The Brit turned his new hobby into a complete package at EPT Prague in December
ONCHAN, Isle of man, October 21, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — The PokerStars x Poker Power Women’s Bootcamp concluded in exciting fashion at the European Poker Tour (EPT). Cyprus with a British player Louise Ulrick emerging victorious, earning a complete package for EPT Prague in December.
The 55-year-old former mathematics teacher, now a licensed consultant, had never played poker a few months ago but won by beating the American. Katie Hopkins heads up.
“I can’t believe it,” Ulrick told the PokerStars blog after his victory. “Obviously winning was the goal for us to come, but you never really think it’s going to happen. I didn’t feel confident when we were practicing live. I felt awkward with all the cards and chips and everything , but today we came together.
PokerStars x Poker Power Women’s Bootcamp Results
- Louise Ulrick – Former mathematics teacher
- Katie Hopkins – Associate Legal Director at Nasdaq, specializing in securities law
- Laura Lebailly – French student in Luxury Marketing
- Sabrina Chevannes – International women’s chess master who runs a Londoncreative agency based in Paris
- Katerena Nowosad – Accountant for a financial services company
- Drea Renee – television journalist and massage therapist
- Yvonne Mai – Actress
- Jenny Larson – Associate Executive Director of the charity
- Patrice Gordon – Leadership development consultant specializing in reverse mentoring
- Ines Lafosse – Photographer, content creator and hotelier
Ulrick was one of 40 women who took part in an eight-week women-only poker bootcamp hosted by PokerStars and Poker Power, which saw women from around the world – who had no prior poker experience – learn and perfect their skills.
“Anyone who considers learning poker realizes that it is such an enjoyable game to play,” Ulrick continued. “You can learn a lot about yourself. There are some great resources online. And try it!”
Following an intense program including weekly practice matches and mentorship from Team PokerStars pro Jen Shahade, the 40 recruits competed in Home Games tournaments and ten of them had the chance to make it to EPT Cyprus to participate in the Ultimate Showdown.
Rebecca McAdam Willettsdirector of partnerships, public relations and consumer engagement said: “We are thrilled to celebrate Louise as this year’s Women’s Bootcamp Champion and can’t wait to see how she performs at EPT Prague. It has also been incredibly inspiring and rewarding to see this group of women and the community of women in poker around them, supporting each other and shining a light. The response from women around the world to this year’s bootcamp has been wonderful, with the number of participants increasing by over 400% This, and the research we carried out earlier in the year, shows how vital it is to continue to support women and activate our long term plans to see more women participating, having fun and above all feel safe and comfortable at the poker table.
Erin LydonPresident of Poker Power said: “Our innovative bootcamp program with PokerStars gives women the platform and opportunity to go from zero to hero in an inclusive and supportive environment. All participants worked diligently during the Bootcamp and we hope that they will each take away the strategies and skills developed through playing poker and apply them to their daily lives. We are delighted to congratulate Louise as the winner of the Showdown and very proud of all the women who took their seats and started their poker journey with us. Louise is proof that anyone can put in the time, effort and study for this great game and triumph.
A study conducted by PokerStars earlier this year found that 55 percent of women did not think poker was inclusive for them, even though almost half (42 percent) of women who play thought it helped them improve their concentration and decision-making ability.
In response, PokerStars has partnered with Poker Power to launch their second women’s bootcamp to help women develop their poker confidence and skills, as well as provide a safe space for them to learn and play. Over eight weeks, each recruit learned gaming skills that can translate into real-world success, including trading, strategic decision-making and capital allocation.
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About Louise Ulrick
Originally trained as a maths teacher, Louise has spent the last 20 years building a business teaching people how to buy and sell Microsoft licenses. She even wrote books on the subject.
She has many diverse hobbies. The most recent is poker, after reading a book in which the central character was a professional poker player.
Ulrick learned the rules of the game and happened to see an ad for the bootcamp just a few weeks after he started playing. She applied, was successful and today is writing a new chapter in her own adventure.
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About the power of poker
Poker Power is a company run by women for women whose goal is to teach a million women how to play the game: the game of poker and the game of life. Through a global network of clubs, tournaments and corporate events, Poker Power uses proprietary programming and gameplay (not games of chance) to help women build their confidence, challenge status quo, to learn strategy and assess risks in a fun, supportive and safe way. failure environment. By equipping women with these skills, the organization plans to change the future of generations to come. To learn more about Poker Power, please visit http://www.pokerpower.com.