Women in Poker and Fantastic Ladies in Poker (FLIP) communities are celebrating and supporting all female poker players, and so are we. There seems to be kind of a breakthrough this year with numerous great results and if only few years ago, Kristen Bicknell was dominating female GPI player of the year leaderboard, the fight for the title is now much closer and includes more poker players.
Just in the last few weeks we saw four big wins from women in poker, including three WSOP Circuit Rings awarded!
Angela Jordison tops female GPI POY 2022
yeah, sex is cool, but have you ever been on a HEATER?!? pic.twitter.com/PK1uX6W1cg— Angela Jordison (@Angelajordison) August 27, 2022
As you can deduct from a tweet above, Jordison is having one hell of a year 2022 that was topped of just recently with a win in $500k WPT Legend of Poker side event for $84,400. Her last five tournament results are really impressive as they are all five-figure scores.
She concluded WSOP Main Event in 175th place for $53,900, came 5th in Mid-States Poker Tour Main Event for $46,458, had two final table finishes at WSOPC in Cherokee for $37,838 and $17,184, and finished August with a mentioned WPT win.
Her best career result came in this year’s WSOP $1,000 NLHE Event #17 with a third-place finish and $151,544 money prize. After the next update, Angela will be at the top of female GPI poker player of the year race, ahead of Cheris Andrews, Christina Gollins, Kristen Bicknell and Jessica Vierling.
Rania Nasreddine defeats huge crowd for her first WSOP Circuit ring
The World Series of Poker Circuit returned to the Hard Rock Tulsa for a third stop of the 2022 Circuit season where more than $2 million in prizes was awarded during the two-week series. 13 rings were up for graps in open events and two of them were won by female poker players.
Rania Nasreddine won Event #3 $400 NL Hold’em for $60,380 and her first WSOP gold circuit ring. Tournament had four starting flights and 1,158 entries. Rania came into the final table with a slight chip lead and manoeuvred herself great among past WSOP ring winners.
One of them was Mark Martin, who she defeated heads-up to claim her first WSOPC title. "Though ring is nice, it's more about finding a place where I can challenge myself and spend time with my friends," said Nasreddine after her achievement. "Who doesn't want a ring or a bracelet? It's nice. I want to excel, whatever that means."
Jessica Vierling’s pocket fives revenge
Second female WSOP Gold ring during the Tulsa series went to Jessica Vierling, who defeated 163 players and pocketed $13,641 along her first ring. She held a commanding chip lead with 3 players left and the tournament finished shortly after, when she won with pocket fives against K9 of Byron Abernathy.
"Finally," said Vierling after the win. "I was wondering if it was ever going to happen." She was heads-up for the ring few years ago but lost that tournament with pocket fives, interestingly enough. "I don't want to focus on the trophies. I wasn't even thinking about the money today," she said. Well, this time, pocket fives ran in her favour!
Just a few days after her first WSOPC ring, 36-year-old poker pro finished 5th in the Main Event for $46,294.
ACR Pro Katie Lindsay wins first WSOPC Ring
ACR Team Pro Katie Lindsay won her first WSOP Circuit event online on WSOP.com, taking home $15,324, invitation to the Tournament of Champions and of course WSOP Gold Ring. She beat Ryan Depaulo Heads-Up, who finished second for $11,075.
Only few days later, Lindsay was close to her second ring in a week, but unfortunately for her she got knocked out in 4th place at WSOPC Main Event for $20,673. Katie was waiting for an opportunity like this since January 2021, when she was already heads-up for a gold WSOP ring during the Super Series. On the other side of a table was non other than her husband Chris Moorman, who took down the tournament and denied her the title.