Best Female Professional Poker Players in 2019 November 7, 2019 Adrian Sterne https://top10pokersites.net

Best Female Professional Poker Players in 2019

Last Updated November 7, 2019 by Adrian Sterne

Top Poker PlayersAlthough poker is considered a “man’s game”, there are actually plenty of female players that appear on professional poker tournaments as well.

Since poker is not a physical competition in any way but rather an intellectual one, both male and female players are allowed to compete alongside each other.

In this article, we decided to name some of the most successful female poker players in the world today. By reading through this page, you will be able to learn the following:

  • Who the best poker women on the planet are
  • How much money these female players earned over the course of their careers
  • Which prestigious poker tournaments were won by women
  • Extensive career details about each player on our list.

So, without further ado, let’s see which female poker players are the best of the best.

Maria Lampropulos

Maria Lampropulos

Age:
38
Country:
Argentina
Total live earnings:
$3,155,904
Tournaments won:
6
Best live cash:
$1,255,004
Twitter profile:
@MLampropulos

Although she is one of the oldest players that we mentioned here, Maria Constanza Lampropulos started winning live poker money only in 2014.

However, her biggest successes came in 2017 at the PartyPoker Millions in Nottingham, as well as in 2018 when she took the main prize at the PokerStars Carribean Adventure in the Bahamas.

Maria is also 3rd on the all-time Argentinian money list.

Loni Harwood

Loni Harwood

Age:
30
Country:
United States
Total live earnings:
$3,158,918
Tournaments won:
10
Best live cash:
$609,017
Twitter profile:
@Luscious_Lon

Loni Harwood had first appeared on the professional circuit in 2008, but it wasn’t until 2012 that she started making some real success.

Her best performance was recorded in 2013 in Las Vegas when Loni won WSOP No-Limit Hold’em and became the second female player ever to reach three final tables and win one.

Her last notable success came in 2017 when she finished third in the No-Limit Hold’em High-Roller event in Hollywood.

Joanne Liu

Joanne Liu

Age:
54
Country:
Taiwan
Total live earnings:
$3,284,640
Tournaments won:
28
Best live cash:
$600,000
Twitter profile:
@jjliu9065

With over 20 years in pro poker, J.J. Liu is one of the most experienced players on our list. This Taiwanese born Californian is known for her eccentric fashion statements, but also her skilful game, as she has won dozens of tournaments over her long career.

With over 100 final table finishes, Liu has made a great career for herself, but she continues to visit poker tournaments all over the world even today, and she already has two titles in 2019.

Vanessa Rousso

Vanessa Rousso

Age:
36
Country:
United States
Total live earnings:
$3,554,328
Tournaments won:
8
Best live cash:
$700,160
Twitter profile:
@VanessaRousso

Vanessa Rousso hasn’t been playing much in the last few years, but her career still deserves to be mentioned on our list. She had multiple six-figure money finishes on some of the most prestigious tournaments in the past decade.

The biggest single live cash win she had to date was in 2009 at the European High Roller Championships in Poland, where she took home a little over $700k.

Liv Boeree

Liv Boeree

Age:
35
Country:
United Kingdom
Total live earnings:
$3,852,996
Tournaments won:
5
Best live cash:
$1,698,300
Twitter profile:
@Liv_Boeree

Nicknamed the “Iron Maiden”, Liv Boeree is one of the most successful female poker players of all time.

Although she played and won a lot of tournaments over her decade-long career, Liv’s biggest success came on the EPT San Remo in 2010 where she won a little under $1.7 million, which is almost half of her total career earnings. She is currently one of the only four ladies that won an EPT live event.

Maria Ho

Maria Ho

Age:
36
Country:
United States
Total live earnings:
$3,931,406
Tournaments won:
7
Best live cash:
$540,020
Twitter profile:
@MariaHo

Born in Taiwan, Maria Ho is one of the most experienced active female poker players in the world. She made her first big success on the 2007 WSOP in Las Vegas where she finished as a top female participant while taking home almost $250,000.

Maria’s most notable win came in the LA Commerce High Roller event where she ended up with $276,690. She also finished second in the 2011 WSOP, which was her biggest live cash win.

Apart from playing poker, Maria who was inducted into WiPHoF in 2018 often works as a commentator on PokerStars live broadcasts.

Annette Obrestad

Annette Obrestad

Age:
31
Country:
Norway
Total live earnings:
$3,942,233
Tournaments won:
12
Best live cash:
$2,013,733
Twitter profile:
@Annette_15

Annette Obrestad stunned the poker world in 2007 when she won the WSOP in London and took home more than two million dollars, a sum that still counts as more than half of her total career earnings.

Although you can argue that this was a beginner’s luck for the young Norwegian teenager, it turned out that it was no fluke, as she continued to win prestigious events in the following years, including the Poker Lounge in Cardiff and ETP London in 2010. Annette is currently second on the Norwegian all-time money list.

Annie Duke

Annie Duke

Age:
54
Country:
United States
Total career earnings:
$4,270,548
Tournaments won:
7
Best live cash:
$2,000,000
Twitter profile:
@AnnieDuke

Annie Duke has been absent from the poker scene in the last several seasons, but she was a force to be reckoned with in the past few decades.

Annie is best known for taking the No-Limit Hold’em Tournament of Champions in 2004 and walking away with $2 million in her pockets.

Her last big break was in 2010 when she won the NBC National Heads-Up Championship — the only woman to do so in the history of that tournament.

Kathy Liebert

Kathy Liebert

Age:
52
Country:
United States
Total career earnings:
$6,313,312
Tournaments won:
28
Best live cash:
$1,000,000
Twitter profile:
@pokerkat

Kathy Liebert is one of the most experienced poker players that’s still active, stepping on the scene for the first time in 1994.

The most she has won was one million US dollars at the Party Poker Millions in 2002.

Over the last two and a half decades, Kathy has collected more than $6 million from poker tables around the world, earning her the spot in the top 100 on the American all-time money list.

Vanessa Selbst

Age:
35
Country:
United States
Total career earnings:
$11,891,331
Tournaments won:
15
Best live cash:
$1,823,430
Twitter profile:
@VanessaSelbst

It should go without saying that Vanessa Selbst is the best female poker player of all time. The American took a two-year break from pro poker before returning to the table and finishing 14th in the WPT Borgata in September of 2019.

However, the most notable moment in her poker career was the first place at the Partouche Poker Tour in Cannes in 2010 when Vanessa won €1,300,000. She also won the NAPT in Uncasville two years in a row in 2010 and 2011, PCA 2013 in the Bahamas and $1 million Super High Roller Celebrity Shootout in Las Vegas in 2015.

Vanessa is currently the only female poker player in the top 100 on the all-time money list.

Conclusion

This list goes to show that women can be just as good as men in the game of poker. These ladies might be a minority crowd on poker tables, but they sure can bluff, call, raise, and go all-in at the right time.

If you feel like we missed some players out of our list, don’t hesitate to leave a comment and share your opinion on the matter. We love hearing from our readers and will make sure to reply promptly.

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