Some poker players avoid the glare of publicity because they feel that the less other players know about them, the better. Keeping people guessing is part of the allure of the game, after all. But for others, keeping their identity under wraps is a necessity for other reasons.
For the recent winner of our WCOOP Woman of the Series, the mysterious approach is mandatory due to attitudes in the "conservative community" where she lives. The mother of three explains that she would rather keep her poker activities from becoming common knowledge and away from the prying eyes of Google searches and the like. But we do have a few things we can share with you that she's decided won't give too much away.
This is what we know. Our winning player is from Germany and goes by the nickname Kay. Although she has never played a live tournament and plays only infrequently online, she was the winner of WCOOP Event #28, from which she walked away with $36,321.60.
The tournament was the first big win for her and "quite unexpected." She reports that she was "very excited and happy about it" and looks forward to spending some time on the beach at Atlantis with her family this January.
In addition to her big cash in the Mixed Hold'em event, she won a PokerStars Women Live package to the 2014 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure worth $3,300 for winning the WCOOP Woman of the Series award. The package includes a $1,100 seat at the PCA Women Live Event on January 11-12, plus three night accommodations at Atlantis and expenses. Since she has never played a live tournament she says she "has a lot to learn" and will "watch a lot while playing." Kay says that she has no plans to play any major events before January, since her family leaves her "no time" for poker between now and then.
For your chance to join Kay in the Bahamas in January, now is the time to win your seat. Satellites are currently running that can get you into one of the most anticipated tournaments on the poker calendar. See our promotions page for details on when and how to register. And if you want to know more about how Kay racked up that $36K WCOOP win, see this tournament recap.