Ladies Top PokerStars 2010 Money ListDecember 28, 2010 9:17 am
Daniel Negreanu’s recently published an article entitled ‘PokerStars Team Pro 2010,’ in which he assesses the tournament performance of the sites pros throughout the year.
Negreanu also provides a top 40 money list for 2010 and one thing that automatically stands out is how well the site’s female players did compared to their male counterparts.
Firmly at the top of the list was Vanessa Selbst with $2,865,830 in live winnings for the year, followed by Liv Boeree in 2nd ($1,825,425), and Vanessa Rousso also managing to make the top ten in 9th spot with $616,514 in earnings for 2010.
Commenting on the great results for women’s poker, Daniel Negreanu wrote:
“Another thing I found interesting is how badly the PokerStars boys were outplayed by the women! Vanessa Selbst topped the list, while Liv Boeree had a big win at EPT San Remo and placed second on the list. Vanessa Rousso also had another solid, consistent year, finishing in 9th place on the team.”
“That’s three ladies in the top 10, and that’s pretty impressive considering the fact that women only make up approximately 5% of tournament fields.”
In fact, not only have these three ladies had an outstanding 2010, but they already find themselves in the top ten of Women Poker’s All Time Money List, behind Kathy Liebert currently in 1st place ($5,722,371) and Annie Duke in 2nd ($4,270,549).
The twenty-six year old Vanessa Selbst is now in 3rd place on the list, having accumulated $3,765,824 in winnings since cashing in at her first live tournament in July 2006. Negreanu also gives her the “breakout player of the year” award as her 2010 results have been largely responsible for rocketing her to such impressive heights.
Vanessa Rousso, 27, is not far behind in 5th ($2,998,953), while Liv Boeree, 26, now moves up to 8th spot with $2,055,011 in life time earnings.
Well done to these ladies on their latest achievements. Although Negreanu comments “It will be interesting to see which one of these three ladies can outdo the other in 2011,” it will be perhaps more interesting to see instead, which men will be able to catch these remarkable women players up come the New Year!