Poker Powher to Run Free-to-Play Women’s Only Tournament on PokerStars.Net

Poker Powher a women-led organization has teamed up with World College Poker to celebrate Women’s History month by announcing a free-to-play global women’s only tournament.

The event will run on PokerStars play money site (PokerStars.NET) on Saturday, March 27 and is open to all women over 18 years of age including players from the United States (with the exception of Washington state).

The tournament seeks to break the record for the most number of women players playing poker simultaneously.

Top nine players will compete for a variety of prizes including a PokerStars trophy, a Cancun vacation package in Mexico provided by PLOQuickPro.com, private lessons with PokerCoaching.com’s poker pros Jonathan Little and World College Poker coach Alex Fitzgerald, and a ladies-only poker night organized by Poker Powher.

Female professional poker players Melanie Weisner (Poker Powher Strategic advisor) and Xuan Liu (Poker Powher instructor) will commentate on the event and will also be participating in the event with bounties on their heads. It will be live-streamed on YouTube.

“Poker Powher is committed to helping women stack their skills through teaching and practicing the game of poker,” said Managing Director and General Manager of Poker Powher, Erin Lydon. “This tournament will bring leading female poker pros and teachers to the table to inspire women everywhere to play this game-changing card game.”

“We are very passionate about empowering women in poker and bringing more women to the game, so we are excited to host this one-of-a-kind tournament on PokerStars.net and help pave the way for more women to get involved in the game,” said Rebecca McAdam Willetts, Associate Director of Consumer Engagement and Public Relations at PokerStars.

“We have held numerous activities to shine a spotlight and celebrate our female community over the years including the launch of Our Voices earlier this month, a female insights community for all women in poker to engage in discussion and give us feedback to help ensure the game is as inclusive and engaging as possible for every player. We know there’s an amazing community of women who love poker and we look forward to seeing everyone battling at the tables in conjunction with Poker Powher and World College Poker,” Willetts added.

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New Players on BetMGM MI Gets an Invitation to $50,000 Freeroll

This Monday, online poker in Michigan welcomed its second operator after BetMGM MI powered by partypoker US Network went live in the state.

To celebrate its launch in the fresh online poker Michigan market, BetMGM is inviting all new players to join in an exclusive Invitational Freeroll scheduled to run on Sunday, April 4.

The freeroll is worth $50,000 of tournament tickets, including 250 entries into the upcoming BetMGM Grand Online Series Main Event—a tournament that boasts $100,000 in guaranteed prize money.

A total of 1000 places will be paid in the freeroll.

To participate in the event, players must log in to the BetMGM Poker app (desktop or mobile). Once logged-in, simply click on the Tickets icon in the top right-hand corner of the poker client and select Invitational Freeroll.

Note that in addition to the Invitational freeroll, new players are eligible for Welcome Bonuses including $25 in free cash and tournament tickets plus a $600 deposit match bonus for all new accounts signing up with no bonus code required, just following our link.

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PokerStars Players No Limit Hold’em Championship PSPC Event Gets Postponed Again

PokerStars triumphant PokerStars Players No Limit Hold’em Championship (PSPC) event has been postponed yet again and will not run this year due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

This is the second time that the record-breaking event has been postponed.

The PSPC event for its second installment was originally scheduled to run in August 2020 at Casino Barcelona, Spain. However, following the outbreak of the coronavirus, the event was postponed to 2021.

With the pandemic showing no signs of ending, PokerStars has once again deferred it.

“We are sad to announce that the PokerStars Players No Limit Hold’em Championship (PSPC) will not go ahead this year,” PokerStars stated in the press release.

“However, we are excitedly planning ahead to a later date with the aim to truly celebrate being back with our community with a bang when the time is right,” the press release further said.

The operator has assured that the Platinum Passes promotions will continue to run and their quest to give away Passes to 400 players will not end.

The inaugural edition of PSPC ran in January 2019 as part of the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure in the Bahamas. More than 1000 players participated in the historic event, 320 of those were awarded Platinum Pass packages for free via a variety of competitions.

One of those Platinum Pass winners, Ramon Colillas, went on to win the event for more than $5 million.

