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Maria Lampropulos: Nine Months Two Million

Maria Lampropulos must be the owner of one of the most impressive learning curves in poker. Back in November 2014 the Argentine cashed in her first tournament. It was the R$3000 BSOP Millions Main Event in Sao Paulo, and Lampropulos wound up taking 188th place for R$ 7,350 ($2,913). Since …

Jessica Bian Hong Yang Wins WPT Korea

It took 15 WPT seasons before Ema Zajmovic became the first woman to win a WPT Main Event on the Main Tour back in February this year. Fortunately, women have been more successful on the felt of the WPT National Main Events with three winners so far: Natalia Nikitina (2011), Mette-Louise Christiansen (2014), …

WSOP 2017 – WEEK 1: OFF TO A GREAT START

At PokerWomenNews we have high hopes for the women poker players at this years World Series of Poker. In fact, we went all in and predicted, that female poker players would win four bracelets in open events this summer! Yes, four bracelets. Every week of the WSOP, I intend to …

History Made: Ema Zajmovic First Female WPT Champion

Finally! It would take 15 seasons before the first-ever female champion of an open WPT Main Event was crowned. I 2008 Van Nguyen won an invitational only WPT, and three female players – Natalia Nikitina (2011), Mette-Louise Christiansen (2014), and Irina Nikolaidi (2015) – have all won WPT National Main Events. …