TOP best female poker players. Part 1
It is a mistake to believe that only men can be among the best poker players. It has long been proven that women can achieve significant results on an equal footing and sometimes even surpass. We bring to your attention the TOP best female poker players.
TOP best female poker players: a selection
Many female poker players make impressive moves and earn impressive prize money at tournaments. For example, most recently in WSOP 2020 at the game session on Unlimited Texas Hold’em, Nahrain Tamero won a gold bracelet and a prize of more than 310 thousand US dollars.
However, an interesting note: out of the total number of poker professionals, only 7% are women. But still, they are there. So let’s get acquainted with those who are among the TOP best female poker players.
10th place: Joanne Liu (JJ)
Joanne Liu, a player from Taiwan, opens the TOP best female poker players. She ranks second among the best poker players in her homeland. JJ never played poker until she moved to Silicon Valley in 1996 to work as a software engineer.
Of course, it would be a big omission to live there and never visit a casino. So Joanne took the opportunity. Poker pulled her into its gambling abyss, and since then, she has started participating in live tournaments. During the entire period of her poker career, she was able to earn more than $ 3.2 million.
In 2007, Joanne Liu took first place at the World Poker Tour Championship.
9th place: Maria Constanza Lampropulos
Hearing the name of Maria, it immediately becomes clear that she was born in Greece. She got her interest in poker from her boyfriend Ivan Luca – a professional poker player from Argentina.
Maria Lampropulos started playing in live poker tournaments in 2014, and yet, her total winnings for all this time is $ 3.3 million.
Maria Constanza became the first woman to win the Main Event of PokerStars Caribbean Adventure in the Bahamas in 2018. Its prize money amounted to 1.1 million US dollars.
8th place: Vanessa Rousso
Since the beginning of her professional career, which began in 2005, Vanessa Rousso has won more than $ 3.5 million. The list of her achievements includes 5th place at the final table in Unlimited Texas Hold’em in Antarctic City in 2006 with a starting buy-in of $ 1,500, and also a victory in the High Roller Championship European Poker Tour with a buy-in of 25,000 euros.
Now Vanessa does not take part in poker competitions so often. Her passion is to master new professions for herself. She has already worked as a lawyer, TV presenter and DJ.
7th place: Liv Boeree
Englishwoman Liv Boeree began her professional poker career in 2005 when she took part in the reality show Ultimate poker. Her poker mentors were Phil Hellmuth, Annie Duke and Dave Ulliott.
Liv is a champion of the WSOP and the European Poker Tour, as well as the first and only female poker player in history to win a World Series of Poker and EPT bracelet. In 2019, she ended her professional poker career, for which she won $ 3.8 million.
6th place: Annette Obrestad
Norwegian Annette Obrestad is better known on the YouTube platform as a popular beauty blogger, but she also boasts of her impressive poker winnings.
The day before her 19th birthday in 2007, Annette won the Main Event of the World Series of Poker in Europe; her prize money was $ 2 million. At the same tournament, she became the youngest poker player ever to win a WSOP bracelet.
Annette Obrestad currently ranks second in the Norwegian ranking of the best poker players in the country. In total, her income from poker tournaments is $ 3.9 million.
We have reached the middle of the ranking of the TOP best female poker players. The farther, the hotter, so we have told about the rest of the poker players in the second part of the selection.