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Most WSOP Winnings, Women

With her second place finish in the 2020 online WSOP $5,000 Main Event, Wenling Gao came out of nowhere to become the all-time leading female money winner in WSOP tournament history with her first cash.

Since no woman has finished in the top four of a Main Event or Big One for One Drop, most of the other entrants on this list have earned their keep with numerous five- and six-figure cashes. This list will likely continue to change rapidly as several of the players no longer play regularly.

Women with the Most WSOP Winnings

RankPlayerWinnings
1Wenling Gao$2,759,710
2Vanessa Selbst$2,201,877
3Annette Obrestad$2,176,725
4Loni Harwood$1,917,238
5Maria Ho$1,790,414
6Jennifer Harman$1,503,592
7Kathy Liebert$1,408,858
8Kristen Bicknell$1,295,604
9Esther Taylor-Brady$1,174,517
10Annie Duke$1,166,567
Gao of course is also now the record-holder for the largest WSOP prize won by a woman. Here is the history of that accomplishment:

Biggest WSOP Prize Won by a Woman

DatePlayerPrizeEventPlace
19740512Bonnie Baez$1,050$1,000 No-Limit Hold 'Em4
19790503Jackie Mills$11,400$2,000 Limit Draw High2
19820511Vera Richmond$38,500$1,000 Limit Ace-to-Five Draw1
19890515Robin Brown$53,000$2,000 Limit Hold 'Em3
19910510Mim Penney$88,750$5,000 Seven-Card Stud2
19960508Barbara Enright$180,000$2,500 Pot-Limit Omaha1
20010421Nani Dollison$441,440$2,000 Limit Hold 'Em1
20070910Annette Obrestad$2,013,733WSOPE £10,000 World Championship No-Limit Hold 'Em1
20200908Wenling Gao$2,748,605$5,000 Online Main Event2

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