:24 PM PST
Kristen Bicknell Wins Event #51 and her First WSOP Bracelet ($173,922)
Kristen Bicknell has just bested a field of 954 players, to take down Event #51: $10,000 Ladies No-Limit Hold'em Championship, pocketing $173,922 and a white gold bracelet for her efforts. In only 120-hands, and just over five hours of play, Bicknell made her first WSOP cash a memorable one, also awarding Canada with their 10th bracelet of the series.
The final table started with the quick elimination of Cindy Kerslake , before action slowed right down, with eight-handed play lasting almost two hours.
Connie Bruce was eliminated next, when her was out flopped by Chris Priday's . We then lost Amanda Baker, Eleanor Gudger, Connie Bruce and Shana Matthews in the space of just 25-hands, before being left with just three.
Both Leanne Haas and Kristen Bicknell shared most of the chips in play, as Julie Monsacre started three-handed play with just over 10 big blinds. She lasted three hands, before she committed the remainder of her stack with against Kristen Bicknell's . The board ran out , to see Monsacre miss her straight draw on the river, as we headed to heads-up play.
Heads-up lasted only seven hands before Bicknell raised to 40,000 and Haas made the call. Haas checked the flop as Bicknell threw out a continuation bet 50,000. Haas called and checked the turn. Bicknell bet 130,000, before Haas raised to 280,000. Bicknell made the call and the river was dealt on the river. Haas thought for a moment, before moving all in for 627,000 and getting called by Bicknell after she asked for a count.
Bicknell rolled over her which had Haas dominated, after she tabled her . A big hand to finish on, with the kicker proving the difference in the end.
A great result for the Australian (Haas), who walks away with just over $100,000, not bad for her first ever WSOP cash.
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07/01/13 05:34:57 PM PST
Leanne Haas Eliminated in 2nd Place ($107,616)
Hand #118: Kristen Bricknell completed the small blind and Haas checked her option. Haas bet 47,000 on the [ks7h10] flop and Bicknell folded.
Hand #119: Haas raised to 45,000 and Bicknell folded.
Hand #120: Bicknell raised to 40,000 and Haas made the call. Haas checked the flop and Bicknell bet 50,000. Haas called and checked the turn. Bicknell bet 130,000 and Haas raised to 280,000. Bicknell made the call and the river was dealt. Haas moved all in for 627,000 and Bicknell called.
Both players had a pair of kings but the ace kicker of Bicknell played to eliminate Haas in 2nd place.
07/01/13 05:24:52 PM PST
Bicknell Takes Control
Bicknell opened to 40,000 and was called by Haas, as the flop came down . Haas checked to Bicknell, who threw out a continuation bet of 50,000, which was called. The fell on the turn, as both players checked their options. The completed the board, as Haas slid out a bet of 100,000, which was enough to take down the pot.
Haas called the big blind, and Bicknell checked, as the flop came down . Both opted to check their options, as the fell on the turn. Bicknell checked once more, as Haas placed out a bet of 44,000 which was called. The completed the board, as Bicknell checked for the third time, before Haas kept up her aggression, betting out 75,000 in chips. Bicknell thought about her decision for almost a minute, before raising it up to 200,000, which was enough to take down the pot, as Haas mucked her hand shortly after.
Bicknell opened to 40,000, before Haas slid out a raise to 100,000 in chips. Bicknell stared down the raise, before opting to bump it up to 225,000. Haas made the call, as both players saw the flop come down . Haas checked her option, as Bicknell then threw out a continuation bet of 175,000. Haas made the call, as the fell on the turn. Haas quickly checked, as Bicknell went into the tank. She then reached for her chips, before announcing all in. The bet had Haas covered, and she sat motionless, before reaching for her chips, and cutting them out, seeing how much she had in her stack. She then thought about her decision for a few minutes, looking back and forth from the board to her opponent, before eventually mucking her hand, relinquishing the pot to Bicknell.
Haas limped into the pot, and Bicknell checked, as both players saw the flop . They both then checked down the and , before Bicknell rolled over her hand, showing king-high, which was enough to take down the pot.
07/01/13 04:50:09 PM PST
Official Heads-Up Chips Counts
Heading into heads-up play, Kristen Bicknell will have an advantage of just 5,000 in chips over Leanne Haas.
|Kristen Bicknell||1,434,000||156,000 |
|Leanne Haas||1,429,000||0 |07/01/13 04:49:54 PM PST
Julie Monsacre Eliminated in 3rd Place ($67,331)
Hand #111: Leanne Haas received a walk in the big blind.
