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Women’s Poker Association Founded to Further Female Involvement in the Game

While poker has long been a tremendously popular game that spans all ages of men, the representation from women has always been rather small. Year after year, female participation at the World Series of Poker – the preeminent poker event in the world – hovers around the 3% mark. With that in mind, a new organization called the Women’s Poker Association has been founded to increase female involvement in the game. Organized to “promote and develop the advancement of women in poker,” the WPA announced earlier this week that they were open for business in Reno, NV. The announcement of the new organization’s launch party was held during the Nevada State Ladies’ Championship at the Peppermill Resort Spa and Casino, with its Board of Directors named and its founder revealed. Several of the names involved with the new Women’s Poker Association have long been at the forefront of the women’s

Troy Quenneville Goes One Further, Wins partypoker $2 Million Guaranteed Event in Punta Cana

Rare is it when the World Poker Tour holds a tournament and there is another event on that calendar that actually bests it not only as far as entries but also tops it with the prize pool. That happened at the end of the week as partypoker, the sponsor for the WPT Caribbean event held in Punta Cana last week (and won by Niall Farrell over Troy Quenneville) concluded that schedule with their partypoker Millions $ 2 Million Guaranteed event. Over two Day Ones that were conducted while the WPT event was in its Day Two and Three action, the partypoker Millions drew in 526 entries, more than what came out for play in the WPT Caribbean itself. Although such players as Farrell, Tony Dunst and Martin Jacobsen came out for the tournament, only Jacobsen was around by the last day of the event. Leading the way was Quenneville, who