From Classroom to Cards: Math Teacher Triumphs in PokerStars Bootcamp

Bootcamp Showdown ladies event on EPT Cyprus 2023

Room PokerStars has set itself the goal of attracting more women to the poker tables, both online and offline. It was with this priority that an event called Women’s Bootcamp was held, where ladies from all over the world learned the art of poker under the guidance of mentors. And then, in parallel with the prestigious EPT series, the grand finale of this event was held in Cyprus, where the winners of the previous stages met at one common table in the fight for the main prize.

The women's tournament Bootcamp Showdown attracted a lot of attention. This tournament was the final stage of 10 home games among women, the winners of which met in Cyprus. In the final, a ticket to the EPT Prague Main Event, worth €5,300, was raffled off. The owner of this ticket was a British former teacher of mathematics, Louise Ulrick. She will now head to Prague to try her hand at the Main Event.​

"I can't believe it. I didn't feel confident when we were practicing live," Ulrick commented after her victory.

Ulrick emphasized the value of poker as a game not only for entertainment but also for personal introspection. She pointed out that there are many online resources available for those interested in learning, and encouraged everyone to give it a try.

Both Louise and all the participants are delighted with the experience. They spent 8 weeks actively studying the game, training, and learned a lot of new things. The champion herself knew nothing about the rules of poker a couple of months ago, and now she is looking forward to the opportunity to play in a prestigious tournament in Prague this December.

In total, 40 women from different countries who had never encountered poker before took part in this event. One of the main mentors was Jennifer Shahade, who is an example of a successful woman in the poker world.

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