Kyna England’s stock has risen significantly this year thanks to a string of strong results and, this week, it went up another notch thanks to GGPoker.
The American pro has been running hot since finishing third in the 2021 WPT Venetian DeepStack Championship for $448,755. With cashes at the WSOP and a win on the Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT), England is a rising star who’s caught the attention of GGPoker’s marketing team.
The world’s largest online poker operator has a free-play app called ClubGG, and England is its first ambassador. As a ClubGG ambassador, England will help inspire players looking to transition from low-stakes games to the pro ranks.
England leads GGPoker’s move into subscription gaming
ClubGG costs $49.99 a month and offers a similar service to products such as ClubWPT. Essentially, it’s a free-play app where users can win virtual chips in cash games and tournaments.
These chips don’t have any real-world value, but they can be used to win special prizes, including entry to live events like the WSOP. ClubGG is open to people around the world, but it is primarily aimed at players in unregulated regions where GGPoker isn’t active.
England will promote the brand across her social media channels and at live events. She’s also an active player on the app and, according to the promo video (below), she’s already won three satellite tickets.
— ClubGG (@ClubGG_Poker) September 26, 2022
The journey from relative obscurity to ClubGG ambassador is the latest in a growing list of firsts for England. She learned how to play poker in college and dabbled in live events for a few years while working an insurance job. A trip to Las Vegas soon took her career in a different direction.
England writing her own Moneymaker story
A deep run in one of the Aria’s daily tournaments gave England the confidence to play more live events. She went full-time as a poker pro in 2021 and parlayed her newfound confidence into a third-place finish in the 2021 MSPT Iowa main event.
The $73,782 she won in Iowa was enough to propel England into bigger events and, just two months later, she won almost $450K in the WPT Venetian DeepStack Championship.
More results followed and, while working with Poker Power as an advocate for women in the game, England was named the first-ever female MSPT Player of the Year.
Representing ClubGG is the latest step in England’s meteoric rise and should, the platform hopes, resonate with people who use GGPoker’s subscription-based app.