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What a year for women in poker. Almost on a weekly basis we hear of a women’s poker success somewhere in the world. Women’s Poker Association couldn’t be prouder of these women!

Global Poker Index, GPI hosts the stats for Player of the Year for all poker festivals. Most recently, they announced the 2019 GPI Female Player of the Year, Kristen Bicknell. Well, Kristen is a ROCK STAR! She has won the title three years in a row. So incredible! Please take a moment to read the Poker News article on Kristen here.

kristen bicknell wsop 696x365What many people don’t know is there are 67 Countries with FEMALE PLAYER OF THE YEAR! We would like to feature them here. We have listed all the countries with a winner. Many countries only have ONE WOMAN who qualified with points. And many countries do not have any winners at all. 

We have tried to include as many POY winner’s photos as possible, but there are some with none. We also listed the runner ups – up to the top ten.

WPA has a Player of the Year program which launched for 2019 for LADIES ONLY EVENTS in North America. (Canada, Mexico and United States) which will announce our winner soon. The International WPA Player of the Year program is being designed now and will launch soon as well. But for now, we’re going to celebrate all the women around the world who have achieved their countries GPI Player of the Year.

Congratulations ladies from your Women’s Poker Association!

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 Purchase your raffle tickets for our Ladies WSOP seat fundraiser. You can win your way for a mere $20 ticket! 

Liz Huey and Donna Lawton already won their seats at the NV State Ladies Championship during the WPA Pajama & Pizza Welcome Party...  Now it's your turn!! 

You may purchase $20 Tickets at the WPA Purple Party at the Bailiwick Restaurant at the Orleans Casino - Sponsored by World Poker Tour and Card Player Cruises - on Tuesday June 18th, 2019 from 4PM to 5PM.  OR visit us at the WPA Table in the hallway at the WSOP at the Rio on Tuesday June 18th or Wednesday June 19th.  Drawing will be held just prior to the Shuffle Up and Deal at the Ladies WSOP Warm Up at 6PM on the 19th!

100% of Tournament Winnings are Retained by Winner!

No need to be present to win but must play Ladies WSOP - TWO Seats Guaranteed!  If winner does not claim by 11AM on June 20th, another ticket winner will be drawn.  

Best of luck to all who play and we'll see you there - Wear Your Purple!!

 

 

heartstickerIn poker, a "last longer" is a side bet between two or more people that is won by the person who lasts the longest in a tournament.

For example:
Lisa, Martha, Tammy & Barb all put $10 into a side bet. Now there is $40 in a side prize pool available to win even if none of them make it to cash in the tournament. Tammy winds up lasting longer than the rest of her friends so she now wins the $40 in the pool.

WPA Advocates may run "WPA Longer Longers at various tournaments around the world.  Usually stickers are issued for participants to wear so others in the Last Longer can easily view who remains and is eliglible to win the cash.

Last longer bets are very popular in "live" tournaments and WPA continues to strive to bring players additional ways to have fun!

 

 

 

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Meet Stephanie Morris

Stephanie Morris1Stephanie is the 1st Place Winner of the WPA Player of the Year event at LIVE! Casino & Hotel in Maryland.  She took 1st place in the Maryland State Poker Championship Ladies Event on Jan 5th, 2020.  Congratulations Stephanie! And Cheers to LIVE! Casino and their poker room staff for supporting women in poker!

LIVE! Casino & Hotel
7002 Arundel Mills, Circle #7777
Hanover, MD 21076 | 1-855-5MD-LIVE

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