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10 The Most Recognized Canadian Female Poker Players

Poker is a card game that allows you to win money. Each player will have to combine five cards and bet their money. The goal is to get the strongest combination. This type of game is based on "bluffing" or deceiving the opponent into giving up with a bigger bet or with winning combinations. There are several types of pokers such as Texas Hold’em, Royal, etc. Each type of game has its own rules. With the advent of online casinos, it is now possible to play poker without leaving home. But online poker also has its advantages and disadvantages – let’s find out which one!

Is Classic Poker Going to Disappear?

The number of virtual platforms for online games is increasing more and more. Players can now play and win in the top-rated video poker casinos with an internet connection at home without having to travel far. However, this does not risk tarnishing the reputation of classic casinos. Although the rules remain the same, it is a world of its own compared to online poker. In a casino, the feeling remains more intense. With the fact of holding real cards, having your opponents in front of you and also hitting the chips with every bet, then everything becomes important. The growth of online gaming platforms will never affect casinos, as it depends on player preferences (live or remote).

Offline or online, poker is an interesting game for sure. Two decades ago, the game was synonymous with men but today, many female players can compete with professional male players in various globally recognized online casinos which offer anyone to gain a big sum. So, please welcome The Top 10 Canadian Female Poker Players according to our version.

Kristen Bicknell

She is an Ontario native and played poker for the first time in her freshman year of college. It seems that the first experience made her obsessed, because since then she has continued to play poker regularly. Fortunately, she has a lot of support from her family and friends. At 34, she has made her name in the world of poker by winning her first World Series of Poker bracelet for a total earning of $173,922 and in 2016, in a Hold'em event, she was entitled to $290,768. As if that weren't enough, last year she earned her third World Series of Poker bracelet along with a prize pool of $5,434,472.

Xuan Liu

Despite her Chinese name, this woman is a native of Ontario. Just like Bicknell, Xuan Liu was first introduced to poker when she was studying at the University of Waterloo. She played poker for the first time online and in 2007, she started participating in live poker tournaments. Since 2010, she started playing seriously and won many titles, including third place in the Main event of the 2011 European Poker Tour where she was entitled to €360,000, and sixth place in the Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo tournament and earned $29,985.

Isabelle Mercier

She is a Quebec native and has played poker before the two women above. After graduating from the University of Montreal, she moved to France to continue her legal education. But the move didn't stop her from playing poker. She has won the World Poker Tour Ladies Invitational in 2004 and has grossed no less than $834,683.

Kara Scott

The woman is an 888Poker ambassador. A Calgary native, she moved to England in 1999 but it wasn't until three years later that she made her foray into the world of professional Poker. Scott has many accomplishments and perhaps the most notable is the fact that she is the only woman to "master" two World Series Poker Main Events consecutively, 2008 and 2009.

Carla Sabini

Her private life is rarely exposed but this Montreal woman has amassed around $500,000 and was confirmed at number 163 of the Canada All Time Money List.

Louise Francoeur

Just like Sabini, Francoeur is "mysterious." However, she is a great poker player from Montreal and has placed 161 on the Canada All Time Money list. Having raised a total of $644,219, she is remembered for her successful run of $49,108 in the No-Limit Hold'em Main Event Championship.

Evelyn Ng

The Toronto woman started playing poker at a young age and it seems she started her adventure inspired by her hobby at the age of 14 playing billiards for money. Aged 17 she started studying poker and in 2003, she won her first title, finishing second in the World Poker Tour Ladies Night Event. In 2006 she also won the No Limit Hold'em event in Las Vegas. Her total prize winnings are $377,191 (recorded in 2010).

Darlene Lee

The Vancouver woman has many accomplishments in the world of poker, one of which was her 2016 win at Bet 47 in the $1,500 Summer Solstice No-Limit Hold'em event. In the event she took 39th place. Her biggest bonus so far was $52,141 when she played in the 2014 World Series of Poker game.

Thi Hoa Nguyen

The Toronto woman of Vietnamese descent has yet to win a single WSOP bracelet but she has bagged over $300,000 from live tournaments.

Gillian Epp

Initially the Vancouver woman played Poker to support her hobby of traveling to various countries around the world. She started her career as a Poker dealer and is currently on the rise. Today she is a top writer for various magazines covering poker tips and tricks.

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