Matchroom Sport has organized the Party Poker Women’s World Open III $3,000 buy-in tournament that starts today and will culminate on Wednesday, the 27th, the day that most of the poker playing heroes and heroines of the world will be converging on Las Vegas for the World Series of Poker. Thirty-six of the world’s best female poker players are gathered in London for the warm-up of the Women’s World Open.
The tournament is structured with six different 6-player SnG’s and each winner continues to the final table. Of the six preliminary tournaments, the runners-up of each one will move on to battle for a ‘last chance’ shot at the final table. The final table will consist of a seven player field. Wednesday, the 27th, will find the seven remaining ladies gathering for the final war across the green felt and the winner will walk away with $50,000 of the $108,000 prize pool and the crown of the third Women’s World Open.
The players lining up for the competition are no easy match as the list is as impressive as any who’s who in poker champions today, including Annette “Annette_15” Obrestad – WSOP Europe champion, Jennifer Tilly – WSOP Ladies’ champion, Sandra Naujoks – European Poker Tour Dortmund champion, Lynne Beaumont – UK Women’s Poker Tour champion, and they are facing a list of competitors that have got game and are going to prove it. That list includes, but isn’t limited to Maria Demetrious, Cecilia Nordenstram, Kim Wooka, Live Boeree, Jen Mason, Colette Murphy, Polish boxing Champion Agnieska Rylik, and Lise “The Pink Lady”. Soraya Homam from Germany is back to defend her title. Four of the players qualified for the event on Party Poker.
Expect a lot of excitement and extreme action from all the heats between these ladies. The Party Poker Women’s World Open III is taped. Look for the television broadcast later this year as Jesse May leads the commentary of the tournament. The broadcast will be on Five in England and shown through Europe after the premiere. Annette Obrestad is expected to add color commentary unless she is part of the final table.
The noise over United States players being able to join in a friendly game of online poker grew into a gathering of mostly misinformation supplied by those that oppose any form of online gambling on Wednesday.