In April 2010 the process of selecting appropriate women associated with poker for the Women in Poker Hall of Fame (WiPHOF) had begun. The selection is over and three women will be inducted into this august group on September 3 in a glittering ceremony at the Golden Nugget Casino in Las Vegas.
The first of the inductees is being given the honor posthumously. She is Billie Brown and would perhaps be unknown to today’s poker generation. Her profile at the WiPHOF web site states that Billie pioneered the marketing of tournament poker in Las Vegas during the 1980s. The guaranteed prize pool concept was invented by her. Billie also created the California State Ladies Poker Championship.
The second inductee is Kathy Liebert. Kathy is a well know figure in poker circles but would not exactly fit into the poker babe mold. With a haul of over $5.7 million in tournament earnings, she has won more money playing tournament poker than any other woman in history. Add to this one WSOP bracelet, one WPT win, seven WPT final tables and the distinction of being the first woman ever to win $1 million in a single poker tournament and you have the perfect recipe for a WiPHOF inductee.
The third inductee, Jennifer Harman, is an out and out poker babe. Her poker achievements are many. They include two WSOP bracelets, three WPT final tables and $2.6 million to her credit. She is among the few women poker professionals who participate regularly in the biggest live high-stakes mixed cash games in Las Vegas, and win. But what endear her to the poker loving public are her antics as a poker babe. Jennifer recently flashed a very attractive cleavage in order to get voted into the WSOP Tournament of Champions. She not only was voted in but did not disappoint her fans by cashing in this prestigious event.
Though a regular at Twitter, there has been no reaction to this stupendous news so far from Jennifer. Her latest message on August 3 said, “Hanging out in Italy with my husband @marcopoker. A lot of beach time.” She deserves the privacy and the rest. The kudos can wait till she is back all rejuvenated and tanned.