PS Women Live wants to send ladies to Monte Carlo

I'd like to see a show of hands. Who would like to receive a €2,300 prize package to go to the EPT Monte Carlo and play in the Women's Event? Maybe the better question is this... Does anyone NOT want to go to Monaco?

First of all, it's Monte Carlo. This picture is only one of many stunning images from last year's European Poker Tour stop there.

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And that doesn't even begin to capture the glitz and glamour of the actual location of the EPT, which is the Monte Carlo Casino. The scenery around it is beautiful, the building itself is amazing, but even better is the PokerStars set-up inside that presents the opportunity for Season 9 EPT glory. Poker tables everywhere, lights and cameras to capture the action, players and reporters bustling through the tournament room and hallways, and the ever-present sound of poker chips being counted and stacked.

That brings me to the second point. It's the Women's Event at the EPT Grand Final. It's a sought-after title for women in poker, and the engraved trophy is a commemoration of the event. Oh, and there's cash to be won as well.

Last year's event found a familiar face in the winner's circle. Leo Margets, now a Team PokerStars Pro, won €16,850 for defeating Vicky Coren heads-up to become the champion.

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So, here's the deal. Daily qualifiers are running now. They include these daily options:

• €2.20 Turbo Round 1 qualifier (13:00 & 18:00 ET)
• €22 Round 2 qualifier, 1 seat to Sunday final guaranteed (14:00 & 19:00 ET)

The Sunday options include:

• €22 Round 2 qualifier, 1 seat to Sunday final guaranteed (12:00 & 12:30 ET)
• €7.14 + Rebuy Hyper-Turbo Round 2 qualifier, 1 seat to Sunday final guaranteed (13:00 & 13:15 ET)
• €44.88 Hyper-Turbo Round 2 qualifier, 1 seat to Sunday final guaranteed (13:30 & 13:45 ET)

It all leads to the Sunday PS Women Live EPT Grand Final satellite:

• €215 Weekly Final, 1 €2,300 prize package guaranteed (14:00 ET)

All of the tournaments can be found under the "Events" tab in the main PokerStars lobby and by then clicking on "EPT." The women's tournaments are listed with the word "women" in pink.

Each weekend in April, one woman will walk away with a prize package that includes €1,100 for the PS Women Live tournament in Monte Carlo, three nights' hotel accommodations from May 10 to May 13, and €405 for travel expenses. She will also receive a coveted invitation for two to the May 12 PokerStars party. (Those have been known to be quite epic.)

So, are you ready? Get in on the qualifiers today and win your way to Monaco and the EPT Grand Final. We'd love to see you there!

Check our PS Women Live page for updates coming soon.

Click here for the entire EPT Grand Final schedule and other information for your trip.

Jennifer Newell is a PokerStars freelance contributor.

Jen Newell
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