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The Biology and Eros of No-Limit Hold'em Tournaments

by James McManus |  Published: Dec 05, 2007


The winner of every open World Series of Poker event in 2005 and 2006 was a man, as were all 18 final-table players in the championship events. The 2007 razz event was won by Katja Thater, and the no-limit hold'em event in London by 18-year-old phenom "Annette_15" Obrestad. Every other 2007 bracelet went to a man, as did the top 36 spots in the main event. Jennifer Harman, Cyndy Violette, Kathy Liebert, Annie Duke, and Nani Dollison have also won bracelets; they and a few dozen other women, including Millie Shiu, Erica Schoenberg, and Anna Wroblewski, make handsome livings at poker.

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