Top 2016 Female Poker Players of The Year

Top 2016 Female Poker Players of The Year
Jan 14, 2017 NEWS

Learning to play the game of poker may be the easiest task, but mastering the concept behind it is what separates a champion player from the rest. Let us take a look at some of the top female poker players of the year.

Vanessa Selbst

Vanessa has been playing the game of poker since a long period of time, and it was only in 2007 that she started hitting the headlines. That summer, she finished 8th in the WSOP ladies event, and followed it up by grabbing the 3rd position in the World championship Heads up No Limit Hold’em event at the WSOP. She never looked back after that, and has evolved into one of the top female poker stars, all the way up to 17th on the all-time money list for women. She completed her undergraduate degree from Yale University, and poker is her favorite pastime!

Kathy Liebert

Kathy has most of her winnings from open tournaments, and she is probably the most successful poker player in the history of the game. She started as a prop player in Colorado, and won the first limit poker tournament, Party Poker Million in 2002. She holds the record for making it to 5 World Poker Tour final tables. Following 3rd place WPT finish in 2008 and 4 WSOP cashes, she had a pay day worth $550,000 at the Shooting Stars Event in 2009. Currently in the 2nd place, her major winnings amount to more than $5,000,000.

Annie Duke

Annie grew up in a family who had the game of cards in their blood. She started playing poker in local poker rooms in order to pay for the home’s mortgage. In her first ever tournament, she ended up on the 13th place in the World Series of Poker at the Las Vegas. In a course of decade, she established herself as one of the top players in the world. Currently she serves as a consultant for the website Ultimatebet.com, given her vast poker skills and knowledge.

Annette Obrestad

Popular by the name Annette_15, Annette started her poker career at the age of 15, and she claims not to have deposited a single penny at any online poker site.  She made her initial bankroll by winning free roll tournaments. In 2008, she grabbed the 1st position in the Stars Sunday Hundred Grand, with a field of 20,000 players but a buy-in of only $11. She also claims to have played an entire tournament without taking a look at her cards, except in one case where she faced an all-in bet.  Her total live earnings as of today amounts to almost $4 million.

Live Boeree

Winner of the European Ladies Championship in 2008, Live Boeree was introduced to the game of poker in a reality TV show where she was one of the 5 participants. She literally fell in love with the game, and has since then grabbed several tournament wins around the world. She is known to have won a huge amount of €1.25M beating the largest field that has ever amassed in an EPT event. Her total live earnings as of now is more than $3 million.

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