Poker at Its Best – Women’s Sunday at PokerStars
There was a time when poker was essentially a man’s game, the typical environment of the traditional ‘bricks & mortar’ poker world being very much male oriented. The arrival of online poker meant that an untapped global pool of would-be poker aces could become part of a community that had hitherto seemed not the most attractive prospect. And these newcomers, of course, included women.
The subject of women in sports and games has been – and still remains – a difficult issue in regards to establishing parity between men and women, but over recent years in particular considerable progress has been made, not least in the poker world. (You can read about such positivity in this article about Ivonne Montealegre).
As far as efforts being made to continue to steer the game in the right direction are concerned, PokerStars deserves a great deal of credit for introducing Women’s Sunday as part of their impressive tournaments offering.
Many of you will be aware that Sunday is the biggest part of the week when it comes to online poker tournaments, so it’s fitting that women players get to have their own exclusive big-money event at the busiest time.
Women’s Sunday: How to Play
Running every week, the events can be bought into directly, or you can win your place at the table via the many satellites that are held during the week. It’s even possible to qualify using StarsCoin.
Note that all Women tournaments are restricted (surprise, surprise) to female players only. In matters regarding eligibility, the PokerStars Management decision is final.
Obviously, the presence of Women-only events is aimed at highlighting an important aspect of the game as well as providing those who might be new to poker an environment in which they might feel more comfortable as they get used to what online poker is all about. Meanwhile, there’s the usual juicy, player-friendly tournament poker menu to make the most of, so women should of course make sure they avail themselves of all options, one such being the popular megabucks Sunday Million fixture, which nowadays is a Progressive Knockout Bounty tournament.
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