October 1, 1967 in Nashville, Tennessee
Las Vegas, NV, United States
Professional poker player
$5,464,874 (Includes all tournament winnings)
Kathy Liebert, born in Tennessee, grew up in Long Island, New York, and now splits her time between Las Vegas and Southern California, best known as the first woman to win $1 million award money with a buy-in of $5000 or more on the Party Poker Millions event in 2002. She beat the competition on GSN’s Poker Royale: Battle of the Sexes. She has also finished final tables at the World Series of Poker and World Poker Tour and got several wins in No Limit hold’em tournaments.
Apart from her two outstanding achievements, she has made money at more than three dozen major international poker tournaments and has accumulated more than $3 million tournament winnings in ten years of play.
In 1994, she started playing poker tournaments in Colorado Rockies, where she started with $5 Limit Poker. Over the years, she has built up a reputation as a feared and respected competitor in the extremely challenging world of poker tournament. After entering a couple of tournaments and immediately winning them, she then decided to play poker seriously for a small cardroom.
In Las Vegas she finished 2nd in an Omaha hi-lo tournament, and then soon after one week she finished 2nd in her first Texas Hold’em tournament. With over $34,000 in winnings from her first week, she decided to continue playing poker tournaments and built a bankroll off her winnings.
Kathy has won a gold bracelet in the 2004 World Series of Poker $1500 shootout with a $110,180 cash prize and also has made five World Poker Tour (WPT) final tables, including a third place finish in the 2005 Borgata Poker Open. She remained the highest finishing woman on the WPT until a runner-up finish by J. J. Liu in the 2007 Bay 101 Shooting Stars tournament.
In 2005, after having been eliminated from the World Speed Poker Open in London, Kathy availed the opportunity of providing commentary on the final alongside Gary Jones.
At present, Kathy Liebert is ranked top woman poker tournament player in the world, with cash earnings over $5,577,000 and has so far accumulated $2.6 million. She is providing coaching to actor James Woods to train him the poker skills. Over the years she has proven her poker skills repeatedly on the tournament circuit and is undoubtedly one of the most successful women in the poker world. She dreams at winning a Championship No Limit Tournament.