In the early days of the family of card games that would later become the most famous in the world, women were noticeably absent. This began to change in the 1970s, and as the top 10 richest female Poker players demonstrate, women are now more than just a force to be reckoned with in the game.
The greatest female poker players of today point to a greater and brighter future for the game, which is encouraging to think about given that the first Women’s World Open was held in 2007.
- Loni Harwood
Loni Harwood, who is the daughter of professional player Joel Harwood, picked up the fundamentals of the game by merely observing her father play it online. 2012 was the year that she graduated from Albany University with a degree in finance.
In the same year, she won two World Series of Poker circuit rings, and the following year, she went on to win a bracelet in the World Series of Poker after making it to three final tables. Her cumulative winnings at this point equal to $2,923,298.00 US dollars.
- Maria Ho
Maria Ho, who is of Taiwanese and American descent, is now ranked ninth on the list of the 10 richest female poker players. Ho has been playing poker at a professional level for the past 15 years. When she finished 38th at the 2007 World Series of Poker and took home $237,865.00, Ho was first brought to the public’s attention.
She went on to play in five final tables during the World Poker Tour, had eight victories during the World Series of Poker in 2014, and finished sixth in a final table during the World Series of Poker Europe in 2017. In his career, Ho has won a total of 54 WSOP cash prizes. The sum of all of her prizes comes to around $2,994,845.00 US dollars.
- Maria Lampropulos
Maria Lampropulos, who was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, made her debut in the world of professional poker in the year 2014. She began her poker career by competing in No Limit Hold’em events, and she went on to win first place in Nottingham and then at Paradise Island.
As a result of this most recent victory, she has earned the distinction of becoming the very first female player to ever win the title at the main tournament. The sum of all of Lampropulos’ winnings is currently $3,012,771.00 USD.
- Joanne JJ Liu
Joanne Liu, who was just inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame, is one of the most successful female poker players of all time and currently ranks seventh in terms of profits. Liu was born in Taiwan, although she currently resides in the state of California, USA.
At the World Poker Tour Bay 101 tournament in 2004, she finished in second place overall. Her performance in the Five Diamond World Poker Classic the following year earned her a fourth-place finish. She finished in second place at the Bay 101 Shooting Stars competition in 2007. In 2017, Liu won one of the most impressive victories of her career when she came in first place at the US$1,100 No Limit Hold’em – 10 Hour Ironman event. Her cumulative winnings to this point amount to $3,230,438.00 in US currency.
- Vanessa Rousso
In 2013, Vanessa Rousso announced her retirement from the professional tour. Despite this, she continues to be one of the wealthiest female players in Poker.
2006, 2009, 2010, and 2011 were the years in which she achieved her most noteworthy victories, capping off a career that included a total of 2 WPT final tables and 17 WSOP money finishes. Her victory in the high-roller championship at the EPT Grand Final in Monaco in 2009 was the highlight of those accomplishments. Her total wins came to a whopping $3,554,327.00 US dollars.
- Liv Boeree
Liv Boeree is a professional player from the United Kingdom who also holds a degree in astrophysics. She is known by her nickname “the Iron Maiden.” Her first major victory came at the EPT Sanremo in 2010, although she has also excelled at the WSOP main events in Cannes and Las Vegas, as well as the high roller tournament at the PokerStars Festival in London. Her first major victory came at the EPT Sanremo in 2010.
One of the best female poker players in the world, she has raked in a total of $3,852,996.00 in winnings.
- Annette Obrestad
Norwegian When Annette Obrestad won more than $2 million at the first World Series of Poker event in 2007, she had not even reached her 20th birthday yet. She has also achieved tremendous success at the final tables of the European Poker Tour, the World Series of Poker major events, and even the Australian Millions in 2010.
Because of her overall winnings of $3,942,232.00 US Dollars, she came in fourth place.
Annie Duke, often known as the Duchess of Poker, has racked up an astounding number of victories in the game of poker. The World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet, the WSOP Tournament of Champions in 2004 (in which her brother Howard Lederer also participated), and the NBC National Heads-Up title in 2010 are some of her accomplishments.
Since she made history by becoming the first and only woman to ever win the Heads-Up championship, Duke has not participated in any live tournaments. She has a total of $4,270,549.00 in winnings, which places her among the top female Poker players in terms of wealth.
Kathleen Liebert, who goes by the name Kathy, is a local of the city of Nashville in the state of Tennessee. Her first appearance at a World Series of Poker final table was in 1997, and she has been a consistent participant in the series ever since.
Liebert is a true seasoned player who has consistently turned forth outstanding performances throughout her career. However, very few were as impressive as the one million dollar first prize that was awarded on the Party Poker cruise in the year 2002. Over the course of her career, she has amassed an astounding $6,236,222.00 in prize money.
Unquestionably the best female poker player in the world, currently a retired professional Vanessa Selbst has been victorious in the major events of the Partouche tour and the North American tour, and she also holds three bracelets from the World Series of Poker. She has also reached the final table of the WPT thrice.
Selbst, who was born in Brooklyn, New York, attended Yale University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in political science and a juris doctorate degree from the institution’s law school. With a total poker wins sum of US$11,851,382.00, she is undoubtedly one of the most successful players in the history of the game.