Women’s Poker Club announce dates for inaugural tournament
By abigail
The Women’s Poker Club have announced their first land based tournament to be held in Las Vegas from the 9th to the 11th September. The event will be an all female poker tournament to be held at Binion’s Horseshoe and hosted by two leading figures in the world of poker, Lou Krieger who wrote the books “Hold’em Excellence” and “Poker for Dummies”, and Barbara Enright, a member of the Women’s Poker Club who is also the first woman to make the final table at a World Series of Poker tournament.

On the Friday, 10th September two smaller tournaments will be held, with the maion tournament to be played on the Saturday, 11th September. The buy in for the main tournament is US$125, with a prize pool of US$10,000. Online satellite tournaments are being held through the site RoyalVegasPoker.com, with the opportunity to win a place in the tournament being the prize of offer for winners.

The Women’s Poker Club currently has 700 members, and was formed with the aim of providing a non-threatening yet competitive environment in which women could learn and play the game. Maryann Morrison, the President of the Women’s Poker Club made the following comments regarding the purpose of her organisation’s tournaments: “Many men seem to feel that women are easy targets at the poker table, our WPC tournaments have proven tougher competition than most mixed events I have ever participated in. Women are outstanding contenders in this sport.”

Morrison then went on to describe the event that is being planned, what will take place and what players can expect to get out of attending the tournament: “It will be an exhilarating three days, with optional poker classes and social events built into the tournament agenda. For some of the women, the WPC Vegas Showdown will be their first major brick and mortar tournament. The members know each other from playing online and sharing strategy in our forum. The WPC Vegas Showdown will give them a chance to meet and compete face to face. This is the next step in encouraging more women to be immersed in poker and leveling the playing field.”

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