Today at 4 p.m. local time, the MSPT Showdown Series at Sycuan Casino will play host to a $200 Ladies Event powered by Poker League of Nations (PLON).
PokerNews recently caught up with PLON founder Lena Evans, who will be in attendance to compete in the tournament as well as other MSPT tournaments.
PokerNews: How did the opportunity to host a ladies event at the MSPT Sycuan come about?
Lena Evans: The opportunity to host an MSPT PLON Powered Ladies Event at Sycuan in San Diego was originally suggested by PLON Executive Committee member Allen Kessler. Allen connected me with MSPT President Bryan Mileski. Bryan and I then organized the details of our partnership together, and the first MSPT PLON event was born! This will be PLON's first live event back since March 2020.
PokerNews: What is the female poker community like in San Diego?
Lena Evans: We have nine casinos located within San Diego County, and multiple card rooms, making the poker community in San Diego extremely dynamic. Being the founder of PLON, and living in San Diego, you can imagine our female poker community is very active. Pre-pandemic, we had a San Diego PLON League, which played for seats to the top tours in San Diego and Las Vegas, including $10k events. During the pandemic, we stayed in action online in friendly games.
PokerNews: What can participants expect from the upcoming event?
Lena Evans: Participants in our PLON Powered Ladies Only MSPT event will enjoy a pre-event meet-up at 2 p.m. with PLON hosted beverages and bites so our ladies from around the USA (including Florida, Minnesota, Illinois, and other states) can enjoy socializing and getting re-acquainted with one another. The $200 ladies event begins at 4 p.m., with 20-minute levels, and late registration through the ninth level.
The winner receives the beautiful MSPT trophy, along with the PLON signature Tiffany & Co. sterling bracelet valued at $400. All final tablists receive a PLON backpack with gifts including apparel from Flop the World (FTW) and PLON merchandise, "The Biggest Bluff" book signed by Maria Konnikova, Solar Rain Water, Spades Sunshades sunglasses, Poker Elephant chips, and other goodies!