Every year sees the emergence of more and more women poker players, showing the men in many cases that they can not only mix it with them but beat them more often than not too. We are going to list the five best women poker players of 2012.
It seems that year on year; Vanessa Selbst just gets better and better. She had another solid year, winning three events and consistently cashing for the full 12 months. She is actually ranked in the top five players by the GPI for 2012 and ranked as the best performing female.
She again won a bracelet at the WSOP by taking down Event 52 which was a 10 Game event, that paid her $244,259 and she also managed to cash in another four events at the series.
Despite not winning any major events in 2012, Lucille Cailly still sits in second place on the Women’s GPI rankings. She had a second place at the EPT Monte Carlo which gave her a score of €1,050,000 and she also managed a third place finish in a side event at the EPT Deauville.
She is now quickly being regarded as not only one of the best female players on the circuit but one of the best players in her very own right.
It may have been a year without any titles for Boeree in 2012, yet she is starting to become so much more consistent with her cashes. She managed to make the money on six major events in 2012 with her best finish being 18th in the WSOPE Main Event.
During her career she has now won more than $2 million and is recognised by the GPI as the third best woman player on current form.
2012 was quite easily the best year of Melanie Weisner’s short poker career, with her winning a WPT Johannesburg side event and finishing as runner up in the EPT Monte Carlo Grand Final. These results helped to push her career earnings up above the $500k mark and established her as one of the most feared female players on the scene.
In 2012 Galle Baumann burst onto the poker scene, with her first professional year seeing her cash in six events. What really brought her to the attention of the poker world was the fact that she just missed out on making the WSOP Main Event final table by just one place, finishing in 1oth for a score of $590,442.
She is yet to win a major event, yet that is surely only a matter of time. She took home a total of $644,159 in earnings during 2012 and will be looking to better that in 2013.