Special Women's Sunday This Weekend!
Mark your calendar, if you still have one. Program it in your smartphone. Tie a string around your finger. Just make sure you play the Women's Sunday Team Pro Special this Sunday, June 8, at 14:30 ET!
The Women's Sunday wants to celebrate the female members of Team PokerStars Pro by hosting a special tournament. The prizes - in addition to cash - range from autographed books and t-shirts to special gifts from the pros.
This is a celebration of the great successes of women in the game of poker, the latest of which include Vicky Coren-Mitchell's historic EPT Sanremo victory in Italy and Vanessa Selbst's third World Series victory in Las Vegas.
This June 8 Women's Sunday features a whopping $30K guarantee, as well as $100 bounties on the Team Pros in the field. And those special prizes I mentioned?
All final table players will receive an autographed copy of Vicky Coren-Mitchell's book, For Richer, For Poorer: A Love Affair with Poker.
1st place: PokerStars chip set signed by Liv Boeree
2nd place: Swarovski picture frame signed by Liv Boeree
3rd place: Swarovski card holder signed by Liv Boeree
4th place: Special t-shirt designed and signed by Fatima Moreira de Melo
5th place: Gift from Adrienne Rowsome from her favorite wine shop called, "Dirty Laundry." She bought the tote bag with wine chiller and bejeweled apron especially for this tournament, shopping with her four-day-old baby!
6th place: Katerina Malasidou's favorite poker books and novels, complete with personalized letter explaining her choices.
7th place: Lucky cap from Leo Margets, which she wore when running her personal best in the BCN marathon last year. (Be glad you're not getting her lucky smelly socks!)
8th place: T-shirt from Yale Law School, which became Vanessa Selbst's lucky charm. It is similar to the one worn by Vanessa's friend Seth when he railed her to win the NAPT Mohegan Sun and Partouche Poker Tour events. Vanessa recalled, "He wore the same unwashed shirt at the 2011 Mohegan Sun, the second one, which was the only time I swung from chipleader to short stack. He had taken a break to go to the bathroom, and when he came back, my friends yelled at him that he wasn't allowed to leave again, but that if he did, the t-shirt would have to stay behind. Sure enough, I went on to win the tournament again, and now whenever Seth is able to sweat me online or come to an event, I make him wear the same t-shirt."
9th place: Magazines signed by Celina Lin
The prizes are one-of-a-kind gifts from your favorite pros, a very special treat!
Win your way to the $55 Women's Sunday early by playing the daily satellites that start as low as $0.33. Those qualifiers are already underway.
There are also special contests!
Win a Women's Sunday seat on Twitter by answering the quiz questions this week and including your PokerStars player name.
And there will be a special quiz on our Facebook page this week as well, so stay tuned!
Jennifer Newell is a PokerStars freelance contributor.