Sofia Lövgren is the last woman standing at this Battle of Malta Main Event but her journey unfortunately ends in 19th.
First, she lost a huge chunk of her stack.
She opened from early position to 250k and on the small blind Gill Denino called.
Flop: T♣ 8♥ 5♠ (700k in the middle)
Denino checked, Lövgren bet 350k and Denino called.
Turn: 7♦ (1.4m)
Now Denino woke up and bet 450k. Lövgren called.
With 4 to a straight on the board Denino kept firing, this time 900k. Lövgren took some time to think about the hand, but eventually folded.
She was down to just 1.5m – only a couple of big blinds.
With her back against the wall Sofia then found 9♠ 8♠ and moved all-in with it.
Behind her Andrew Hills called with A♠ Q♥. The board was favorable for Sofia up until the turn (9♥ 7♥ 6♦ 7♦)
But the river fell A♣, giving Hills the better pair and sending Sofia out in 19th place.
“Well,” Sofia said. “That sucks.”
We couldn’t have said it better. We’ll miss you, Sofia. But you represented 888poker like a champ!