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Donna Amo
Posted on 25 Jun, 2022
By Donna Amo
On 25 Jun, 2022
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By Donna Amo
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List Of All Female Poker Players Who Won WSOP Bracelets


The World Series of Poker (WSOP) has a special place in the hearts of poker players as it is the most prestigious poker series in the world. One huge draw for players is the WSOP bracelet. The shiny gold band is lauded as one of the most sought-after rewards as it is a significant mark of a poker player’s skill and talent in the game. While many of the top bracelet winners have been men, over the years, female poker players have begun to take over the space.

For years, WSOP has been a melting pot of poker players coming from all around the world. Many of the bracelet winners have come from countries like France, Bulgaria, Russia, China, India, among others. Given that the series was mostly male dominated with a vast majority of WSOP bracelet winners being men, women were also given a platform to shine. 

In 1977, the first women-only event was introduced in the form of the $100 buy-in Stud Poker tournament. The event was won by Jackie McDaniels who became the first ladies champion. She won one of the smallest first place prizes ($5,580) in the history of WSOP.

Following her, many more women have gone on to clinch WSOP bracelets ever since. Some like Vanessa Selbst, Barbara Freer, Nani Dollison, and Kristen Bicknell have managed to clinch not one but three WSOP bracelets in their careers. In the list is Nikita Luther, who is the only Indian woman player to win a WSOP bracelet and was the second to ship the event. Here’s a little more information about some of the notable players in the list.

Nikita Luther

Back in 2018, Nikita Luther made history when she became the second Indian poker player to clinch a WSOP bracelet. She is also the first woman poker player from India to do so. The WSOP tournament she won was the $1,000 Tag Team No-Limit Hold’em in which she partnered up with another well-known player Nipun Java. They won $175,805 in prize money which was split between the two. They emerged victorious from a field of 1,032 entries.

Nikita Luther

Luther is also representing Spartan Poker, one of India’s top online poker sites, as a Spartan Poker Pro. Besides her WSOP win, she has shipped multiple live titles on her home turf like the India Poker Championship (IPC) No-Limit Hold’em – Ladies Event in 2015 for $672 and the Deltin Poker Tournament (DPT) 15K Deep Dive for $9,531. She currently has total live earnings worth $360,271, according to Hendon Mob.


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Vanessa Selbst

While Vanessa Selbst is no longer a professional poker player, during her career run she was one of the top female pros. She is also one of the few women who have had multiple WSOP bracelets to their name. Her first WSOP bracelet was in 2008 when she shipped the $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha for $227,933. In 2012, she won her second bracelet in the $2,500 10-Game – Six Handed event for $244,259 and her third and final bracelet was in 2014 where she clinched the $25,000 No-Limit Hold’em – Mixed Max for a top cash prize of $871,148.

Selbst had a very lucrative poker career and according to Hendon Mob, has accumulated total live earnings worth $11,906,246. She is also the only woman to ever reach the number one ranking in the world on the Global Poker Index. Her best live cash came when she shipped the Partouche Poker Tour (PPT) Main Event in September for $1,823,430.

Annette Obrestad

Even though Annette Obrestad shipped only one WSOP bracelet in her career, she won a whopping £1,000,000 (~ $2.1 Million at the time of the event) in prize money for it. She achieved this feat at the WSOP 2007 Europe where she clinched the inaugural WSOP Europe Main Event. With this win she also had the highest single-event cash by female poker player, the previous record being held by Annie Duke. Obrestad’s win came just a day before her 19th birthday, making her 18-years-old when she shipped the event. She also ranks 2nd in the Norwegian All-Time Money List, according to Hendon Mob.

List Of All Female Poker Players Who Won WSOP Bracelets

Barbara Enright

Among the list of women WSOP bracelet winners, poker pro Barbara Enright has one of the most successful poker careers. She was the first woman player to add three WSOP bracelets to her name. Her first WSOP title came when she won the Women’s Seven-Card Stud for $16,400 in 1986. The second was in 1994 when she once again shipped the Women’s Seven-Card Stud for $38,400 and the third in 1996 when she clinched the Pot Limit Hold’em for $180,000.

