Zinno's had personal experience entering a male-dominated field before, and he's seen how things can change for the better over the years. When he studied chemical engineering in college, Zinno estimates the classes were 80 or 85 percent male. Nowadays, it's closer to 50 percent, he said. The fact that the shift occurred over a relatively short time frame gives him hope that poker could experience something similar. "I want to see more women play these things," he said. "I think it's just so good for the game. I think we're going to see that happen as poker goes on. But, if you had Kitty win, it increases the chances of that being more rapid."