For long years the game of poker was considered to be a man’s game, while the women were intrinsically related to the figure of a housewife. That stereotype was shattered some times ago with the evolvement of the game. Nowadays, poker is accessible to everyone, regardless of gender, culture or any other factors. Even if so, it should be admitted that men are still the majority at the poker tables.
Since the boom of poker in 2003, more and more women started to open up the game and consequently appear on top of the leaderboard. As a matter of fact, the beautiful women have a great advantage in poker, as they have the misterious ability to distract even the most concentrated men. It is more than one the case, in which a pretty lady seals the victory, taking the upper hand over experienced male poker players. This raises the question if being attractive makes life easier?
It is hard to make a list of the most beautiful women in poker, as every woman is beautiful, it just takes the right man to see it. In the list below, there are the names of the women in poker, who are most remembered for their attractive look.
Olivia Boeree is an English-based poker player and model. She started her poker career in 2005, when she appeared on the British reality Ultimatepoker.com Showdown. Her poker fans know her also under the nickname “The Iron Maiden”. Besides her eye-catching appearance, Ms. Boree has boosted her bankroll with nearly 3 million from playing poker. She proved that women can be as good as men in poker, winning 2010 European Poker Tour in Sanremo.
In November 2015, Ms. Boeree’s name appeared on top of the Global Poker Index (a leaderboard index that ranks a great number of poker players from all over the world) and she took the 6th place in the female all-time live poker winnings list. And the cherry on the cake is that besides being successful at the poker tables and in every aspect of her life, she participates in various charitable events.
Tatjana Pasalic is a Croatian poker presenter and her passion for the game started when she was 19 years old. Thanks to her poker-dedicated blog, she increased the popularity of the game among the Europeans. Currently, Ms. Pasalic is a highly-estimated figure in poker, as she invested all of her savings with the main goal to bring the hottest news directly from the tables of the European Poker Tour.
In 2011, Ms. Pasalic appeared at the poker tables of World Series of Poker, appearing in 1st place in the WPT Magazine’s list of the 20 sexiest women in poker. In 2012, Ms. Pasalic lost a prop bet to her boyfriend, the professional poker player McLean Karr. As a result, she played her second WSOP Main Event, appearing in a tight catsuit. One thing should be admitted – all eyes were definitely on her.
Similar to Ms. Boree, Ms. Lindley is a model. She started her career at an early age. After some time, she decided to redirect her career and become an actress. But in 2007 Ms. Lindley experienced a slow down in her career due to the Writer’s Guild strike. Namely that is the period, when the beautiful Lindley started to play poker and found out that this is her passion. From then on, she participates regularly in poker competitions, leaving all men in a stupor due to her wonderful appearance. Next to being a successful poker player, she continues to be a model.
Maria Ho is undoubtedly one of the most well-recognizable faces among the poker fans. The Taiwanese poker player pocketed over $2,000,000 in live tournaments, scooping a cash prize 32 times from WSOP events. She is also the only woman, who took three times the title “Last Woman Standing”, for being the last woman, who remained at the poker tables.
Besides her successful poker career, the exotic Ho is also a television host and commentator, becoming the first woman in the history to be hired to a poker-dedicated TV telecast. She appeared in various TV shows, including The Amazing Race and American Idol.
Fatima Moreira de Melo
Ms. Melo is a former hockey player, competing for the Dutch national team. She is born in Holland, but she is a Portuguese descendant. Her sports career is definitely worth the attention as she played 191 international matches and she scored 30 times. During her sports career, the beautiful blondie has won three Olympic medals. It should be also noted that she has various interests, as she has also a career as a singer and podcast of TV shows.
Her interests, though, include also poker, as her name appear regularly on The Hendon Mob, belonging to the team of PokerStars. She managed to enter also the all time money list of the Netherlands and to become Rotterdam Sportswoman of the Year. It should be admitted that Ms. Melo perfectly combines beauty and success and she wins the respect of everyone at the poker tables.