Announcing Ylva Thorsrud as Host for the Spectacular Ladies First Poker Tournament!

We are delighted to announce that the esteemed Norwegian poker player, Ylva Thorsrud, has been selected as the host for our upcoming Ladies First Poker Tournament. The event is set to take place at the luxurious Portomaso Casino on Saturday, 28th of October at 4:00 PM.

Building on the immense success of our Spring edition, which boasted the largest ladies-only field on the island for 2023, we aim to break this record in the autumn event. We believe that Ylva’s presence and influence will significantly contribute to this goal.

Thorsrud, is currently an ambassador for Coolbet. Coolbet will have available online satellites for the Ladies First! event. As the host, she will bring a unique blend of experience and enthusiasm, further enhancing the tournament’s appeal to female poker enthusiasts from all corners of the globe.

Ylva hosts a live stream every Tuesday and Friday + extra days on 

She is currently streaming qualifiers for MPF via Coolbet passport and will stream also Ladies First! qualifiers.

Powered by The Women’s Poker Association WPA International, Ladies First is committed to promoting gender equality in the world of poker, creating an empowering and welcoming platform for women to compete and showcase their skills. The tournament continues to foster a strong sense of camaraderie and sisterhood, providing participants with an unforgettable experience both on and off the felt. Women’s Poker Association International (WPA Intl) will give each final table player a purple bracelet.

The buy-in for the tournament is set at 150 EUR. We encourage all aspiring and experienced female poker players to participate in this high-spirited and empowering competition. This event represents a chance to play among the best, in an atmosphere that is both supportive and exciting. Ivonne Montealegre, Event Director adds: “it is very exciting to have online satellites for this event available at Coolbet leading the event this Autumn. Together with Ylva Thorsrud, CoolBet and the fantastic team at Portomaso Casino, we’re looking forward to making this Ladies First Poker Tournament the biggest and best yet. Ladies, get ready to shuffle up and deal!

Structure of the event is available here: 

About Ladies First Poker Tournament: Ladies First Poker Tournament is a leading women-only poker event designed to encourage more women to participate in the game. The tournament promotes an inclusive, supportive environment while providing top-notch poker action. Its originality lies on the access to many live satellites throughout the year leading towards the event.

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