PokerStars Women Quiz - We have a winner!

Over 1,000 women entered the PokerStars Women quiz; the competition was offered via PokerStars Women's Facebook page and challenged players to answer five poker questions for a score based on accuracy and speedy answering.

The 100 highest scores were placed in a giant hat (or computer equivalent), and a random winner was drawn.

And the winner was (drum roll please!) Dutchess06. Marijke 'Dutchess06' de Vrieze's prize is a £1,100 package to play an EPT Women's Event.

Marijke said, "I've always loved quizzes, and I didn't even realise whilst playing I could win an EPT Woman's Event ticket! Unfortunately, I can't play the EPT London event due to a wedding, but I'll try to play the next EPT Woman's Event. Thank you, PokerStars!"

Marijke's quiz score was boosted by her typing skills. She said, "I suspected I was among the fastest because I knew all the answers, and I can type pretty quickly. Poker is a big part of my life, so fortunately, I knew the answers straight away."

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It turns out Marijke is pretty nifty at playing tournament poker as well as answering questions about it. She is a regular in PokerStars Women's Sunday and a repeat winner of our Sunday tournament.

"I was lucky enough to have won the Woman's Sunday three times over the past few years! I remember the first time I won; there were only about 35 players. I'm really happy to see so many more women playing these days! I always try to include the women's tournaments in my regular tournament schedule. Most women actually want to improve their game, and I love that kind of atmosphere at the table."

It seems the win will encourage Marijke to try to convert her online success to a live victory. She said, "This win is the push I needed toward playing live tournaments, so thank you! I'm really happy with the quiz win, but winning an actual tournament is still a 100 times better because there's no better feeling than playing a tournament well and taking it down!"

Congratulations to Marijke for her quiz success. We hope she converts her prize into an EPT win.

Follow PokerStars Women on Facebook, as we'll be offering more prize winning opportunities in the coming months.

Joanne Bartley
@PokerStars in PS Women