List Of All Female Poker Players Who Won WSOP Bracelets

She is also famously known for being the only female poker player (as of 2021) to have made it to the final table of the $10,000 WSOP Main Event. She’s the editor-in-chief of the Woman Poker Player magazine and an ambassador of Poker League of Nations, the world’s largest women’s poker organisation.  

List of female poker player who won WSOP bracelets:                                                   

  • 1977 – Jackie McDaniels – $100 Ladies’ Seven Card Stud – $5,580
  • 1978 – Terry King – $200 Ladies’ Seven Card Stud – $10,080
  • 1979 – Barbara Freer – $400 Ladies’ Seven Card Stud – $12,720
  • 1980 – Deby Callihan – $400 Ladies’ Seven Card Stud – $14,880
  • 1981 – Ruth Godfrey – $400 Ladies’ Seven Card Stud – $17,600
  • 1982 – June Field – $500 Ladies’ Seven Card Stud – $16,000
  • 1982 – Vera Richmond – $1,000 Limit Ace-to-Five Draw – $38,500
  • 1983 – Carolyn Gardner – $500 Ladies’ Seven Card Stud – $16,000
  • 1984 – Karen Wolfson – $500 Ladies’ Seven Card Stud – $15,000
  • 1985 – Rose Pifer – $500 Ladies’ Seven Card Stud – $18,500
  • 1986 – Barbara Enright – $500 Ladies’ Seven Card Stud – $16,400
  • 1987 – Linda Ryke-Drucker – $500 Ladies’ Seven Card Stud – $16,800
  • 1988 – Loretta Huber – $500 Ladies’ Seven Card Stud – $17,000
  • 1989 – Alma McClelland – $500 Ladies’ Seven Card Stud – $18,600
  • 1990 – Marie Gabert – $500 Ladies’ Seven Card Stud – $22,000
  • 1991 – Donna Ward – $500 Ladies’ Seven Card Stud – $28,200
  • 1992 – Shari Flanzer – $500 Ladies’ Seven Card Stud – $38,000
  • 1993 – Phyllis Kessler – $500 Ladies’ Seven Card Stud – $32,800
  • 1994 – Barbara Enright – $500 Ladies’ Seven Card Stud – $38,400
  • 1995 – Stala Brodie – $500 Ladies’ Seven Card Stud – $35,200
  • 1996 – Susie Isaacs – $500 Ladies’ Seven Card Stud – $42,000
  • 1996 – Barbara Enright – $2,500 Pot-Limit Omaha – $180,000
  • 1997 – Susie Isaacs – $500 Ladies’ Seven Card Stud – $38,000
  • 1997 – Linda Johnson – $1,500 Seven-Card Razz – $96,000
  • 1997 – Maria Stern – $1,500 Seven-Card Stud – $140,708
  • 1998 – Mandy Commanda – $500 Ladies’ Seven Card Stud – $40,000
  • 1999 – Christina Pie – $500 Ladies’ Seven Card Stud – $34,000
  • 2000 – Nani Dollison – $1,000 Ladies’ Limit Hold’em/Seven Card Stud – $53,200
  • 2000 – Jerri Thomas – $1,500 Seven-Card Stud – $135,825
  • 2000 – Jennifer Harman – $5,000 No-Limit Deuce-to-Seven Draw – $146,250
  • 2001 – Nani Dollison – $1,000 Ladies Championship – $41,130
  • 2001 – Nani Dollison – $2,000 Limit Hold ‘Em$441,440
  • 2002 – Catherine Brown – $1,000 Ladies Championship – $39,880
  • 2002 – Jennifer Harman – $5,000 Limit Hold ‘Em – $212,440
  • 2003 – Barb Brown – $1,000 Ladies’ 1/2 Hold’em, 1/2 Stud – $40,700
  • 2004 – Hung Doan – $1,000 Ladies Limit Hold ‘Em – $58,530
  • 2004 – Cyndy Violette – $2,000 Seven-Card Stud Hi-Lo Split – $135,900
  • 2004 – Kathy Liebert – $1,500 Limit Hold ‘Em Shootout – $110,180
  • 2004 – Annie Duke – $2,000 Omaha Hi-Lo Split – $137,860
