The World Poker Association: Taking it to the (No) Limit

by Lou on May 13, 2008

The World Poker Association announced the launch of its first educational event for members—63 Money Making Tips to Win a Bundle at the WSOP—to be held during the WPA Inaugural Conference at the Rio All Suites Hotel and Casino May 28 – 29, 2008.
Three experienced poker coaches—author, radio host, and a LIPS Tour champion Lisa Adams, lawyer, accomplished player, and Washington Poker School founder Ken Adams, and Francois Montmirel, principal of the acclaimed French School of Poker—will tutor the audience as part of a panel moderated by poker legend Mike Caro.
The panel will tackle issues such as building successful strategies against rising tournament players, differences in styles of play between Americans and Europeans, and tips for improving your game against any woman at your table.
WPA Chairman, Wendeen H. Eolis says, “The Conference is a winning trifecta ticket, allowing members to sharpen their tournament skills, network at the must-be-seen opening cocktail party, May 28 and then prove their bragging rights in the WPA Mega Satellite, May 29.”
The Conference will open with the WPA’s Inaugural Membership Meeting where the election of Directors of the World Poker Association will be completed for the new membership year (June, 2008 through May 2009).The officer slate s is headed by Eolis as Chairman, with Ken Adams as Vice Chair, Roy Winston as Secretary, and Rhett Butler as Treasurer.
Additional Director nominees are Lisa Adams, Michael Binger, Doyle Brunson, Joe Hachem, Jesse Jones, Thomas Kremser, J.J. Liu, Victor Ramdin, Blair Rodman, Roger Saad, and Harry Thomas, Jr. The slate was enthusiastically endorsed by the current Board, which also tipped its hat to Jesse Jones supporting his nomination as a director with the title of Chairman Emeritus, in recognition of him as the founder of the WPA.

I’ve been a member of the Board of Directors for the past year and have seen this organization build steam and begin evolving from just a dream and a vision to a direction that’s supportive of increased professionalism in poker. Commenting on her anticipated role as the Association’s chief elected officer, Eolis says: “I am the short-term steward for the evolving vision of the WPA.” Of her colleagues, she adds, “The new Board slate reflects the best in diversity and a group of doers with an abundance of smarts at the poker table.”

To me it looks all good. I’ll miss my interaction with the board; but it’s in very good hands.

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