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Gambling News » 2006 » February » Clarissa Hannem Wins Women’s Poker Classic

Clarissa Hannem Wins Women’s Poker Classic


Recently, Canada was the setting for the first ever Women’s Poker Classic, which supported Breast Cancer research in B.C. And the first woman champion in this first ever event is Clarissa Hannem, who went home with a whopping $22,680. Hannem, from Esquimalt, out-maneuvered and out-played 249 other women casino poker players to win the grand prize after about five hours of play. The prize pool was $75,000 in total. Online casinos female poker fans could definitely learn a trick or two from this pro player. Now that she’s won, she will be featured all over the Internet, where online casinos fans can read about her win.

‘It was great to play in a tournament for women only and to see so many women out to support Breast Cancer research and have a good time playing poker,’ said Hannem. On Friday, February 17th, Limit Texas Hold’em began at noon with a $37,500 prize pool. February 18th and 19th marked the No Limit Texas Hold’em, the main event, also began at noon with a grand prize of $75,000. The top 20 players of both major events finished in the money. For those online casinos poker experts who would love to try their luck in one of these tournaments, find out how to participate in the next one. And with such a great cause to support, online casinos and land-based poker fans have a good reason to go out and be a part of this event.

With over $112,000 up for grabs, Canada's first women's poker tournament made Canadian poker history. With donations from so many casino establishment, such as Cascades Casino with a $25,000 donation, $50 for every registered participant to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, BC/Yukon Chapter, and Treasure Cove Casino & Hotel with an additional $5,000 donation. In total, over $30,000 went directly toward this very worthy cause. It seems that online casinos are not the only enterprises that help in times of need. Enjoy your time at the online casinos and give this, and other poker tournaments, a whirl!

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