Poker is not a “man’s game” anymore! Globally, women are showing their poker prowess in grand style and are consistently beating the best in the business to scoop tournaments as well as crush live tables. It’s been said that women are better intuitive players than men and the list below is a testament to that fact. Following is the top 10 Women’s All-time Money List.
1. Vanessa Selbst – $11,851,382
Vanessa Selbst leads the pack of the top all-time money list by quite a margin. There’s no debate over her dominance as the ‘first lady of poker‘. She might have retired now, but it’s going to take a lot of effort by someone to upstage her. She has 3 WSOP bracelets to her name as well as two WPT final tables finish.
2. Kathy Liebert – $6,223,469
Kathy Liebert from the United States is a poker veteran. She made her first final table in the WSOP Main Event way back in 1997. She also won a whopping $1,000,000 for her 1st place finish in the Party Poker Million tournament in 2002. She’s also cashed 4 times in WPT events. Her latest notable finish was in the $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em Main Event of WSOP 2017 for $40K.
3. Annie Duke – $4,270,548
Annie Duke is the only woman ever to win the NBC National Heads-Up Poker Championship. This was back in 2010 when she took down the tournament for $500,000. Though she has been absent from the poker scene since 2011, she’s still managed to remain 3rd on the all-time women’s list.
Her biggest win ever was in 2004 where she won the WSOP Tournament of Champions for $2,000,000.
4. Annette Obrestad – $3,942,232
Norwegian pro, Annette Obrestad made her mark in the poker circuit by winning the £ 10,000 + 350 World Championship No Limit Hold’em tournament of the inaugural World Series of Poker Europe in 2007 for £ 1,000,000 when she was just a teenager. She also won the 2010 Aussie Millions Poker Championship Main Event for A$ 175,000. In addition, she won the £ 5,000 + 250 No Limit Hold’em – Heads-Up in EPT London in 2010, plus she has a main event final table finish in EPT London along with multiple EPT cashes. Lastly, she has multiple top 100 finishes at WSOP.
5. Liv Boeree – $3,795,956
Liv Boeree, the poker genius from the UK has a degree in astrophysics and has won the Global Poker Index European Female Player of the year thrice. Her biggest win was in EPT San Remo in 2010 where she shipped the main event for € 1,250,000. She has a total of 12 flows of cash in WSOP. Her latest notable cash was a 10th place finish in the High Roller Event at the 2017 PokerStars Festival (London).
In addition to being a Team PokerStars Pro, Liv is also a TV presenter and author and the only female player in history to hold both a WSOP title and EPT championship at the same time. She’s also an active philanthropist and her charity Raising for Effective Giving has raised over $6,000,000 for various causes.
6. Vanessa Rousso – $3,554,327
Team PokerStars Pro, Vanessa Rousso has been missing from the poker scene since 2013, yet she’s still 6th on the all-time money list. In addition to being a brilliant poker player, she’s also a TV personality, DJ, pro-gambling activist and one of the most recognized female poker faces in the world. Her most impressive performance was at the EPT Grand Finale in Monaco in 2009 where she won the High Roller tournament for € 532,500.
She has 23 flows of cash in various WSOP events, the biggest being a second-place finish for $700,000 in the World Championship of Online Poker NL Hold’em Main Event in 2007 out of a field of 2998 entrants.
7. Joanne Liu – $3,230,438
Taiwanese, Joanne Liu is another stalwart of the poker industry and has been playing since the ’90s. She is the No. 1 ranked player on Taiwan All Time Money List. Her biggest payday was a 2nd place finish at the 2007 WPT Bay 101 Shooting Stars event for $600,000. Her next biggest win is the 4th place finish for ~$360,000 at the 2005 WPT Bellagio 5 Diamonds event. In all, she has amassed 10 flows of cash at WSOP, while 5 in WPT events.
8. Maria Constanza Lampropulos – $3,003,065
Argentinian, Maria Lampropulos started playing poker in 2014 and has been consistently winning and cashing in tournaments globally. Her biggest win was a mind-boggling £1,000,000 at the £ 5,000 + 300 No Limit Hold’em – PartyPoker MILLIONS Live tournament in 2017. She followed this up with a $1,081,100 payday by winning the $10,300 No-Limit Hold’em event at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure in 2018. She has cashed 17 times in WSOP events as well as a championship win and a final table finish in EPT events.
9. Maria Ho – $2,954,325
Taiwanese-American, Maria Ho caught the attention of the poker world back in 2007 when she was the last woman standing in the WSOP main event. She finished in 38th place out of 6,358 to win a hard-earned $237,865 for her efforts. Her biggest finish was in the $5,000 No Limit Hold’em event of WSOP 2011 where she came runners up for $540,000. Till date, she’s had 50 WSOP cashes with 3 final table finishes, 7 WPT cashes and 4 EPT cashes.
Besides having an illustrious poker career, Maria is also a commentator for WSOP and ESPN 360; she’s also actively involved in many charitable causes like The National Kidney Foundation, Road 2 Recovery, and the Ronald McDonald House.
10. Loni Harwood – $2,918,381
American-born, Loni Harwood is the winner of a WSOP bracelet as well as two WSOP circuit rings. Her biggest cash was a WSOP bracelet in the $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em tournament of WSOP 2013 for $609,017 where she ousted 2,541 entrants. This was a historic win as it made her the second woman (after Cyndy Violette) to make three final tables in a single WSOP and the first to win a bracelet in the same year.
Her other notable performances are: 3rd place finish in the $25,500 No-Limit Hold’em $1 Million GTD event of WPT SHRP Showdown for $348,000, 1st place finish in WSOPC National Championship – Invitational 2015 WSOP Circuit for $341,599 and a 4th place finish in the $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em event of WSOP 2013 $210,456.