$1,100 PCA National

Konnikova's First Attempt Comes Up Short

KaleGozer • Level 14: 1,500-3,000, 3,000 ante
Maria Konnikova

Defending champion and PokerStars Ambassador Maria Konnikova's first attempt at a title defence came to an in the 14th level of Day 1a. Konnikova was down to fewer than 10 big blinds and shoved it in on the button. Roman Wieczorek looked her up from the small blind.

Maria Konnikova: {2-Clubs}{2-Spades}
Roman Wieczorek: {A-Spades}{J-Hearts}

The {Q-Clubs}{5-Clubs}{2-Diamonds} flop was as perfect as they'd come for Konnikova, who took a commanding lead with a set.

"You've got it," Wieczorek assured her

He spoke to soo, though, as the {4-Spades} turn and {3-Spades} river improved him to an improbable wheel to knock out Konnikova.

"What a jinx!" she laughed, and Wieczorek let out an apologetic smile. Konnikova quickly headed over to Day 1b for a second shot.

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