WPA Start Up


WPA Start Up is a program to introduce Texas Holdem to women who currently don't play the game. Although poker consists of many types of poker games, Texas Holdem is the most popular game of poker currently played around the world.

WPA Start Up is a one to three session class to learn the basic game, some strategies, and discuss the three main Texas Holdem games: No limit, Limit, and Tournaments.

We want to interest more women to play the game, and perhaps consider the game at the competitive level – money games or tournaments. Poker excersises Patience, Observation and Bluffing.... all great traits to have in life!

Poker doesn't take much to learn... but like chess, it can take a lifetime to master.  WPA Start Ups are small groups of women gathered in homes, community centers and even poker rooms. Please contact us to learn how you can coordinate a WPA Start Up in your area!  Use the curriculm as a guide... fill in as you see fit.

pattyyamanoPatty Yamano, Ed.D
WPA Educational Director

Patty is a retired teacher living in Henderson Nevada.  She created and oversees the WPA Start Up program. Feel free to contact her if you have questions!  Patty Yamano <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

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