Top Women Poker Money Earners of 2015

Top Women Poker Money Earners of 2015 Poker would not be the same without the women who compete in the traditionally male dominated game, and in so doing help to raise the profile amongst a more widespread and inclusive audience. So without further ado, here are the top female tournament money earners of 2015:
Vanessa Selbst
It will come as little surprise that Vanessa Selbst once more headed this year’s money list. After all, the 31 year-old Brooklyner is the women’s all-time money earner with $11,727,177 in winnings, which also places her at number 23 on poker’s overall money list. Furthermore, having racked up $1,112,780 in winnings throughout 2015, Selbst has now collected the title for three years in a row, although this year’s earnings were roughly half that of her previous years. Accounting for the bulk of her winnings this year was victory at the $100k Super High Roller Celebrity Shootout in Las Vegas for $1 million.
Kelly Minkin (photo)

The second biggest women’s money earner of 2015 was another US player, namely Kelly Minkin. In 2013, Minkin finished runner-up at the $1k Arizona State Poker Championship for $151,983, but her results had subsequently been no more than four figures until 2015. This year, Minkin then managed to rack-up an impressive $912,210 in winnings, including in February finishing 3rd at the $3,500 WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open for $262,912. In July, she continued her breakout year by an incredible run at the $10k WSOP Main Event, eventually finishing as the last woman standing in 29th for a $211,821 payday.
Liv Boeree
UK pro Liv Boeree is number six on the Women’s All Time Money List, and in 2015 finished in 3rd place with $539,619 in winnings. This year the PokerStars sponsored pro cashed ten times from various locations around the world, including the Bahamas, Australia, Malta, and Canada. Boeree’s biggest score of the year, however, took place on Spanish soil after finishing the €25k EPT Barcelona High Roller in 3rd place for €391,000 ($449,383).
Women 2015 Money List
1st Vanessa Selbst $1,112,780
2nd Kelly Minkin $603,680
3rd Liv Boeree $539,619
4th Loni Harwood $516,910
5th Angelina Rich $409,432
6th Cate Hall $396,686
7th Natasha Barbour $385,732
8th Esther Taylor-Brady $314,696
9th Nancy Nguyen $269,986
10th Jessica Dawley $225,129
Women’s All Time Money List
1st Vanessa Selbst $11,727,177
2nd Kathy Liebert $5,989,765
3rd Annie Duke $4,270,548
4th Annette Obrestad $3,920,796
5th Vanessa Rousso $3,547,496
6th Liv Boeree $2,977,201
7th Joanne Liu $2,900,253
8th Jennifer Harman $2,707,477
9th V. Coren Mitchell $2,461,985
10th Sandra Naujoks $1,789,239

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