  • 2005 – Jennifer Tilly – $1,000 Ladies No Limit Hold ‘Em – $158,335
  • 2006 – Mary Jones Meyer – $1,000 Ladies No Limit Hold ‘Em – $236,094
  • 2007 – Sally Boyer – $1,000 World Championship Ladies No Limit Hold’em$262,077
  • 2007 – Katja Thater – $1,500 Seven-Card Razz – $132,653
  • 2007 – Annette Obrestad – £10,000 World Championship No Limit Hold ‘Em – $2,013,733
  • 2008 – Svetlana Gromenkova – $1,000 Ladies No Limit Hold’em World Championship – $224,702
  • 2008 – Vanessa Selbst – $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha – $227,933
  • 2009 – Lisa Hamilton – $1,000 Ladies No Limit Hold’em World Championship – $195,390
  • 2010 – Vanessa Hellebuyck – $1,000 Ladies No Limit Hold’em World Championship – $192,132
  • 2011 – Marsha Wolak – $1,000 Ladies No Limit Hold’em World Championship – $192,344
  • 2012 – Yen Dang – $1,000 Ladies No Limit Hold’em World Championship – $170,587
  • 2012 – Vanessa Selbst – $2,500 10-Game – Six Handed – $244,259
  • 2013 – Kristen Bicknell – $10,000 Ladies No Limit Hold’em Championship – $173,922
  • 2013 – Dana Castaneda – $1,000 No-Limit Hold ‘Em – $454,207
  • 2013 – Loni Harwood – $1,500 No-Limit Hold ‘Em – $609,017
  • 2014 – Haixia Zhang – $10,000 Ladies No Limit Hold’em Championship – $153,470
  • 2014 – Vanessa Selbst – $25,000 No-Limit Hold ‘Em – Mixed Max – $871,148
  • 2015 – Jacquelyn Scott – $10,000/$1,000 Ladies No Limit Hold’em Championship – $153,876
  • 2015 – Carol Fuchs – $1,500 Dealers Choice Six Handed – $127,735
  • 2015 – Loni Harwood – $10,000 Circuit National Championship – $341,599
  • 2016 – Courtney Kennedy – $10,000/$1,000 Ladies No Limit Hold’em Championship – $149,108
  • 2016 – Kristen Bicknell – $1,000 No-Limit Hold ‘Em – $290,768
  • 2016 – Safiya Umerova – $1,500 No-Limit Hold ‘Em Shootout – $264,046
  • 2017 – Heidi May – $10,000/$1,000 Ladies No Limit Hold’em Championship – $135,098
  • 2017 – Liv Boeree – $10,000 Tag Team No-Limit Hold ‘Em Championship – $136,982
  • 2018 – Jessica Dawley – $10,000/$1,000 Ladies No Limit Hold’em Championship – $130,230
  • 2018 – Nikita Luther – $1,000 Tag Team No-Limit Hold ’em – $87,902
  • 2019 – Jiyoung Kim – $10,000/$1,000 Ladies No Limit Hold’em Championship – $167,308
  • 2019 – Sue Faber – $500 No-Limit Hold ‘Em Salute to Warriors – $121,161
  • 2020 – Kristen Bicknell – $2,500 No-Limit Hold ‘Em 6-Handed – $356,412
  • 2020 – Nahrain Tamero – $1,000 No-Limit Hold ‘Em Championship – $310,832
  • 2020 – Thi Truong – $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha – $215,938
  • 2020 – Melika Razavi – $1,050 Beat the Pros Bounty – $239,180
  • 2021 – Leo Margets – $1,500 The Closer – $376,850
  • 2021 – Lara Eisenberg – $10,000/$1,000 Ladies No Limit Hold’em Championship – $115,694
  • 2022 – Katie Kopp – $500 Casino Employees No-Limit Hold’em – $65,168
  • 2022 – Jessica Teusl – $10,000/$1,000 Ladies No Limit Hold’em Championship – $166,975

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