When breaking down the Female Player of the Year race for both CardPlayer Magazine and the Global Poker Index, we came up with the question: What is the race like for women in poker? There is only one “official” race for Women’s Player of the Year, and it’s a no-brainer as there are plenty of notable names in the running. Who is there, you ask? Well, a former women’s POY, the defending champion and many other notable names made the top ten.
Kristen Foxen has an interim lead
A former winner of the award, Kristen Foxen, is at the top of the Global Poker Index’s Women’s Player of the Year race. While her husband Alex fights for the overall POY victory, Kristen plays outstanding poker herself. To this point, Kristen has accumulated 2,797.68 points in the 2023 tournament poker season, with a deep run helping her to the top in the $1,000 Deep Stack at the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open (a 300-point award for her runner-up finish). until the end).
That couldn’t have pleased the person she passed, 2021 Player of the Year Nadya Magnus. Magnus also had a very good run at the SHRPO, earning a significant score (363.7) with her seventh place finish in the Championship event. Even a deep finish at the PokerStars North American Poker Tour High Roller event (seventh place, 183.5 points) wasn’t enough to push Nadya into the lead, but she sits in second place with 2,501.41 points.
Experienced professional player Kitty Kuo takes third place in the leaderboard. Although she hasn’t won money in a tournament since August, Kitty earned enough points to finish in third place. Kitty also benefited from some luck in the SHRPO, placing fourth in the championship event, which brought her to 2222.79 points.
The pack is on the search
Several players are looking for this trio to make a name for themselves with a big win for POY next month.
At the top of this list is Victoria Livschitz. After dealing with the boys during the Poker Masters series (two final tables, two fifth places), Victoria headed to the Mediterranean and the European Poker Tour Cyprus. There she earned three more prize money, which brought her fourth place.
Fifth place goes to a player who has already shown she can come from behind: defending women’s champion of the year Cherish Andrews. Andrews, who won the 2022 Women’s POY at the WPT World Championship in thrilling fashion by overtaking another woman on this list, has not improved her stats since competing in the Maryland State Poker Championship main event in August and is lying in fifth place with 2079.64 points.
Angela Jordison, the player Andrews took over for the women’s POY in 2022, is eager to climb the rankings and claim something she feels she should have won last year. She toured the WSOP Circuit, the Run Good Poker Series and the Michigan State Poker Championship to earn points for the Ladies’ POY, but she was unable to add any points to her sixth-place finish of 2075.64 overall because the Events are simply not big enough.
Here’s a breakdown of the top ten, all of which have a chance Global Poker Index Women’s Player of the Year – IF they have a good run in the next five weeks.
1. Kristen Foxen, 2797.68 points
2. Nadya Magnus, 2501.41
3. Kitty Kuo, 2222.79
4. Victoria Livschitz, 2159.86
5. Cherish Andrews, 2079.64*
6. Angela Jordison, 2075.64
7. Cecile Ticherfatine, 2014.19
8. Loni Harwood, 1906.62
9. Debbie Lee, 1784.02
10. Hong Pham, 1702.34
(* – defends POY)
With the WPT and EPT both hosting major tournament festivals next month (and both having women’s events), there is an opportunity for players to climb the leaderboard. However, it will take a big score for any of these players at the lower rungs of the rankings to break into the top five and/or oust Foxen in the fight for the title.