Saturday, February 5, 2011

Event 26: Unlucky 11

$200 + $30 No Limit Hold'em (1 Re-entry)

Jacks Jolt Joanne Again

For the second straight night, Joanne Leban (New York, NY) is not only the last woman standing, but she's also the final table bubble with back-to-back 11th place finishes.

"This is unbelievable, what do I have to do (to catch a break)," says Leban. "At least I gave my chips to James, " referring to James Boyle, who's one of the chip leaders heading to the final table with 400k.

Adding insult to injury, Leban's undoing in both tournaments is pocket jacks. Thursday night she lost with pocket jacks, while in this event she has A♣ Q♣ but loses her last 90k when Boyle wins the hand with JJ.

Leban earns $598 for her 11th place finish.