June Field, Jan Fisher, and Cyndy Violette to be Inducted in Women In poker Hall of Fame

by Lou on April 4, 2009

On Friday, June 5, the Women in Poker Hall of Fame (WIP HOF) will induct June Field, Jan Fisher, and Cyndy Violette (pictured right) as members. They will join Linda Johnson, Marsha Waggoner, Susie Isaacs, and Barbara Enright in the WIP HOF.
June Field, the founder of Card Player magazine, was the first person who published my writings, way back when it was a newsprint publication in the 1990s. June is also the founder of Card Player Cruises and Classic Poker Cruises. She launched Poker Digest, which subsequently merged with Casino Player magazine. Field also won a World Series of Poker bracelet in 1982 in limit 7-card stud.
Jan Fisher co-founded the Tournament Directors’ Association (TDA) with Linda Johnson, Matt Savage, and David Lamb, and is currently a partner in Card Player Cruises and is a regular columnist for Poker Player Newspaper, where I serve as editor. Jan Fisher is active in the poker community and sits on the Board of Directors of the Poker Players Alliance, Ladies Poker Association, and Ladies International Poker Series (LIPS).
Cyndy Violette is a Full Tilt Poker sponsored pro who won a WSOP bracelet in a $2,000 buy-in 7-stud/8 tournament in 2004. Two years later, she took third in a $5,000 buy-in 7-card stud event for $102,000, and in 2005 she made three final WSOP tables, earning her even more exposure.
The induction weekend is marked by four events of interest to women in poker. On Thursday June 4, a $230 buy-in tournament with $50 rebuys at the Golden Nugget will benefit Poker Gives, a charity founded by Johnson, Fisher, Mike Sexton, and Lisa Tenner.
At 6 p.m. Friday, June 5, World Poker Tour host Mike Sexton will emcee the induction ceremonies for the WIP HOF.
On Saturday, June 6, LIPS will hold $175 satellites with winners receiving a choice of entry into the Golden Nugget Grand Series or the LIPS Championship in August.
On Sunday June 7, the $1,000 buy-in WSOP ladies-only event kicks off at the Rio—capping a four-day weekend for the poker-playing ladies.

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