Women prove power in numbers on PokerStars
It's no surprise for some of us to see women as a powerful force on PokerStars. Most women play online poker every day and say nary a word about gender. Other times, it's positive to stand together to show influence in numbers. That's what happened yesterday in the Women's Sunday.
The weekly $55 Women's Sunday has been a staple of the Sunday online poker lineup for three years, and to celebrate that third anniversary, PokerStars Women offered a bigger tournament with bigger bounties and extra perks for our players. And the turnout was simply outstanding!
The 709 players who competed in the tournament set a record for the event and created a prize pool of more than $35K. The top 108 players cashed, and the final two chopped the prize money before I$$almazo of Brazil defeated Isidora CdLL and captured the title. Each player took home close to $5,500. The complete write-up of the tournament is here.
Every woman who played in the Women's Sunday is also receiving three tickets to compete in the PokerStars Women's Club. Visit our Club page here to find out how to use those free tickets.
And there was more!
There was an $11 Mega Satellite for the Women's Sunday earlier, one which guaranteed 30 seats to the $55 tournament. There were 295 players in that event, and it ended up awarding 53 seats. Another one for our PokerStars Women record books.
Over on the PokerStars Women Facebook page, there was a contest to award an iPad 2 to the PokerStars player who came closest to guessing the field of the March 30 Women's Sunday. Out of the 222 players who ventured guesses, Alejandro chose 710, which was only one off from our actual total, so he wins the iPad! He will be contacted in the coming days. (Kudos to Deirdre and Michelle, each of whom guessed 707 and came so close.)
Special thanks to all of the members of Team PokerStars who participated in the tournament and carried those heavy $150 bounties.
This was a celebration to remember. Thank you to everyone who partied with us!
We look forward to seeing the women of PokerStars in our weekly $55 Women's Sunday as it continues every week going forward. And don't forget that we offer women-only tournaments every day of the week with our Women's Tuesday, Women's Daily and Nightly events, and special PLO tournaments on Thursdays and Sundays.
Jennifer Newell is a PokerStars freelance contributor.