It is now a reality that women can be just as good at the poker table as their male counterparts and there are several great examples for skeptics. Liv Boeree is among the most popular female poker players out there and it comes as no surprise that she was the star of the 2011 WPT Invitational. A formidable opponent at both cash tables and tournaments, Liv brilliantly combines social events with poker tournaments and 2013 was an amazing year for her.
She won minor tournaments and ended up on a positive note at cash tables online, while finding the time to lead the British team in a charitable event. Kimberly Lansing is better known for her TV appearances but poker players had to take her seriously after featuring in prominent poker shows. Vanessa Rousso is another player who combines great looks with amazing poker skills and she was on the verge of winning the WPT’s Five Diamond World Poker Classic.
There was no shame in being eliminated by Antonio Esfandiari the winner of the massive highrollers event in Las Vegas and all the best poker players in the world. One of the fastest rising stars is Vanessa Selbst who recently won the Paratouche Poker Tour main event in Cannes. 2012 was an equally impressive year for her and she made a reputation for herself by winning both the PokerStars NAPT Mohegan Sun and the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure in 2013.
She is very passionate about poker and seems to be an excellent teacher, at least if we are to base our assumptions on the popularity of her coaching website Deuces Cracked. Although she doesn’t go to great length to teach other poker players how to improve, Annette Obrestad’s example is inspiring for younger players. She won the WSOPE Main Event Championship when she was 19 years old and proved to the world that it wasn’t a fluke, by winning several other cash game events and tournaments since then.