A Kelowna woman is $1.5 million richer after winning an online poker tournament.
Vanessa Kade beat out almost 70,000 other contestants for the top prize in the PokerStars Sunday Million 15th Anniversary tournament, which ended Tuesday night (March 23).
“It feels impossible. This is the best day of my life. It’s not close,” Kade said in an Instagram post announcing her big win.
According to her LinkedIn, Kade has been playing poker professionally for the last seven years.
She’s also famous on the online streaming platform Twitch.
Previously, Kade made headlines in the poker world by calling out online poker platform GGPoker for making controversial figure Dan Bilzerian a brand ambassador and criticizing sexism in poker. GGPoker subsequently cancelled an affiliate deal it had with Kade.
Kade has now signed with a new team, America’s Cardroom.
Well,@GGPoker finally responded to the Bilzerian mess, by terminating my residual affiliate account from way back (idgaf) - a day after International Women’s Day, and not acknowledging any wrongdoing or anything remotely close to an apology.— Vanessa Kade (@VanessaKade) March 9, 2021
Seems about right. pic.twitter.com/f9TMKBoVrc
📣RaffleAlert💥— Americas Cardroom (@ACR_POKER) March 21, 2021
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