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Old 09-18-2017, 09:58 AM   #1
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Lack of a female presence on Poker Masters

Hello Friends,

Lately I have been getting more involved in the poker community, both playing and watching. Recently I subscribed to PokerGo and so far I enjoy a lot of the poker content. However, I have noticed that there hasnt been a single female player to make a final table at Poker Masters, or featured on the feature table on the first day. The only female presence we have seen or heard from is Maria Ho. While she is a badass and a great player herself, I would like to see some females on the felt and not just the sideline reporter role.

I hope we see a few female players during the $100K championship round. Personally I would like to see Vanessa Selbst mixing it up.

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Old 09-18-2017, 10:00 AM   #2
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Re: Lack of a female presence on Poker Masters

Theres not really a lot that can be done, apart from Vanessa there simply arent many females willing to spend a few hundred grand on a series of poker tournaments
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Old 09-18-2017, 12:49 PM   #3
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Re: Lack of a female presence on Poker Masters

Hopefully something will happen soon. I think women poker players playing in high roller events would be great for Poker!
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Old 09-20-2017, 06:33 PM   #4
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Re: Lack of a female presence on Poker Masters

I don't believe there was a single female entrant in any Poker Masters event. And I think there was exactly one woman who entered the $50k and $100k (One Drop) events at the WSOP this year (out of around 100 total entries in each). In the early days of the $50k HORSE, they got 7 female entries out of about 150.

It's certainly a sign a declining female presence in poker overall. But if you are looking to address this larger issue, I doubt that $50k+ buy-in tournaments are the place to start.
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Old 09-21-2017, 11:15 AM   #5
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Re: Lack of a female presence on Poker Masters

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I don't believe there was a single female entrant in any Poker Masters event. And I think there was exactly one woman who entered the $50k and $100k (One Drop) events at the WSOP this year (out of around 100 total entries in each). In the early days of the $50k HORSE, they got 7 female entries out of about 150.

It's certainly a sign a declining female presence in poker overall. But if you are looking to address this larger issue, I doubt that $50k+ buy-in tournaments are the place to start.
Hello Friend,

Why do you think the number of female poker players have decreased over the past 10 years? Seems strange that 7 females would play these high roller events, and now only 1.

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Old 11-11-2017, 12:42 PM   #6
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Re: Lack of a female presence on Poker Masters

It has been 2 years since this post but yeah I think many more women are entering the Pro Poker scene, slowly but surely! I do know however that there are a lot of females playing online. The problem is sitting in a table with 4 more men staring it you and mocking you, or at least that could feel that way.
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Old 01-09-2018, 06:12 PM   #7
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Girls will be on top this year! Owwwe owwwwe ...vgl
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Old 01-18-2018, 10:51 AM   #8
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Re: Lack of a female presence on Poker Masters

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It has been 2 years since this post but yeah I think many more women are entering the Pro Poker scene, slowly but surely! I do know however that there are a lot of females playing online. The problem is sitting in a table with 4 more men staring it you and mocking you, or at least that could feel that way.
I'm both shocked and confused by reading this. We are in a time where women are mixed martial artists and fighter pilots--and women are worried about sitting next to men at a poker table?

When I talk to one of my granddaughters I ask her if she would like to be a cheerleader. I also ask if she would like to be a poker player (the youngest has asked me a lot of questions) or a doctor, or a soldier like her father and grandfather. I like to know what they are interested in and why. Other than something incredibly dangerous like auto racing (sorry NASCAR fans) I would not want them to be scared of anything.

I'm certain that the youngest (age 8) who is very competitive and hates to lose at anything, will never let a man chase her away from a competition of any kind. The idea that she shouldn't be there would just make her more determined.

In ten years we will probably going to the local poker room together. I hope that she won't be sitting on my left.
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Old 02-17-2018, 12:24 AM   #9
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Hopefully something will happen soon. I think women poker players playing in high roller events would be great for Poker!
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