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Learning from the Best: Vanessa Rousso

In my quest to become a better poker player, I have been studying female Team PokerStars Pros and their playing styles to see what I can learn from them. Recently, Vanessa Rousso has captured my interest; with success in so many areas of her life, I think there is a lot to learn from her. Rousso is quirky and fun, not to mention a talented poker player. I also admire her for her work in the women's poker community, running and teaching boot camps specifically catered to women poker players....more

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Spotlight on PS Women: Nilda Cerna's life lessons from poker

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The beginning of the year seems likes a good time to talk a little about some of the contributors at PokerStars Women, so I took the opportunity to chat with Nilda Cerna of our Spanish and Latin American blogs. Nilda has been writing for PokerStars Women for more than two...more

Katie's anatomy of a Sunday grind: January 19

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What if I could offer you a magic pill that would give you the ability to rid yourself of all distractions while playing poker? Like Neo in "The Matrix," I took that pill for the first time on Sunday, and fortunately, the pill didn't involve swallowing bizarre chemical substances. The...more

Niniko68 notches Women's Sunday win

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Have you heard about the relaunch of the PokerStars Women's Club? On Monday, the Club began offering more cash prizes, tournaments, and lower buy-ins. It's the perfect time to get acquainted with other women in the PokerStars community for weekly guarantees and good times! And today is the last of...more

What did she say? Play PS Women's Club caption competition

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Last week, we announced the relaunch of the PokerStars Women's Club. It was a happy day. Women were glad for the additional cash prizes offered in the Sunday freerolls, as well as the lower buy-ins and cheap 30-day tickets for Diamond players. This weekend, we celebrate with a caption competition...more

My PCA Main Event: Count his stack first

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There were just a handful of tables left in the $10K PCA Main Event, the highest buy-in tournament I'd ever played. "Why don't we both look away and figure out who wins by the table's reaction?" Vanessa Selbst suggested. I was all-in against Vanessa's pocket sevens with K♣T♣ on a...more

Putting in your 22 cents worth for TCOOP


What can you get for 22 cents and two hours of your time these days? You could play really tight in a penny-ante game, and paying only the blinds, you might make it for two hours. You would have to get lucky and have everyone fold to your big blind...more

Take a fresh look at the PokerStars Women's Club!

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A little more than one year ago, PokerStars Women introduced a way to invite more women into the game of poker. It would cost little to no money, and tournaments resulted in prizes each and every week. It was the PokerStars Women's Club, and every female on PokerStars was welcome....more

Women's Sunday victory for iskweewQQ of Canada

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Now that 2014 is in full swing and the PCA is coming to the end of its tenth anniversary festival in the Bahamas, it's time to focus on some of the big opportunities for women this year. The player's choice PS Women Live satellites are back to round out the...more

Rail the Chick in the PCA Women's Event

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It's not often that I use the word "chick" to describe a woman. People who know me recognize that I would likely cringe at it. But when it references the incredible person I know as "Talonchick" in poker, it changes the entire meaning. Adrienne "Talonchick" Rowsome is playing in the...more

The return of PS Women Live EPT satellites

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For the last few months, PS Women Live focused solely on giving female PokerStars players the chance to win their way to the Bahamas. It was the 10th Anniversary of the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure and all. And more than a few women are headed there now, courtesy of the daily...more

Ladies only: Are women's events good for poker?

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The question arises often and has been discussed more than a few times in poker media. Are women-only tournaments good for poker? With a focus on that topic, the PokerStars.TV videographers at EPT Prague took a look at the Women's Event and gave many poker players the chance to speak...more

The misclick resolutions

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If you enjoy playing online poker like me on a regular basis, you've probably also already discovered the dark side of using a computer. The worst thing that can happen when I play online poker is, without any doubts, misclicking. Misclicking is something that doesn't happen often when you play...more

Lucky 7s coming up in 2014

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Let me start off with a disclaimer so as not to offend anyone who might take what I say here with anything resembling a serious analysis. What I know about numerology is limited to what I read in the newspapers and magazines for the most part. If it's good news,...more

Year-ending win for MirKriSAN in Women's Sunday

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It's almost the end of 2013, and women lined up at the virtual tables to play in the Women's Sunday. It is one thing to put "win a Women's Sunday" on your 2014 resolution list, but it's another to win the final one of 2013! Before the New Year's parties...more

Holiday wishes granted, Team Pro identities revealed

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Many of us at PokerStars Women have been enjoying a little time off for the holidays, but the elves are still hard at work in the Isle of Man. (Even the elves need time away from the North Pole. It's freezing up there!) They have gathered the #PSWishes from the...more

Get the flush out: Straight up Pineapple

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If I bust early from my first PCA Main, I already have plans to console myself with a sugary pineapple cocktail. Pineapple is the high variance cousin of Open Face Chinese poker, where meekness is harshly punished and heuristics of regular OFC go out the window. It's just like regular...more

Six ways poker is like Christmas

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The festive period runs the risk of turning into a wasteland of excess. However, I believe us poker players are better equipped to deal with the dizzying indulgence than most. "How," you may ask, "can poker be related to the wholesome family fun of the holidays?" But hear me out....more

Katie's Anatomy of a Sunday Grind: December 15

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Saturday's weather reminded me a lot of my college Spanish textbook--"Sol y Viento"--where the beautiful Mexican sun was interrupted by loud gusts of wind. I even resorted to playing with headphones, because a super windy day on the top level of a high-rise up made me feel like Dorothy before...more

PokerStars Women wants to grant holiday wishes

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None of us at PokerStars Women pretends to be Santa... or even Mrs. Claus or Mrs. Kringle for that matter. However, we have some holiday spirit bottled up at the office (no, it's not liquor!), and we'd like to share what we can. Is there a tournament that you've been...more

Christmas jumpers and PokerStars holiday fun

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PokerStars has an eye for tradition, for noting and repeating activities people enjoy. There's the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure every January, hand milestones whenever a significant number shows up, and you could even say there's the weekly tradition of the Sunday Million. There are traditions for the festive season, too, like...more