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Ruthie Dugal Wins No Limits Women's Global Poker Tournament

The Free-to-Play Event Celebrating Women’s History Month Attracted A Field of 321 Entries


Ruthie DugalRuthie ‘Ruthie180’ Dugal has won the first-ever No-Limits Women’s Global Poker Tournament celebrating Women’s History Month. Dugal defeated a field of 321 entries in the free-to-play event put on by Poker Powher in conjunction with World College Poker and powered by PokerStars. The Lousiana resident was awarded a number of exciting prizes as the champion, including a vacation package to Cancun provided by, a one-hour lesson with two-time World Poker Tour main event champion Jonathan Little of, and an engraved trophy to commemorate her victory. For a full listing of the prizes, check out the WCP’s official website.

This event kicked off on Mar. 27, 2021 and played down to a winner that same day. By the time the 321-entry field was narrowed to just nine players remaining, Dugal sat in the middle of the pack as the final table began, while Lori ‘C510Flygirl’ Fussell held the lead. The live streaming coverage of the action was hosted by Melanie Weisner and Clayton Fletcher, with Alec Rome acting as the MC. Recent PokerStars Sunday Million 15th Anniversary event winner Vanessa Kade joined the broadcast to discuss her huge $1.5 million victory.

Dugal won a massive pot without showdown during four-handed action to take the lead. She further extended that advantage by knocking out Fussell in fourth place with a tens full of sixes beating out Fussell’s sixes full of tens on a double-paired board. With that Dugal took a sizable lead into three-handed play and never looked back.

In the final hand of the event, Dugal raised to 600,000 with QSpade Suit8Club Suit on the button and Kathy ‘Safarigirl2020’ Schleen three-bet to 1,000,000 from the big blind holding AHeart SuitKClub Suit. Dugal called and the flop came down QClub Suit10Diamond Suit9Club Suit. Schleen moved all-in for just shy of 1.6 million and Dugal called with top pair. Schleen picked up some more outs on the 4Club Suit turn, but the 8Heart Suit river secured the pot and the title for Dugal.

Sponsors of this event included Card Player Media,, RedChipPoker, PokerStars, PLOQuickPro, Poker League of Nations, PokerPowher, Women’s Poker Association, Run Good Gear, Suited Poker Gear, Gosha’s Organics: Conscious Nutrition. Several top players offered coaching sessions as prizes, including Jonathan Little of, World College Poker’s head coach Alex Fitzgerald, WSOP bracelet winner Linda Johnson, 2009 WSOP main event champion Joe Cada, 2004 WSOP main event champion Greg Raymer, 2003 WSOP main event champion Chris Moneymaker, and Jennifer Shahade, who will coach the winner in either poker or chess. The final nine will all receive a year’s subscription to Card Player. Once again, a full listing of the prizes awarded to the top ten finishers can be found on World College Poker’s official website.

The full final table broadcast can be found below:

Here are the results from the final table:

Place Player
1 Ruthie ‘Ruthie180’ Dugal
2 Kathy ‘Safarigirl2020’ Schleen
3 Morgan ‘morganu96’ Urbanovsky
4 Lori ‘C510Flygirl’ Fussell
5 Sarah ‘schadwell74’ Chadwell
6 msmortimer59’
7 Keiko ’hoopsterky ’ Yoshimine
8 Kristen ‘ochamster’ Hammer
9 Joanne ‘MauiJo’ Milne