It may well be the case that male poker players get largely preferential coverage compared to their female counterparts but we’re not about to be one of these sites. Now you might think that the only reason we associate our site with women is to appreciate the female form in the shape of Ayre Heads, or to promote the work of our international socialite Rebecca Liggero. That’s where you’re sadly being misled. As much as we like Bodog Becky content, and staring at pictures of the scantily clad Ayre Heads all day long, there’s a female poker scene to be covered.
Vanessa Selbst championed girl power by taking down the recent Partouche Poker Tour Main Event and last night signaled the end of the Betfred Ladies Poker Tour. Helena Brett, a 31-year-old from Staffordshire won this year’s event, and with it a £20,000 sponsorship package for 2011 from the event sponsors.
Brett, who was second favourite at 9/2, commented: “It felt a bit surreal to win because I never expected to, but I’m absolutely buzzing.
“When the game started I knew who my stronger rivals were and my first target was to get to the last five. Fortunately one or two of those players went out early and my luck held up.”
Brett will be looking to further success over the coming year, and to maximize the opportunity Betfred’s sponsorship gives her.
“I’d really like to play in the Irish Open and the Women’s World Open, in which Helen Firth, my predecessor as champion, finished second this year.
“I also want to compete in some events on the continent and around the UK to make the most of what is a fantastic opportunity.”
Betfred boss Fred Done also commented: “I know she will be a terrific ambassador for Betfred Poker in card rooms everywhere and I wish her the very best of luck over the next 12 months. I’m sure this is only the beginning of her success at the poker table.”
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