Barbara Enright

Barbara Enright is a pioneer when it comes to women in poker. Heck, she's a pioneer in the poker world no matter what gender. She is a professional poker player from Hollywood California. Motivational speaker and editor in chief at Women's Card Player Magazine.

Enright grew up playing cards. At the age of 4 she was playing 5 card draw with her brother. Before being a professional player, she worked numerous odd jobs supporting her family. She would be a hair stylist, waitress and a bartender before finding her way into poker.

Enright is one of the best female players to live. She paved the way early in her career in a sport that is dominated by men. Even by today's standards, the sport is mostly men. But in her time, she was likely the only female within miles of the poker tables. She quickly made a name for herself and more importantly, the respect from her peers.

Barbara has per $1.4 million in poker tournament winnings since she began playing in the late 70's. She has won over 30 major titles in poker, the most among women in poker. She was the first woman to ever win a major poker tournament as well. She was also the first woman to win a bracelet at the WSOP and the first woman to make the final of the WSOP main event. She would finish 5th in 1995 at the main event.

Among her many accolades, Enright has other achievements. She was voted best all-around player at the 2000 Legends of Poker tournament where she would also take a brand new PT Cruiser for her play. At the event, she made 6 final tables!

In 2008, Barbara received one of the highest honors when she was inducted into the poker hall of fame. Not the ladies hall of fame, but the one where there are men as well. This goes to show that not only is she one of the toughest female players around, but one of the best all-around players to play the game.

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