Event #51: $10,000 Ladies No-Limit Hold'em Championship

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Level 23
Blinds 10,000 / 20,000
Ante 3,000

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Event #51: $10,000 Ladies No-Limit Hold'em Championship
Day 3 completed

Kristen Bicknell Wins Event #51 and her First WSOP Bracelet ($173,922)

• Level 23: 10,000-20,000, 3,000 ante
2013 WSOP Ladies Event Gold Bracelet Winner Kristen Bicknell
2013 WSOP Ladies Event Gold Bracelet Winner Kristen Bicknell

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 {6-Clubs}{6-Hearts} was out flopped by Chris Priday's {A-Diamonds}{k-Hearts}. 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 {k-Hearts}{9-Spades} against Kristen Bicknell's {a-Clubs}{5-Spades}. The board ran out {a-Spades}{2-Clubs}{10-Spades}{j-Clubs}{3-Spades}, 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 {3-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{k-Hearts} flop as Bicknell threw out a continuation bet 50,000. Haas called and checked the {j-Clubs} turn. Bicknell bet 130,000, before Haas raised to 280,000. Bicknell made the call and the {7-Hearts} 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 {a-Clubs}{k-Clubs} which had Haas dominated, after she tabled her {k-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}. 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.

PlaceName Prize Money
1Kristen Bicknell$173,922
2Leanne Haas$107,616
3Julie Monsacre$67,331
4Shana Matthews$48,871
5Connie Bruce$36,078
6Eleanor Gudger$27,045
7Amanda Baker$20,572
8Chris Priday$15,858
9Cindy Kerslake$12,389

That concludes our coverage of Event #51. Be sure to keep your browsers locked to PokerNews.com for the rest of the 2013 WSOP and beyond.

Leanne Haas Eliminated in 2nd Place ($107,616)

• Level 23: 10,000-20,000, 3,000 ante
Leanne Haas
Leanne Haas

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 {3-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{k-Hearts} flop and Bicknell bet 50,000. Haas called and checked the {j-Clubs} turn. Bicknell bet 130,000 and Haas raised to 280,000. Bicknell made the call and the {7-Hearts} river was dealt. Haas moved all in for 627,000 and Bicknell called.

Bicknell: {A-Clubs}{k-Clubs}
Haas: {k-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}

Both players had a pair of kings but the ace kicker of Bicknell played to eliminate Haas in 2nd place.

Tags: Kristen BicknellLeanne Haas

Bicknell Takes Control

• Level 23: 10,000-20,000, 3,000 ante

Hand #114

Bicknell opened to 40,000 and was called by Haas, as the flop came down {q-Clubs}{6-Hearts}{6-Clubs}. Haas checked to Bicknell, who threw out a continuation bet of 50,000, which was called. The {5-Spades} fell on the turn, as both players checked their options. The {9-Spades} completed the board, as Haas slid out a bet of 100,000, which was enough to take down the pot.

Hand #115

Haas called the big blind, and Bicknell checked, as the flop came down {9-Spades}{8-Diamonds}{3-Spades}. Both opted to check their options, as the {8-Spades} fell on the turn. Bicknell checked once more, as Haas placed out a bet of 44,000 which was called. The {3-Clubs} 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.

Hand #116

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 {k-Hearts}{j-Hearts}{a-Diamonds}. Haas checked her option, as Bicknell then threw out a continuation bet of 175,000. Haas made the call, as the {8-Spades} 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.

Hand #117

Haas limped into the pot, and Bicknell checked, as both players saw the flop {q-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}. They both then checked down the {5-Diamonds} and {2-Spades}, before Bicknell rolled over her hand, showing king-high, which was enough to take down the pot.

Tags: Kristen BicknellLeanne Haas

Julie Monsacre Eliminated in 3rd Place ($67,331)

• Level 23: 10,000-20,000, 3,000 ante
Julie Monsacre
Julie Monsacre

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.

Monsacre: {k-Hearts}{9-Spades}
Bicknell: {a-Clubs}{5-Spades}

The board ran out {a-Spades}{2-Clubs}{10-Spades}{j-Clubs}{3-Spades} and Bicknell wins with a pair of aces, eliminating Julie Monsacre in 3rd place.

Julie Monsacre FR Busted

Tags: Julie MonsacreKristen BicknellLeanne Haas

Level:
23
Blinds:
10,000/20,000
Ante:
3,000

Shana Matthews Eliminated in 4th Place ($48,871)

• Level 22: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante
Shana Matthews
Shana Matthews

Hand #106

Kristen Bicknell opened to 34,000 from the button, which was enough to take down the pot.

Hand #107

Julie Monsacre moved all in from the small blind, which was too much for Shana Matthews, who folded her hand.

Hand #108

Leanne Haas opened to 32,000, which rewarded her with the blinds and antes.

Hand #109

Leanne Haas received a walk, as she took in the small pot.

Hand #110

Shana Matthews opened to 32,000 from under the gun, and was called by Leanne Haas on the small blind. The flop came down {9-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}{q-Hearts}, as Haas slid out a bet of 40,000. Matthews made the call, as both players watched the {8-Spades} fall on the turn. Haas checked, before Matthews moved all in, which was snap called.

Matthews: {10-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}
Haas: {k-Hearts}{k-Clubs}

Matthews was unable to find a ten or jack on the river, with the {2-Clubs} completing the board, as she was eliminated in 4th place, just short of the next break.

Tags: Julie MonsacreKristen BicknellLeanne HaasShana Matthews