Each and every week, the Global Poker Index (GPI) releases a list of the top tournament poker players on the planet using a formula that takes into account a player’s results over six half-year periods. This month, nothing much has changed in as far as the ranking is concerned – the overall Ladies Global Poker Index standings still have Kristen Bicknell, Maria Ho, and Maria Lampropulos at the top three spots. However, the same does not apply when it comes to the 2019 Ladies Player of the Year list where Kristen Bicknell and Sosia Jiang are still holding the first and second position respectively. There are also a few new faces on the Player of the Year top 10 listing.
Battling It Out for the Top
It is just three months into 2019 and there is definitely still more to come in the world of poker but the competition is already getting stiffer as poker players battle it out for the top spot in global rankings. The battle for the top female tournament players is one of the more interesting ones particularly because it is every bit as action-packed as you would expect of a high-profile poker tournament. Some notable grinders in this regard include:
The Malaysian poker pro has been playing on the tournament circuit regularly for just a little over a year and she is already becoming a force to reckon with in some of the biggest global poker tournaments. As it stands, the highest amount she has raked was $57,010 which was from a 120th position at the 2018 World Series of Poker Main Event. With a total of seven cashes, she currently sits at the fifth position of the Ladies Player of the Year list.
Best known for her prowess in pot-limit Omaha cash games, this Las Vegas-based poker pro has been a regular participant in both PLO and no-limit hold’em tournaments over the past couple of years and she has enjoyed quite a bit of success at those tables – enough to earn her the seventh spot on the Ladies Player of the Year list. 2019 has also been quite great for Liu. She already has two cashed in Venetian DeepStack events, four cashes at the Wynn as well as a cash at the PCA.
The Minnesota native has this year made three deep runs in mid-stakes tour main events with the most recent being the WSOP Circuit Rio Main Event where she emerged at the 15th spot out of a total of 952 entries. Her best cash, so far, was $45,198 for a third-place finish in the 2018 $1,100 buy-in MSPT Minnesota Main Event.
2019 Ladies Player of the Year Top 10
|Rank||Player||2019 GPI POY Score|
|5th||Natalie “Siew Po” Teh||569.22|
|7th||Sasha Hsiao Liu||550.89|