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Poker Powher has announced a partnership with World College Poker (WCP) to hold a free-to-play global women’s online poker tournament in honour of Women’s History Month.
The tournament, which is open to all women over the age of 18, will be held on PokerStars on March 27, 2021, with the top nine players progressing to the final table to compete for a number of prizes.
PLOQuickPro.com has donated a vacation package to Cancun, as well as one-on-one tutorials with top poker pros Jonathan Little of PokerCoaching.com and World College Poker’s head coach Alex Fitzgerald. Poker Powher has also donated a ladies-only poker night.
Empowering women in poker
PokerStars’ associate director of consumer engagement and public relations, Rebecca McAdam Willetts, explained: “We are very passionate about empowering women in poker and bringing more women to the game, so we are excited to host this one-of-a-kind tournament on PokerStars.net and help pave the way for more women to get involved in the game.
“We have held numerous activities to shine a spotlight and celebrate our female community over the years including the launch of ‘Our Voices’ earlier this month, a female insights community for all women in poker to engage in discussion and give us feedback to help ensure the game is as inclusive and engaging as possible for every player.
“We know there’s an amazing community of women who love poker and we look forward to seeing everyone battling at the tables in conjunction with Poker Powher and World College Poker.”
Live on YouTube
The tournament will be shown live on YouTube, with poker pros including Melanie Weisner and Xuan Liu providing commentary. To train players for the tournament, Poker Powher and World College Poker will host a poker 101 webinar on the latter’s YouTube page.
Erin Lydon, managing director and general manager of Poker Powher said: “Poker Powher is committed to helping women stack their skills through teaching and practicing the game of poker.
“This tournament will bring leading female poker pros and teachers to the table to inspire women everywhere to play this game-changing card game.”
Craig Tapscott, co-founder of WCP, added: “World College Poker is thrilled to work with Poker Powher to expand their reach globally with the upcoming tourney in honour of Women’s History Month. Together, we can flip the table on this male-dominated game and inspire dedicated female players to leave their mark.”