Even though times have changed since the 80′s and 90′s, there still aren’t many female poker players who play in major tournaments. That’s why major poker organizations such as the WSOP have taken steps to ensure that there are ladies-only events where only women are supposed to play. And this has worked for both the women and the WSOP…..at least until now.
Sadly, several men including star online players Shaun Deeb and David Sesso decided it was such a travesty that women had their own WSOP event that they decided to enter the $1,000 Ladies No-Limit Hold’em Championship. As if this wasn’t enough, they also decided to dress in drag with Deeb leading the way in a purple dress complete with makeup and a necklace.
And what was the reason for making a mockery of the single ladies-only event in the World Series of Poker? They wanted to show it’s not fair that women get their own event, and they also wanted to donate any winnings to a women’s charity. If this isn’t the dichotomy of all dichotomy’s!
It’s no wonder why the women started cheering every time a guy was eliminated from the tournament. By the end, none of the male players ended up cashing in the tournament or supporting the unnamed charity.
Considering all of the guys were in their early to mid-twenties, it seems more and more like this was some attention-seeking stunt by a bunch of guys who need girlfriends more than their drag-dressing stunt suggests.
The WSOP is currently debating on what would be an appropriate punishment for the players. There have even been rumors that the WSOP is considering a lifetime ban for some of the players!