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Darya Undone by Bitches

Posted by David Cowell on June 28, 2011 at 12:26 BST

Darya HulykAs far as British interest went in the $1,500 NLHE Championship (Event 43), the last “man” standing was attractive female UK poker player Darya Hulyk. Darya, a student at the London City University and boyfriend of WSOP bracelet winner (Event 26) Oleksii Kovalchuk, had experienced a topsy-turvy first two days of the event but, as Day 3 began, it looked as if she was heading towards the top of the leaderboard.

Within the first few hands Darya had doubled up through Andreas Adolfsson and, although losing a big pot to Sherif El Messiri, quickly doubled up again against Jacob Naquin. She then doubled up again against Tripp Kirk and once more against Nicolas Chouity – a series of victories which saw her in fourth place as the event reached the final two tables.

Unfortunately Darya´s luck run out with a double whammy against Jacob Naquin – first mucking a hand on the river against Naquin for a big loss, and then seeing Naquin´s AK connect on the flop to bust her pair of queens (that is why the hand is called “bitches” Darya!). An overall fantastic effort saw Darya finish in fourteenth of a 2,857 strong field and collect $30,431 in prize money.

The eventual winner is yet to be decided as American Nachman Berlin and Brazilian Andre Akkari dual out the Heads Up into a fourth day. The New Yorker holds a good advantage in chips over the man from Sau Paulo, but Akkari is enjoying fantastic support from the rail, and has made some solid decisions in the hour of Heads Up played last night. It could be Carnivale time come tomorrow!