As reported by our Italian colleagues Erika and Elena:
After a long wait we finally have a winner in the 2018 PLON BoM Ladies Event: Madara Sviska!
Madara brings home the final prize of the cash (€2.5k), a shimmering Tiffany bracelet, a crystal trophy and the prestige of being a champion at the Battle of Malta 2018.
This final table could be renamed “The Blond Table” as most of the ladies were fair haired. From the 20th level onwards (after more than nine hours of play), the funny and convivial atmosphere with friendly chatter and selfies galore, had definitively gone.
The 10 women who contested the final table were:
Debora Elisabeth Harestad
Victoria “Mad” Harper
888poker pro Marquez was of course the biggest name with other stars like Giada Fang and Lena Evans busting before the bubble.
The first to leave the final was Mad Harper, eliminated by Norwegian Debora Elisabeth Harestad — chip leader for almost half the table until she was caught by Marquez. The Spanish ace, in fact, went on to bust Harestad in Level 23.
At Level 25 Siri Saar was busted by Madara, who took over the chip lead. Heads-up it was Madara and Marquez who battled it out until Marquez went all-in with A♣ J♣.
Madara had A♦ Q♦. On a board of 4♥ 3♠ J♥ K♠ 4♦, Madara Sviska became the 2018 Ladies Event winner!
Said the dealers who served the Ladies Event:
“Working with women is always pleasant because there is always less tension at the tables than in mixed tournaments. Even if Italian women are the happiest and most relaxed, it must be said that foreigners have had fun too. Naturally, everything changed at the final table.”