Kathy Liebert is from the United States of America and she has made a whopping six World Poker Tour final tables.
Kathy Leibert is a professional poker player from the United States of America and is one of the best poker players of all time, not just among women. Her career is impressive and she’s made a whopping six World Poker Tour final tables and even finished in 3rd place in the 2005 Borgata Poker open. She also has a World Series of Poker bracelet which she won at the 2004 one thousand five hundred Limit Texas Hold’Em Shootout, and has a whopping 47 World Series of Poker money finishes!
Kathy was born on October 1st, 1967 in Tennessee but she grew up in Long Island. She was a middle child with an older and younger brother and graduated high school. After that, she went to Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York, and eventually graduated with a degree in business and finance. After that, she actually worked for Dun and Bradstreet as a business analyst, but didn’t like her job—it wasn’t fun and she had no passion for it. It was her mother who encouraged her to find something she loved to do as her career. So, that was exactly what Kathy set out to do.
She moved to Colorado and found places in the mountains with legal gambling. That was when she learned about a five-dollar limit poker. Kathy says, “I didn’t have any plans when I moved to Colorado. I just wanted to try something different, so I guess my destiny was to become a poker player.”
As a child, she actually loved poker, so this was the moment when she found a passion for it. Eventually, Kathy started playing in casinos and home games more often. This helped her get close to several good poker players and one of them happened to invite her to go to Las Vegas to play in an actual poker tournament.
Starting Her Career
In 2000 was when her career took a turn for the best. At the World Series of Poker Main Event, she ended up in 17th place, which was her highest win so far.
Then, in 2002, she actually won first place in the Party Poker Million event and was the first limit poker tournament that had a one million dollar prize.
In total, she has made six different World Poker Tour final tables and made 3rd place in the 2005 Borgata Poker Open. That accomplishment made her the highest-finishing woman on the World Poker Tour until J.J. Liu made runner-up in the 2007 Bay 101 Shooting Stars tournament.
But Kathy eventually tied the record again in the 2009 Shooting Stars tournament, when she came in second place, next to a man named Steve Brecher. It was the longest final table in World Poker Tour history.
Unfortunately, Kathy’s record was broken in March of 2008 when Van Nguyen became the first woman to win a televised World Poker Tour event in the World Poker Tour Invitational in Commerce, California.
But Kathy has a number of accomplishments throughout her poker career, including when she won a gold bracelet in a one thousand five hundred dollar Limit Texas Hold’Em Shootout event. At the time, she was one of just three women to win an open event in that year’s World Series of Poker. The other two women who ranked with her were Cyndy Violette and Annie Duke.