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  • Women's Poker Spotlight: What Women Want from Poker

    Thursday, May 8, 2008, Tina Bergstrom
    Last week Caesars Palace hosted the latest WSOP Circuit series of events. I attended and played the ladies event for a buy-in of $330. 169 players, including name pros such as J.J. Liu and Barbara Enright, participated. Barbara made an a...more
  • WSOP Ladies Academy Set for June

    Thursday, May 8, 2008, Haley Hintze
    The growing World Series of Poker Academy series, offering intensive poker-instruction stars taught by many of the world's best players, will be offering its second annual "ladies only" Las Vegas camp on June 6th and 7th. This year...more
  • Women's Poker Spotlight: Women Shine at Bellagio Five Star

    Thursday, May 1, 2008, Tina Bergstrom
    Nancy Todd Tyner Takes Down the Bellagio Five Star Ladies Event Tyner, a very flamboyant player, took out the first two players at the six-handed final table, including WPT ladies champion Van Nguyen. Nancy defeated Vanessa Selbst in t...more
  • The PokerNews Interview: Jennifer 'Jennicide' Leigh

    Friday, April 4, 2008, Amy Calistri
    This week, online poker player Jennifer "Jennicide" Leigh made her appearance in the current issue of Playboy Magazine. PokerNews caught up with Jennifer for an interview just before she hit the stands. [Editor's note: The issue featuring J...more
  • Women's Poker Spotlight: Poker's Fresh New Faces

    Thursday, March 6, 2008, Tina Bergstrom
    As we prepare for the 2008 World Series of Poker, it's interesting to ponder what this year's field of women poker players might be like. 2007 was a fantastic year for women in poker as we witnessed the creation of the Women in Poker Hall o...more
  • Women's Poker Spotlight: Dianna Donofrio - Behind the Poker Curtains

    Thursday, February 28, 2008, Tina Bergstrom
    Who is Dianna Donofrio? I asked this question a few years ago when I kept hearing her name. Then, when I was finally introduced to her, I recognized her as one of the many staff that runs around the World Series of Poker, frantically doing ...more
  • Women's Poker Spotlight: Karina Jett Balances Family and Poker

    Thursday, February 14, 2008, Tina Bergstrom
    Karina Jett is probably one of the least known but highly regarded and family-oriented poker moms on the circuit today. Married for seven years to poker pro Chip Jett, they have two children, Athena, four years old, and Apollo, 20 months. T...more
  • Women's Poker Spotlight: The Women in Poker Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

    Thursday, February 7, 2008, Tina Bergstrom
    On Saturday, February 2, 2008, history was made in poker, with an audience of the game's stars on hand to witness the induction of Linda Johnson, Barbara Enright, Susie Isaacs and Marsha Waggoner as the inaugural class of the Women in Poker...more
  • Women's Poker Spotlight: Debbie Burkhead – Livin' and Lovin' Poker

    Thursday, December 13, 2007, Tina Bergstrom
    Chances are you've probably played poker with Debbie Burkhead sometime in your poker career if you play and follow the circuit at all. You may not recognize the name but you will remember the face as she probably knocked you out of a satell...more
  • Women's Poker Spotlight: Top Ten Women, Career Earnings

    Thursday, November 29, 2007, Tina Bergstrom
    The order of who has the most in tournament earnings seems to change from month to month, what with so many large tournaments over lapping each other. It's nearly impossible for players to make it every opportunity they have to play. But in...more