It’s a woman’s game
Real money players at Poker Stars – 10.5% female
Top Countries for female players*
- New Zealand 15.2%
- Canada – 13.8%
- Estonia – 12.3%
- China – 15.2%
- Romania – 13.8%
- Argentina – 11.5%
- Hungary – 13.9%
- Taiwan – 12.7%
- Colombia – 11.3%
- Australia – 13.9%
- Bulgaria – 12.6%
- France – 11.2%
Human rights activist, law graduate. The most successful female tournament player of all time with $7 million in love tournament winnings.
- Nationality: American
- Education: Political science degree, and graduated from Yale Law School in 2012.
- Favourite Sport: Tennis
- Hobbies: Cooking, Playing with my dogs
- Secret Weapon: Fearlessness
- Greatest Success: Beating Daniel Negreanu for $200 on the golf course and winning the WSOP 10-Game bracelet after learning the games in a short period of time.
- PokerStars name: V.Selbst
Adrenaline junkie who enjoys skydiving and bungee-jumping. Also produces her own dance music. Has more than $3 million in love tournament winnings.
- Nationality: Dual French / American
- Education: Economics and political science from Duke University
- Favourite Sport: Basketball
- Hobbies: Producing electronic dance music and DJing.
- Secret Weapon: Getting enough sleep to ensure my mind is sharp.
- Greatest Success: Winning the European Poker Tour High Roller Tournament in Monte Carlo for almost $1 million.
- PokerStars name: LadyMaverick
Heavy metal fan, physics graduate, model and TV presenter. Has more than $2 million in live tournament winnings.
- Nationality: British
- Education: First class degree in Physics with Astrophysics from Manchester University.
- Favourite Sport: Skiing and climbing
- Hobbies: Playing electric guitar
- Secret Weapon: None of my weapons are secret 🙂
- Greatest Success: Winning the European Poker Tour Sanremo Event for $1.7 million
- PokerStars Name: Liv Boeree
Learned to play while recovering from a motorbike accident. She started with play money, and went onto become on of Italy’s best female players.
- Nationality: Italian
- Education: Degree in medicine from La Sapienza University of Rome.
- Favourite Sport: Board sports (snowboarding, surfing, windsurfing)
- Hobbies: Extreme sports and cats
- Secret Weapon: My Eyes
- Greatest Success: First woman in Europe to become supernova Elite – the highest status for an online player at Pokerstars.
- PokerStars Name: CatSniper84
Fastest Growing Countries for Real Money Female Players**
- Bulgaria – 23.8%
- Estonia – 23.7%
- Taiwan – 22.8%
- Hungary – 21.9%
- Romania – 21.1%
- Latvia – 20.4%
- Venezuela – 19.2%
- France 19%
- Colombia – 17%
- Philippines – 16.9%
- Czech Rep. – 16.4%
- Belgium – 16.1%
- Canada – 16%
- Italy – 16%
*PokerStars active real money players January 2013
** New female players registered at PokeStars during January 2013
Women’s All-Time Money List: http://pokerdb.thehendonmob.com/ranking/137