|#1||Liv Boeree||Play with Liv at PokerStars|
|#2||Kara Scott||Play with Kara at PartyPoker|
|#3||Lynn Gilmartin||Play with Lynn at WPT Poker / Paddy Power|
An Astrophysics grad from the University of Manchester, UK, Liv learnt poker under the tutelage of Phil Hellmuth on 2005 reality TV show UltimatePoker.com Showdown.
Propelled by that experience she began grinding at London's Gutshot Poker club and worked as a poker tournament reporter covering the European Poker Tour.
That same tour would be where she broke onto the poker scene, winning the 2010 San Remo main event for €1,250,000, the first woman to win an EPT. Shortly after Liv became a PokerStars Team Pro and went on to become one of the hottest women in poker in profit terms too.
As of late 2014 Liv's live MTT earnings total $2,470,216 and she ranks #384 on the Global Poker Index.
Liv was profiled by the Institute of Physics in the video below, discussing the role of women in poker.
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Hailing from Canada, beyond poker Kara is a gifted actress, presenter and sportswomen, first hosting a martial arts show with her background in Muay Thai.
Her competitive drive transferred perfectly to poker, becoming the face of Poker Night Live and presenting for Sky Poker, the European Poker Tour and hit show High Stakes Poker. Away from the felt she even produced and starred in Hollywood movie Sucker Punch.
In 2008 she won the PartyPoker Sports Star Challenge and a made deep run to 104th in the WSOP Main Event. This spurred her on to turn professional, and she defied critics with a runner 2nd place finish at the Irish Poker Open the following year, winning €312,600.
In 2009 Kara joned PartyPoker as a Team Party pro and ambassador.
As of late 2014 Kara's live MTT earnings total $638,574 and she ranks #2141 on the Global Poker Index.
Kara Scott discusses her unconventional upbringing and life before poker in the PokerNews interview below.
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Born in Ireland, Lynn moved to Australia as a baby, forming a love of travelling hopping back and forth between the two.
Graduating in marketing, she sought work experience at the Crown Casino Melbourne, and saw she could combine her love of travel with the poker industry.
Boldly moving out to Vegas, she became a PokerNews host and later took over from Kimberley Lansing as the World Poker Tour anchor, flying to high-roller poker events in tourism hotspots around the world.
As of late 2014 Lynn's live MTT earnings total $5,220 on the Global Poker Index, including a win at the LAPT Peru Ladies Event.
A hottest women in poker list shouldn't take anything away from women's accomplishments in the game. Beyond good looks, women are increasingly dominating at the poker tables, proving just as capable as their male counterparts - a thought echoed by Daniel Negreanu at the 2012 WSOP, dubbed 'Year of the Women':
Random thought: there are more strong/intelligentwoman in poker today both at the tables and on the media side than ever before.— Daniel Negreanu (@RealKidPoker) July 11, 2012
That series saw three final tables for female players in early events, a bracelet winner in Vanessa Selbst, and two women bubbling the Main Event final table.
By James Spillane, Rakeback.com Staff Writer
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