Who says only men can play poker? Female poker players like Cyndy Violett, Barbara Enright, and Linda Johnson dared to get into this club way back and the world has seen many beloveds since then. You can win fortunes in poker as long as you are good at it. We bring you a list of 5 best female poker players in the world. We have compiled facts from various sources citing their winning amounts and uniformity in their overall career.
Born in White Plains, New York, Vanessa Rousso is an American professional poker player and was a member of Team PokerStars from 2006 to 2015. She has won over $3,500,000 in her poker career. She is listed among the top five women in terms of winning money in poker. She has also appeared on Big Brother, a US-based reality television show.
Loni Harwood is a professional poker player and has won two World Series of Poker Circuit events in 2012. She has also won a World Series of Poker bracelet in the 2013 World Series of Poker. Her winning of $609,017 is the highest payout to a woman in any Las Vegas event in World Series of Poker history. Loni Harwood won the 2015 WSOP U.S. National Championship for her second career bracelet.
Jennifer Harman is from Nevada and has won two World Series of Poker bracelets in open events joined by Vanessa Selbst in 2012. She has engraved the limit Hold’em chapter for Super System II and has appeared on the GSN series High Stakes Poker and on the NBC series Poker After Dark.
Annette Obrestad is the youngest poker player to ever win a World Series of Poker bracelet at the age of 19 during the World Series of Poker Europe (WSOPE). She is a Norwegian poker player. She won over $500,000 on Pokerstars and her total live tournament winnings exceed $3.9 million.
Victoria Coren Mitchell
Based out of London, Coren Mitchell is a professional poker player. She was the first player to win two European Poker Tour Main Events (EPT Sanremo 2014 and EPT London 2006). She was also a member of Team PokerStars Pro. Coren Mitchell was named to the Women in Poker Hall of Fame in 2016.
Vanessa K. Selbst
Vanessa Selbst has won over 10 million dollars in live poker tournament earnings. She is the only female to win three WSOP bracelets in open field events. She became the highest earning female in the poker history when won the PCA high roller for $1.4m. She is a member of Team Pokerstars Pro under the username “V. Selbst”.