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Thursday, March 3, 2011

Chess & Poker: IM Almira Skripchenko runners-up at WPT Celeb Event

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She knows her mind: Chess & Poker

Hi everyone,

This chess master has become a permanent link between chess and poker. IM Almira Skripchenko is the runners-up in Hand #102 with Davidi Kitai winning the WPT Celebrity Invitational! ($100,000),

Here is how the final calls were played.

Level 30: 60,000-120,000, 20,000 ante
Kitai moves all in, and Skripchenko calls with A2. Kitai turns over Q3, and Skripchenko is a slight favorite to double up here.

The board comes AJ3QK -- Skripchenko flops a pair of aces, but Kitai turns two pair, queens and threes to win the hand -- and the tournament.
These were the final standings

1st: Davidi Kitai - $100,000
2nd: Almira Skripchenko - $50,000
3rd: Dan Heimiller - $20,000
4th: George Rechnitzer - $15,000
5th: Damon Schramm - $10,000
6th: Dinara Khaziyeva - $5,000

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