Hand #112: Kristen Bicknell raised to 40,000 from the button and the blinds folded.
Hand #113: Julie Monsacre moved all in from the small blind and Kristen Bicknell called from the big.
The board ran out and Bicknell wins with a pair of aces, eliminating Julie Monsacre in 3rd place.
|Julie Monsacre||0||-166,000 |07/01/13 04:39:26 PM PST
Three Handed Chip Counts
Play has resumed. Here are the updated chip counts.
|Leanne Haas||1,429,000||979,000 |
|Kristen Bicknell||1,278,000||643,000 |
|Julie Monsacre||166,000||-79,000 |07/01/13 04:38:25 PM PST
Level 23 started
|07/01/13 04:20:25 PM PST
Hand #111 and A Break
Hand #111: Leanne Haas folded on the button, Julie Monsacre moved all in and Kristen Bicknell folded.
With the conclusion of that hand, the ladies are leaving on a 20-minute break. We will see you back here shortly.
07/01/13 04:20:21 PM PST
Shana Matthews Eliminated in 4th Place ($48,871)
Kristen Bicknell opened to 34,000 from the button, which was enough to take down the pot.
Julie Monsacre moved all in from the small blind, which was too much for Shana Matthews, who folded her hand.
Leanne Haas opened to 32,000, which rewarded her with the blinds and antes.
Leanne Haas received a walk, as she took in the small pot.
Shana Matthews opened to 32,000 from under the gun, and was called by Leanne Haas on the small blind. The flop came down , as Haas slid out a bet of 40,000. Matthews made the call, as both players watched the fall on the turn. Haas checked, before Matthews moved all in, which was snap called.
Matthews was unable to find a ten or jack on the river, with the completing the board, as she was eliminated in 4th place, just short of the next break.
07/01/13 04:11:35 PM PST
Walking On The Wild Side
Hand #101: Kristen Bicknell took the first pot after Connie Bruce's elimination.
Hand #102: Leanne Haas completed the small blind and Julie Monsacre moved all in from the big. Haas folded and Monsacre survived another one.
Hand #103: Shana Matthews received a walk in the big blind.
Hand #104: Bicknell received a walk in the big blind.
Hand #105: Haas received a walk in the big blind.
07/01/13 04:09:04 PM PST
Connie Bruce Eliminated in 5th Place ($36,078)
Shana Matthews received the first walk of the final table.
In the 100th hand of the final table, Connie Bruce moved all in for her last 134,000 from the button, and was instantly called by Kristen Bicknell from the big blind.
Bruce was at risk, but found some extra outs, when the flop came down . However, she was unable to improve, as the board ran out the and to see her leave in 5th place.
07/01/13 04:05:15 PM PST
Eleanor Gudger Eliminated in 6th Place ($27,045)
Hand #96: Eleanor Gudger raised to 35,000 and it folded around.
Hand #97: Kristen Bicknell raised to 32,000 and won the blinds and antes.
Hand #98: Leanne Haas raised to 32,000 and Gudger reraised to 100,00. Action folded back to Haas who moved all in. Gudger made the call and the hands were tabled.
Gudger was not happy to see a jack when the flop fell. The turn sealed the deal and the meaningless came to eliminate Gudger in 6th place.
|Eleanor Gudger||0||-320,000 |07/01/13 03:59:27 PM PST
Leanne Haas opened to 32,000 from the button, which was enough to take down the blinds and antes.
Julie Monsacre moved all in from the button, but found no call from the blinds, as she took down the pot.
The action folded around to Connie Bruce, who thought for a moment, before calling the big blind, as Shana Matthews checked her option. The flop came down as Bruce checked over to Matthews, who bet out 20,000. Bruce sat motionless, before opting to fold shortly after.
Leanne Haas opened to 32,000 from under the gun, before Eleanor Gudger moved all in for 256,000. With the option back on Haas, she thought for a moment, before releasing her hand.
Shana Matthews opened to 32,000 from the button, and was called by Leanne Haas on the big blind, before both players saw the flop come down . Both player s checked their options, before doing the same, when the fell on the turn. The completed the board, as Haas threw out a bet of 45,000, which was called.
Shana tabled her cards and won the pot with her ace-high, after Haas showed a king.
07/01/13 03:45:53 PM PST
Playing All In
Hand #86: Eleanor Gudger moved all in from the small blind and Connie Bruce folded from the big.
Hand #87: Julie Monsacre moved all in from the cutoff for her final 124,000 and the button and blinds folded.
