Last week, PokerStars mentioned that there were going to be some FPP qualifiers added to give women more chances to qualify for $55 seats in the Women's Sunday event. Evidently, when we said "some," we meant "many." The qualifiers scattered in pink lettering this morning in the satellite listings were all over the place!
(For those unfamiliar, FPPs are Frequent Player Points that are accumulated through regular cash game and tournament action on PokerStars. And satellites sometimes only require a buy-in of those points in order to qualify for seats in tournaments, allowing players to save their actual cash bankrolls and use those points for entries instead.)
There were 500 FPP turbo qualifiers set up for Friday, June 10; Saturday, June 11; and today. But the tournament organizers decided to add numerous other qualifiers this morning, some for 700 FPPs and others for the planned 500 FPPs. Since many players were not expecting so many of those opportunities this morning, some of the qualifiers were cancelled due to insufficient turnout, but others went on as planned, and many players turned their points into $55 seats.
So this is fair warning. Accumulate those points during the week, and be on the lookout for more FPP qualifiers next weekend!
Speaking of the Women's Sunday, this week's final numbers came in as follows:
Total players: 190
Prize pool: $9,500.00
Paid finishers: 27
As the second hour played on, nearly half the field had been eliminated, though action slowed a bit with the money bubble as something to strive for.
Along the way, one of the members of Team PokerStars, Katja Thater of Germany, played along with a $50 bounty on her head for any player who was able to knock her out of the tournament. And just as she changed tables about one hour and 45 minutes into the game, she lost her short stack and busted in 55th place.
MASSIEL of Mexico became this week's Women's Sunday champion and received $2,042.50 for the victory. Congratulations!
Women's Sunday Results for 06/12/11:
1st place: MASSIEL ($2,042.50)
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2nd place: MRS-SIMS-OK ($1,472.50)
3rd place: fatma&hakan ($1,116.25)
4th place: Sw33ty-D ($831.25)
5th place: LEeSandra ($570.00)
6th place: Big P0CKET$ ($475.00)
7th place: paminacan ($380.00)
8th place: cep27 ($285.00)
9th place: Kogle380 ($190.00)