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PostHeaderIcon Women in Poker: Top 10 Players

Why is the percentage of women playing online poker contests higher than in live poker contest? Surely, there must be some good female role models somewhere. After all, is poker not a glamorous game as to attract top women talents? There are no reasons why women can’t be both glamorous and still play a good game of poker. The stereotype that good looking women are weaker opponents should be done away with as showing intelligence and glamour is a woman’s finest endeavor. All top women poker players are found online and they are hardly any who participates in physical live poker tournaments to warrant a lot of attention.

Nevertheless, the free online poker tournaments have provided the women with an opportunity to practise without gamble and them being the sensible sex, they have taken this opportunity to practise without taking any risk. Some of the top female poker players are:

Jennifer Harman
While she is a great beauty to reckon with, she is as fierce as a tigress at the poker table. With 2 World Series Poker bracelets and over one million dollars in poker tournament earnings, she is considered one of the best poker players in the world, gender notwithstanding.

Jennifer Tilly
She is born to a Chinese father and an Irish- Canadian mother. Jennifer is an actress who has been blessed with both exotic beauty and the ability to play top notch poker. She became the first non-poker celebrity to win a World Series of Poker bracelet.

Jennifer Leigh
Nicknamed, “Jennicide”, she is a computer geek, all-rounder, and a top poker player. She finished 5th in the Poker Royale: Battle of Ages series and finished in the money in the Caribbean Poker Adventure in the 2006 World Poker Tour.

Cyndy Violette
As talented as she is beautiful, this poker enigma has a World Series of Poker bracelet in the 7 card Stud High-Low Split Event. Furthermore, she has amassed a career earnings of over $650,000 and has an impressive twenty one money finishes.

Erin Ness
She works as a photo assistant for Maxim Magazine when she is not playing poker. She graduated from Georgetown University and she is the 3rd highest placed women in the 2004 World Series of Poker event.

Clonie Gowen
She won the title Miss Teen Oklahoma at the age of fifteen and now, she is a savvy poker veteran mother of two kids who has a career earning of over $300,000.

Kristy Gazes
She has a talent for all types of card games and was formerly married to a professional poker player Bill Gazes. She has been a poker player since 1986 and her biggest payout in a single play is $250,000.

Evelyn Ng
She is Canadian and has a career earning exceeding $375,000. If you watch Criss Angel’s Mindfreak, you would have spotted her in one of the episodes as a professional poker player.

Isabelle Mercier
Nicknamed “No Mercy”, she is well known for her model-like beauty and hard-nosed poker playing style. Her career earning amounts to more than $500,000 and she is a Team PokerStars member.

Vanessa Rousso
Up to date, her career earnings exceed $360,000 and she is a member of Team PokerStars.

Online, the women have made a real impact while playing poker by winning big time as can be witnessed above. Meanwhile, they need to pull up their socks when it comes to live tournaments as these tournaments are still relatively churning out a majority of male winners.


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