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Kristina Lehtimäki Wins the 2015 PCA Women's Event
There is a great debate about whether ladies only events are good for the game or not. Some debate that they help to bring women into the game, while others — like poker pro Maria Ho — think that women would be playing anyway, and ladies events take away from the diversity of the field in other events.
Whether you like ladies only events or not, they are here to stay. Last week, Finland's Kristina Lehtimäki won the $600 buy-in PCA Women's Event for $8,902. Although the field size was only 54 players, it wasn't a soft field with Team PokerStars SportStar Fatima de Melo, Canadian Team Online's Adrienne 'talonchick' Rowsome and Katerina 'Katerina289' Malasidou, and Sara Chafak.
The PokerStars blog titled PCA 2015: Women's Event champion Kristina Lehtimäki is 1-for-1 not only talks about how Kristina is 1-for-1 in poker tournaments lifetime at the PCA, but also is 1-for-1 in tournaments outside her native country of Finland.
Head to the PokerStars blog to read more about Kristina Lehtimäki's day in the sun in the PCA Women's Event.
Ben Jenkins Analyzes a No-Limit Hold'em Hand
Poker site blogs are often full of posts about news, gossip, and promotions. Hidden in between all these goodies, there are often strategy posts as well, which just about any type of poker player can benefit reading about.
In the Full Tilt blog titled No-Limit Hand Analysis in the Big Blind, Ben Jenkins runs through a no-limit hold'em hand he recently played during the MiniFTOPS $22 Turbo Rush event where he was holding Q-7 in the big blind deep-stacked in a multi-way pot.
Jenkins shares his thoughts and analysis on the entire hand, including after he nails two-pair on the turn.
Read more on the Full Tilt blog about how Ben Jenkins breaks down a recent hand he played.
Going Back in Time to October 2010
Poker writer Lee Davy heads back to October 2010 to see how the top 10 back then are faring today in the partypoker blog titled A Blast From the Past: Poker in 2010.
Davy first breaks down the 2010 kings of live poker including Phil Hellmuth, Daniel Negreanu, Phil Ivey, John Juanda, and Erik Seidel, and those on the top of the PocketFives worldwide and country online poker rankings including Chris Oliver, Mickey Peterson, Chris Moorman, Yorane Kerignard, and Mike Telker.
Head to the partypoker blog to go back in time to October 2010.