A group of women are invited to EPT Barcelona for a Platinum Pass battle

A group of women are invited to EPT Barcelona for a Platinum Pass battle

A planned 2020 celebration of women in poker originally scheduled as part of the International Women’s Day festivities is back on track more than two years later. Eight well-known female players will be traveling to the upcoming EPT Barcelona stop that begins yesterday and runs through August 21. The eight players, each of whom was awarded an expenses-paid trip in 2020 that had to be put on hold, will tangle in a winner-take-all battle with a PokerStars Platinum Pass, valued at $30,000, at stake.

The eight women will play on August 15 for the Platinum Pass, which will be worth a Main Event entry package into the January 2023 PokerStars Players Championship in the Bahamas. Six of the eight women are from the United States and three are from Europe. A ninth would-be player, American Jan Fisher, is unable to travel to the EPT Barcelona event and was instead awarded a “Road to PSPC” package instead.

Stars asked the poker playing public to nominate women who have made an impact on the poker community in the early 2020s, after the players were finalist in an IWD-themed promotion. A judging committee narrowed down a large amount of nominations to a short list of nine final candidates.

Everything was put on hold as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic. The contest had to be put on hold until the live events were back to being fully operational.

There will be a live stream of the August 15 clash for the Platinum Pass package. The play begins at 1pm CEST, with nearly-live streaming on several social-media outlets. The commentary will be handled by Maria Ho and Jennifer Shahade.

There are eight women who will travel to Spain in the coming days to play for the trip to the Bahamas.

Summary:

Eight female poker players will be travelling to the upcoming EPT Barcelona stop that begins yesterday and runs through August 21. The eight players, each of whom was awarded an expenses-paid trip in 2020 that had to be put on hold, will tangle in a winner-take-all battle with a PokerStars Platinum Pass, valued at $30,000, at stake.