Fatima Moreira de Melo: "The girls are here" for Women's Sunday
On any given Sunday, the Women's Sunday attracts several hundred women who play the unique tournament for a variety of reasons. It's the highest buy-in women-only tournament available in the online poker world, and it offers a competitive yet fun playing environment.
Team PokerStars players like SportStar Fatima Moreira de Melo are not immune. There are often one or more female Team Pros in the field, each with a $50 bounty on their heads, which Fatima says makes it tougher for them to play but challenging as well.
"All the girls are here," says Fatima about the Women's Sunday. As many women have said about the tournament, she also feels comfortable in the event and looks forward to getting together with the girls for some great Sunday poker. "I always feel more cheery when I'm playing the Women's Sunday."
She adds, "It's always fun to see new women at the table. It's nice and enlightening to see that women are more motivated and more skilled at the game."
Check out this special video, in which Fatima talks about learning to keep emotions from interfering with her play, instead growing into a more instinctive and rational player over time:
Fatima acknowledges that a $55 buy-in for the Women's Sunday can be steep for players who don't have the bankroll, but she mentions that there are many ways to qualify.
Every Saturday, there is a freeroll with $1 rebuys, and there are $2.20 rebuy satellites twice daily on Wednesday through Sunday. And of course, there are also $5.50 and $11 satellites from Wednesday through Sunday as well, with smaller qualifiers held to offer entries into those events. Chances abound all week to get your seat into the Women's Sunday with its $10K guarantee.
Everything you need to know is on the Women's Sunday home page. We'd love to see you there!
Jennifer Newell is a PokerStars freelance contributor.