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Learning from the Best: Vanessa Rousso

In my quest to become a better poker player, I have been studying female Team PokerStars Pros and their playing styles to see what I can learn from them. Recently, Vanessa Rousso has captured my interest; with success in so many areas of her life, I think there is a lot to learn from her. Rousso is quirky and fun, not to mention a talented poker player. I also admire her for her work in the women's poker community, running and teaching boot camps specifically catered to women poker players....more

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Learning from the Best: Fatima Moreira de Melo

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On my ever-evolving poker journey, I have always striven to improve my game and play to the best of my ability. I have even been harbouring the ambition of entering the 2014 Barcelona EPT Main Event. To make any kind of success even a remote possibility, I have been looking...more


Women of the World: The world's most powerful woman

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Editor's Note: PokerStars Women provides an arena that allows women to comfortably enter the world of poker, a game traditionally dominated and influenced by men. Through the last few decades, women have become a force in the game, but it hasn't always been easy. This series - "Women of the...more


Szumieniak of Poland sizzles, wins last Women's Sunday of October

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The Women's Sunday continues to be a staple on the online poker tournament calendar. Every woman has her own motivation for playing the $55 weekend tournament, and Team SportStar Fatima Moreira de Melo is no different. Hear what she had to say about the Women's Sunday: If you'd like to...more


Fatima Moreira de Melo: "The girls are here" for Women's Sunday

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On any given Sunday, the Women's Sunday attracts several hundred women who play the unique tournament for a variety of reasons. It's the highest buy-in women-only tournament available in the online poker world, and it offers a competitive yet fun playing environment. Team PokerStars players like SportStar Fatima Moreira de...more


Selbst talks Wall Street and women in poker on American TV

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It's not hard to see why there is a close relationship between poker and the stock market. Many of today's best poker players come from the world of finance. While that is not the case with Vanessa Selbst, she is undoubtedly an expert on poker, as well as managing her...more


How can we change the overall poker picture?

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Home poker games have been a staple in Hollywood for many years. Recently, actor Owen Wilson appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live on American television and talked about his own home game in Maui, Hawaii. Sometimes, the game is held at musician Willy Nelson's house, others at basketball coach Don Nelson's...more


Thinking of a Caribbean Adventure, Ladies?

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It's about that time. The weather where you live begins to turn ugly, and dreams of sunshine and beaches begin to flood your thoughts. It happens to the best of us. For the women of PokerStars, there is one thing that you can do to make those dreams a reality....more


Big win for nik_hatzi in October 20 Women's Sunday

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Sundays are big on PokerStars, especially with special events running like the Carnival of Tournaments this weekend. That brought about the Tourney Number 800 Million, which ran today for $109 and offered a $1 million guarantee. But with more than 21K players in action, the actual prize pool was over...more


Celina Lin on marriage and Macau

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Team PokerStars Pro Celina Lin has been making a name for herself on the Asian poker scene since 2004, after being introduced to the game for the first time at a local casino. Exuberant after her good showing there, Celina went on to online play where she built a bankroll...more


Learning from the best: Liv Boeree

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To win a million Euros in an EPT Main Event is the stuff that dreams are made of. Most of us poker players can only fantasize about this kind of payoff. But for the Million Dollar Girl, Liv Boeree, this is all in a day's work. Boeree masks years of...more


Katie's Anatomy of a Sunday Grind: October 13

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After watching "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" on Saturday night, I was more excited about the prospect of a golden SNG during the Carnival of Tournaments than Charlie Bucket when he found a golden ticket! With my goal of playing about 225 MTT SNGs this Sunday, I figured my...more


Vegas to Rosarito: Goodbye Kitty

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She pointed to a giant stuffed piñata of Mickey Mouse when I asked her for a discount. In broken Spanish, I explained that I didn't want Mickey, I wanted the pink Japanese pop icon. She waved her hand to show us a zebra, a giraffe and dozens of multi-colored, balloon-shaped...more


Frequent EPT qualifier Jan Combes makes friends around the world

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I met Jan Combes, or "jamjars69" as she's known online, for the first time in 2010 at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) in the Bahamas, where she was friendly and outgoing but a dangerous force at the table. That dangerous side showed itself again the next year when she won...more


WCOOP Woman of the Series keeps us guessing

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Some poker players avoid the glare of publicity because they feel that the less other players know about them, the better. Keeping people guessing is part of the allure of the game, after all. But for others, keeping their identity under wraps is a necessity for other reasons. For the...more


10 ways that Yoga is like poker

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This morning, I spent a sweaty 60 minutes with my head mostly down by my knees in downward dog, standing head to knee and mastering bow pose. I splashed my neighbour on the mat next to me (hot yoga), dripped hair dye onto my white towel (see hot yoga), cursed...more


Announcing Special PCA Women's Satellites

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Our PokerStars Women community is special. We listen to your comments on Facebook and Twitter, and you aren't afraid to tell us how you feel. One of the things that many of you requested was a bigger prize package from PS Women Live for the upcoming 2014 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure....more


Better Body for Better Poker: Hit the Stairs!

Poker players are in a constant state of learning. They study hands and strategy to better their chances at the tables, and they improve their bankroll management skills over time. Many of them have also come to realize that health and fitness are a necessary part of a successful poker...more


Learning from the best: Vanessa Selbst

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"Nice hand!" These are the mantra-like words I have started to associate with Vanessa Selbst. The expression can mean a compliment after a good play or the concealing of frustration after a terrible play. Or perhaps, she is just a terribly polite poker player. Selbst is one of the most...more


What do Gwyneth Paltrow, Pilates and PokerStars Women have in common?

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Four celebrity green nutrition tips to improve your play I used to work in the women´s marketing department for the world´s biggest poker site. And after 12 years in poker marketing, I changed to a more holistic career. I spent the last four years retraining as a transformational life coach,...more


The fun experience of EPT Barcelona

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Barcelona is an amazing city, and an EPT event only makes it more interesting. Not only is the casino very crowded, the whole city is very vibrant in this period of the year. To start my trip, I just had a few drinks at the bars at Olympic Beach. There...more