Kathy Liebert

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Kathy Liebert
Kathy Liebert.jpg
Kathy Liebert at the Festa al Lago World Poker Tour 2004
Nickname(s) PokerKat
Residence Las Vegas, Nevada
Born (1967-10-01) October 1, 1967 (age 47)
World Series of Poker
Bracelet(s) 1
Money finish(es) 36[1]
Highest ITM
Main Event finish
17th
World Poker Tour
Title(s) None
Final table(s) 6
Money finish(es) 15
European Poker Tour
Title(s) None
Final table(s) None
Money finish(es) 1
Information accurate as of 18 January 2013.

Kathleen H. Liebert (born October 1, 1967 in Nashville, Tennessee)[2] is an American professional poker player.

Poker[edit]

Liebert started her professional poker career as a prop player in Colorado. She would later go on to enter tournaments and she won the first Party Poker Million event in 2002, the first limit poker tournament with a $1 million prize.

She has made five World Poker Tour (WPT) final tables, including a third place finish in the 2005 Borgata Poker Open, making her the highest finishing woman on the WPT until a runner-up finish by J. J. Liu in the 2007 Bay 101 Shooting Stars tournament. Liebert went on to tie the record at the 2009 Shooting Stars tournament, placing second to Steve Brecher in the longest final table in WPT history. Her record was broken on March 5, 2008, when Van Nguyen became the first woman to win a televised WPT mixed event at the WPT Invitational in Commerce, California.[3]

At the 2004 World Series of Poker, Liebert won a gold bracelet in a $1,500 Limit Texas hold 'em Shootout event. She was one of three women (Cyndy Violette and Annie Duke being the other two) to win an open event in that year's WSOP. Liebert also appeared on and won the series 2005 Poker Royale: Battle of the Sexes. After being eliminated from the World Speed Poker Open in London in September 2005, Kathy provided commentary on the final alongside Gary Jones. On June 1, Liebert made the final table of the $10,000 Pot-Limit Hold'em World Championship at the 2008 World Series of Poker and finished in 3rd place, earning $306,064.

As of 2013, she has one World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet and her total live tournament winnings exceed $5,800,000. [4]

Although Liebert has made a career out of poker, she still uses her financial acumen to invest in the stock market.[5]

Liebert now resides in Las Vegas, Nevada and Downey, California.

World Series of Poker bracelets
Year Tournament Prize
2004 WSOP $1,500 Limit Hold'em Shootout $ 110,180

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ WSOP player profile
  2. ^ GuidetoPoker profile
  3. ^ History Made At WPT Invitational as World Poker Tour Crowns First Female Champion
  4. ^ Butt, Robert. "Kathy Liebert - Stats". The Hendon Mob. Retrieved 2008-10-16. 
  5. ^ World Poker Tour profile

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