Originally Posted by jmchezka
i just want to know people's opinion (in general) what they think of females playing poker. it's good to know that a lot think that female poker players are awesome and shouldn't be under estimated.
To me a player is a player, no matter what gender.
As far as online goes, nobody will know if you're male or female, unless you tell yourself and even than it could be misleading.
You say your avatar and screenname show you're female, but if I see a pictured woman in an avatar it doesn't tell me anything and tbh I don't care at all.
Live is another story ofc, but if you feel intimidated, let it be because you might not be the best player and not because you're female.
About female players being awesome, some are and some are not, just like there's awesome male players and others who are plain bad.
Tbh, if I were playing live (I'm male) and would have for example Dakota or Hotjenny to my left, it's pretty clear I'm the one who'se gonna be intimidated.
If you're at a table full of men, no matter what they do, play your best, smile and take their chips.
On a sidenote, if I watch live-events I always root for the females running deep because when they do, they prove it's a game for everyone no matter what gender and it's skills that count (and some luck ofc) but not not such things as gender, race or whatever else.
I'd love to see more females at the table, not because I'm looking for a date, but more because they have the same right as males to play the game without feeling intimidated.