PokerStars offering freeroll for British women

Victoria Coren
Vicky Coren has proven she can hang with the boys.

British female poker players don't exactly need a handout these days, but PokerStars has decided to give them one anyway.

In 2006, Team PokerStars Pro Vicky Coren became the first women to win an EPT event when she took down the London stage of the tour and former EPT presenter Kara Scott has amassed over $500,000 in tournament earnings over the past 14 months thanks to a second place finish in the 2009 Irish Open and a deep run in the 2008 WSOP Main Event.

Taking inspiration from those two player's acclaimed performances, PokerStars has decided to give British female players a unique chance to win an all-expenses paid trip to London and a seat in a major female-only event.

From now until Sept. 26, PokerStars will be running a series of daily freerolls just for British women.

The top nine players each day will get a spot in the online final on Sept. 27 and the top 10 finalists will win a seat at the £220 EPT Ladies Game on Oct. 5.

The package also includes a night in the five-star Hilton Metropole hotel, a chance to meet Coren and get a signed copy of her book.

"There are a lot of great female poker players out there already, but there could be a lot more," said Coren.

"Playing online, women don't have to worry about the long late hours of the live game or the stern faces of a roomful of men. You can log on whenever you like, for as long or short a time as you like, and fit this around the demands of careers, childcare or whatever else is going on.

"For women who want to take a shot at a live tournament, but don't fancy staring at a table of snarling male opponents, this promotion is perfect."

The freeroll tournament can be found under Tourney/Regional on the PokerStars client.

In the meantime, keep your eyes out for Team PokerStars like Coren, Vanessa Rousso and Katja Thater to do some damage at both the WSOPE and EPT London this fall.

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