Several factors were taken into account to determine who makes it onto this list of The Greatest Female Poker Players. These include earnings from live tournaments, other online earnings, and general accomplishments in Poker. This could mean company sponsorship, carving out a special niche in Poker history, or making it a little easier for the next female player to take her place at the table.
Selbst is a legend of the Poker table and stands as the player to have won the most Live Tournament Professional matches of all time. She’s taken home US$12 million+ in tournament cash and remains the only woman to ever win three World Series of Poker bracelets in non-Ladies events.
Each of her WSOP bracelets came from open events from 2008 to 2014, with the last in a US$25 000 No-Limit Hold’em game for US$871 148.
Kathy Liebert has managed to get to the World Poker Tour Final Table round an extraordinary six times and additionally enjoyed a third-place finish in the Borgata Poker Open in 2005. Liebert also took home a WSOP bracelet in 2004 at the US$1 500 Limit Texas Hold’em Shootout and finished in the money at 47 WSOP games. Not to mention her incredible US$1 million Live Cash win in 2002.
Widely known as The Duchess of Poker, Annie Duke has had a storied career, not least because she’s Howard Lederer’s younger sister. Along with winning a WSOP bracelet in 2004, Annie has also won the WSOP Tournament of Champions, the 2010 National Heads-Up Poker Championship, 38 WSOP finishes, and four money finishes in the WPT.
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Liv Boeree got a foot in the Poker industry when she made an appearance on the UltimatePoker.com Showdown in 2005. Coached by Annie Duke, Dave Ulliott, and Phil Hellmuth, it should come as no surprise that she went as far as she did.
Boerre played and did onscreen reporting at the European Poker Tour, WSOP, and WSOP Europe events and remains the only female player with an ETP Championship win and a WSOP bracelet.
A Critical Juncture for Poker
More and more women are taking the game up since the global Poker boom of the 2000s, when the game became so much more accessible in both online and live settings. And it’s safe to say that, not only are more women playing Poker nowadays, they’re on a pretty equal footing with their male counterparts.
The fact that female celebrities like Cheryl Hines, Heather Graham, Jennifer Tilly, Mimi Rogers, and Shannon Elizabeth make no apologies for their love of the game and have great skill in their own right isn’t hurting the cause either.
The great thing about games like Poker is that the only player who has an advantage is the one with the most skill!