Hand #88: Leanne Haas raised to 32,000 and it folded around.
Hand #89: Julie Monsacre moved all in and won the blinds and antes.
Hand #90: Shana Matthews raised to 35,000 and it folded around.
07/01/13 03:41:57 PM PST
Amanda Baker Eliminated in 7th Place ($20,572)
Shana Matthews opened to 35,000 from the button, which was enough to see her take down the blinds and antes.
Shana Matthews opened once again to 35,000 from the cut off, before Leanne Haas raised it up to 75,000 from the big blind. With action back on Matthews, she made the call, as both players saw the flop come down . Haas checked over to Matthews, who bet out 65,000, before Haas quickly came back, announcing all in, which brought a fold moments later.
Kristen Bicknell opened to 32,000, and watched as all her opponents folded their hands.
Kristen Bicknell opened to 32,000, before Amanda Baker moved all in for 273,000. Bicknell asked for a count, before making the call, as both players tabled their cards.
Baker was behind and at risk, until the flop came down , giving her the lead with a pair of tens. Bicknell's rail pleaded for a queen, and that's just what they received, as the dealer rolled over the to give Bicknell back her lead. Baker was unable to find a ten on the river, as the completed the board, seeing her eliminated in 7th place.
07/01/13 03:28:08 PM PST
Bicknell Check-Raises to Success
Hand #77: Amanda Baker raised to 24,000 and Leanne Haas called from the small blind. Both players checked the flop. Leanne led 35,000 on the turn and Baker called. Haas bet 50,000 on the river and Baker made the call. Haas had for king high but Baker took the pot with for a pair of jacks.
Hand #78: Kristen Bicknell raised to 25,000 and she won the blinds and antes.
Level 22 has just begun. The blinds are now 8,000/16,000 with a 2,000 ante.
Hand #79: Matthews raised to 35,000 and it folded around.
Hand #80: Bicknell raised to 32,000 and Matthews made the call from the big blind. Matthews check-folded to Bicknell's bet of 35,000 on the flop.
Hand #81: Connie Bruce raised to 35,000 on the button and Bicknell called from the big. Bicknell checked the flop and Bruce made it 50,000. Bicknell raised to 165,000 and Bruce folded.
07/01/13 03:19:05 PM PST
Level 22 started
|07/01/13 03:17:38 PM PST
Chris Priday Eliminated in 8th Place ($15,858)
The action folded around to Eleanor Gudger, who opened to 25,000 from the button, before finding a call from Chris Priday on the big blind. The flop came down , as Priday opted to bet out 25,000. It didn't take Gudger to long, to raise it up to 70,000, which was enough to take down the pot.
Eleanor Gudger opened to 25,000 once again, but this time found no callers, as she took down the blinds and antes.
The action folded around to Shana Matthews on the small blind, who chose to make the call, as Kristen Bicknell checked her option from the big blind. The flop came down , as Matthews reached for her chips, and put out a bet of 18,000. Bicknell then bumped it up to 45,000, as Matthews thought about her next move. A minute passed, before Matthews slid in a raise to 110,000, which was enough to take down the pot, as Bicknell mucked her hand moments later.
Eleanor Haas opened to 25,000, and watched as the rest of the table folded their hands.
Connie Bruce opened to 35,000, before she was met with an all in for 108,000 from Chris Priday on her left. The action folded back around to Bruce, who paused for just a moment, before making the call.
Priday was in front with her pocket sixes, but that didn't last long, as the flop came down , giving Bruce the lead with an over-pair, and eliminating the possibility of Priday winning with a flush. Drawing to one of the two remaining sixes in the deck, Bruce would find no help, as the board ran out the and to see her eliminated in 8th place.
07/01/13 03:01:33 PM PST
Haas Plays Her Position To Win
Hand #67: Julie Monsacre raised to 25,000 and it folded around.
Hand #68: Shana Matthews raised to 25,000 from the cutoff and the button and blinds folded.
Hand #69: Eleanor Gudger raised to 25,000 from under the gun and it folded around.
Hand #70: Kristen Bicknell raised to 25,000 with Leanne Haas and Julie Monsacre making the call. Monsacre checked the flop, Bicknell continued for 40,000. Haas made the call and Monsacre folded. Bicknell checked the turn to Haas who bet 70,000. Bicknell folded to the pressure and Haas took the pot.
Hand #71: Bicknell raised to 25,000 and it folded around.
07/01/13 02:54:53 PM PST
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