Big news and big scores in October for PokerStars Women

Thumbnail image for PS Women logo.jpgOctober has been a very busy month for PokerStars Women and a month that saw some big wins for women in the game. The month started off with the PokerStars Women Live event in London where we saw 52 women compete for a prize pool of £25,220. The event was hotly contested and saw play continue until 4:30 in the morning, with satellite qualifier Jan Combes finally walking away with the first place prize and a cash of £8,700. A couple of weeks later it was off to Macau for the MPCC and the women's event there. The tournament was won by Emi Hibuse of Japan, for a first place win of $9,846.

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Jan Combes with her son Charlie

And then there was the biggest Women's Sunday ever on October 16. The Sunday Special Edition had a 15K guarantee and double bounties on each of the Team PokerStars Pro players. The tournament drew 463 participants and awarded a prize pool of $23,150.00 to the top 72. And in an announcement that brought even more focus on the tournament, starting this Sunday, October 23, PokerStars has decided to raise the Women's Sunday guarantee to $10,000.

Finally, the latest announcement from PokerStars that is bound to generate excitement for all the players is the much anticipated PokerStars Women Live satellite tournaments for the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure in January. The satellites run daily for as little as $1.10 and can win players the trip of a lifetime to the PCA at the Atlantis Hotel in the Bahamas. The event takes place January 12-14 and the package includes the $1,100 tournament buy-in, three nights hotel, and $1,000 in travel expenses.

The month is not over yet and there is sure to be more excitement as October winds down. Play the satellites now so you can get your PCA package wrapped up for January and start dreaming about those white sand beaches . And while you're at it, register now for the even bigger and better Women's Sunday tournaments.

For more information go to PokerStars Women Live events page, or the Women's Sunday page.

Rebekah Mercer
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