Thinking of things in threes, like the Women's Sunday!
The baby of PokerStars Women is growing up. The Women's Sunday is preparing to celebrate its third birthday in March. Three years old!
Of course, the celebration is in the planning stages, and we're putting together some fun ways to invite everyone to the party.
It got us thinking about the number three.
Our female members of Team PokerStars have had so many successes in each of their respective careers, and one of them is the seventh best poker player in the entire world, according to recent rankings. Vanessa Selbst has over $9.6 million in live tournament earnings to date, so we thought we'd take a look at her top three scores:
Partouche Poker Tour €7,750 Main Event in Cannes - September 2010
---1st place: $1,823,430
PokerStars Caribbean Adventure $25K High Roller - January 2013
---1st place: $1,424,420
PokerStars Caribbean Adventure $100K Super High Roller - January 2014
---3rd place: $760,640
Speaking of big scores, the female contingent of Team PokerStars has impressive earnings in live tournaments separately, but what happens when they're put together? The total live tournament earnings for all of them together is $19,102,074, as of today. Obviously, that number continues to rise. Let's look at the top three scores for the women who are not named Vanessa Selbst:
Liv Boeree at EPT €5K Main Event in San Remo - April 2010
---1st place: $1,698,300
Vicky Coren at EPT £3500 Main Event in London - September 2006
---1st place: $941,513
Vanessa Rousso at EPT Grand Final €25K High Roller in Monte Carlo - May 2009
---1st place: $700,160
Then there's the best women-only tournament on the Internet - the $55 Women's Sunday. The three largest turnouts for the event have been our birthday celebrations:
2012 Women's Sunday First Birthday - 557 players, $27,850 prize pool
---Winner: RiusVIP of Portugal
2013 Women's Sunday Second Birthday - 641 players, $32,050 prize pool
---Winner: COBYHbR of Ukraine
2014 Women's Sunday Third Birthday - Coming up on March 30
(And here's a secret. The big Women's Sunday anniversary tournament on March 30 will have a $30K guarantee. That's just between you and me, though.)
So far, there have only been two women who have won the Women's Sunday three times: luzzzy of Germany and t0beR1cH of Russia. Who's going to be next to add their name to that exclusive list?
Get ready, ladies. We'll have some big announcements in the coming weeks about the third birthday of the Women's Sunday. There will be prizes, extra satellites, and more exciting news about the March 30 tournament.
Jennifer Newell is a PokerStars freelance contributor.