International Women’s Day Charity Freeroll Tournament at PokerStars

Posted at 10:21 2011-03-08

Slowly the gender dynamics at the poker tables are changing, but there is still a serious lack of female representation in the game. PokerStar Pros Vanessa Rousso and Vanessa Selbst are great poker ambassadors, not because they are female, but because they are focused, skilled and fierce competitors. Their home ground, PokerStars, is keen to see a shift in the dynamics and encourage more females to enter the game. In support of such efforts and to commemorate International Women’s Day on Tuesday, March 8, Women Poker Players and PokerStars will be hosting the International Women’s Day Charity Freeroll Tournament that will also put money back into the cause.

Established back in 1911, International Women’s Day will be celebrating its 100 year anniversary, in which period it has recognised the global achievements of women. From the right to vote, to gender equity in the workforce, to political equity and everything in between, 25 countries around the world mark International Women’s Day as a national holiday to honour the inspirational women who have help better shape the world in which we live. If we were as passionate and dedicated to our poker as some of the women who fought for the basic rights that we enjoy today, than our game would be pretty tight.

The freeroll tournament, will commence March 9th at 12:30pm AEDST, and in the spirit of the day, will be open to both men and women. There will be $5 optional rebuys on offer, with an add-on at the first break. The Women for Women International charity will receive half of the proceeds raised from the tournament, which will go towards their work to financially assist female survivors of war through education and job support.

As well as the cash prize pool starting from $200, other prizes will include clothing, jewelry, accessories, poker books and even something for our beloved furry friends. Vanessa Rousso will also contribute an access pass to her Big Slick Boot Camps to the winner, valued at $400.

Registrations will be open two hours prior to the commencement of the event to limit the number of no shows and sit outs. Further tournament details can be found in the PokerStars tournament lobby searching under tournament ID# 364987791 under “Requests”.

All the ladies out there that haven’t given poker a try, here’s your chance. Download PokerStars today and help support a worthy cause.

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