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All The BetMGM Michigan Poker Promotions

If you live or are currently visiting Michigan and you love online poker then listen up.

The second legal online poker room in Michigan has gone live in the state. BetMGM MI Poker launched on Monday and has got tons of promotions running to get you acquainted with the site.

There is:

  • When it comes to Welcome Bonuses, $625 is up fro grabs. $25 is available in free cash and then there is a first deposit bonus up to $600. No bonus code is required. Just sign up.
  • Check out the freeroll where $50,000 in prizes is on offer total new players.
  • $50 fast cash bonus is being given out. As a player you can just opt it to the promotion.
  • BetMGM MI is also running a SNG leaderboard. Players can grab a prize up to $100.
  • Grind Rewards are for those players, with a long-term end goal in mind. This is year-long grinding mission where you can make up to $6,500 in bonuses every month.
  • Every day get a new prize via the Spin the Wheel promotion.

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Vanessa Kade Takes Down PokerStars Sunday Million Anniversary for $1.5 million Payday

Latest ACR ambassador Vanessa Kade has just won the 15th Anniversary Edition of PokerStars Sunday Million for an eye watering $1.5 million.

Kade, who has a prolific following on Twitch, beat a field of almost 70,000 players to win the event.

You can watch the moment Kade won below.

The tournament was the fifth largest ever hosted online and the second largest by PokerStars in terms of total prize pool. It cements Kade in the online poker history books—her first place prize is among the largest online poker prizes ever won by a female player.

The Sunday Million is now an incredible 15 years old. And we just got these stats through from PokerStars on what the operator has achieved in this time:

  • Number of completed tournaments: 707
  • Total number of entries (including re-entries): 6.2 million
  • Total prizepools: $1.1 billion
  • Total winner prizes: $140M
  • Vanessa’s win is the biggest first place pay out

The win comes off the back of a tumultuous few months and weeks for Kade.

Kade found herself at the center of the controversy surrounding the signing of playboy Dan Bilzerian to GGPoker. Kade took a stance against Bilzerian’s misogyny which ultimately lead to the termination of a legacy affiliate agreement with GG.

This led to a great amount of vitriol on Twitter—in what must have been a trying time for the poker streamer. However, many people also came out in support of her.

Soon after, it led to her announcing a partnership with ACR. And now Kade can sit back and claim the last word in the ultimate rebuttal—she has proved all her doubters wrong. And made herself a millionaire in the process.

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BetMGM MI Players Enjoy Great Value on First Day: Tournaments Fell Short of their Guarantees

Expect overlays to continue to come this week.

Michigan online poker players who flocked to try out the newly launched poker room at BetMGM MI enjoyed a great value as a majority of the tournaments on the opening day fell way short of their guarantees.

The Daily $10K guaranteed NLH Turbo event costing $109 to enter attracted 63 entries causing an overlay of $3700.

Smaller events also fell short with a few failing to meet even 50% of the guarantee.

The Daily $1K NLH with a buy-in of $10 could only collect $432 in buy-ins, not even covering 45% of its advertised guarantee.

Considering that the site is in a nascent stage, expect these overlays to continue throughout the week.

Look out for the Sunday Major tournament scheduled to run on March 28. This one guarantees a nice juicy $40,000 for a buy-in of $215.

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Jen Shahade: The Real Life Beth Harmon

"I’m the real-life Queen’s Gambit and proof that chess is not a man’s game"

PokerStars PA sponsored pro Jen Shahade spoke to The Sun, a UK tabloid about her childhood and ultimate rise to Women’s Chess Grandmaster.

“I took everyone by surprise when I played my first competitive matches at school, especially the boys who didn’t expect me to beat them, even though they knew I was good and came from a chess-playing family,” Shahade told the paper.

“In the following years, I juggled my school work with attending tournaments in countries such as Iceland, Armenia and Spain. Time and time again, I’d overhear whispered remarks by other competitors that women weren’t as good as men, which I ignored,” she went on to tell them.

In her own words, read the story of how Shahade rose to the top of her game, here.

Shahade also is a highly accomplished poker player with over $346K in live earnings to her name.

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