Event 15 - Gromenkova Wins!
Svetlana Gromenkova has won the $1,000 Ladies No Limit Hold'em World Championship. The dour New Yorker, clearly the class of the tournament, has defeated Anh Lee in heads-up play to claim the title and $224,702 in spending money.
Here's how Gromenkova won the title:
Gromenkova entered heads-up play with the chip lead and got Lee to commit her stack with the worst hand, holding A♥ K♣ to Lee's A♦ 5♦. The flop came 7♥ 5♣ 2♣ and Gromenkova looked visibly upset as her rival flopped a pair of fives. The board finished out 2♦ 9♠ and Lee doubled through Gromenkova.
Gromenkova Regains The Lead
Gromenkova then retook the chip lead with a number of timely all-in reraises and steals to take chips from her opponent without showing down a hand.
Eventually, though, something had to give and after Gromenkova put Lee all-in once again preflop, Lee called off her stack with A♦ 6♥ to find herself up against a pocket pair of kings from Gromenkova.
The flop came T♥ 8♠ 7♣ and Lee flopped a gutshot straight draw to go with her overcard, but the K♦ on the turn gave Gromenkova the set and removed all of Lee's outs but the four eights in the deck.
The river card was the A♠ and Lee missed her draw, giving the pot and the match to Gromenkova, who takes down her first WSOP bracelet with the victory. Lee takes $144,567 for her second runner-up finish in a WSOP Ladies event (her first was to Jennifer Tilly in 2005).
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