Lynn Gilmartin Wins 2015 EPT Barcelona Women's Event

Lynn Gilmartin Wins 2015 EPT Barcelona Women's EventThis year’s EPT Barcelona Women’s Event had to be extended after 148 ladies entered the tournament, 45% more than the 102 who played in 2014. After breaking at 5am with seven players left, Day 2 then saw the final table action resume, with none other than World Poker Tour hostess Lynn Gilmartin scooping the title, as well as its €5,890 ($6,649) first place prize. Commenting later on her impressive victory, Gilmartin said:
“It’s so satisfying, I’m elated to have won. Life’s good! My boyfriend is playing the Main Event and so I came along with him and as a rare treat I’m actually here as a player and not working, so I thought I’d play the ladies event and here I am. I can’t believe I’ve won it.”
The €220 Women’s Event was held at the Casino Barcelona and created a prize pool worth €23,677. Good fortune seemed to shine on Gilmartin throughout the event, and at one stage she managed to make her first ever royal flush. Even better, she got paid on the hand, and as she explains, “it was spades so it was the ultimate!”
After reaching the final table, Lynn Gilmartin subsequently progressed all the way through to heads-up play where she faced fellow Australian Heather Dorazio for the title. Eventually, a deal was then struck in which Dorazio accepted a runner-up finish worth just €200 less than that of the winner, while Gilmartin locked up €5,890, and took away the trophy.
“The competition was tough, especially at the last three tables, as there were some really great players,” explained the 30 year-old Aussie anchorwoman. “I made some great friends and had a good time.. I think ladies events are great, they’re fun and I enjoy playing them.”
Final Table Results:
1 Lynn Gilmartin €5,890*
2 Heather Dorazio €5,690*
3 Angela Del Re €3,100
4 Carolin Spath €2,550
5 Hiromi Miyakawa €2,052
6 Yan Li €1,610
7 Tone Marthinsen €1,205
8 Laia Huet €890
9 Pei Yu Lai €690

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