Though the poker hegemony is copious with gentlemen whose resumes are scintillating, there are women who have equally performed outstandingly well. Barbara Enright is among those ladies who have played to strike the delicate balance of gender parity at the high-stakes poker.
She boasts tripartite bracelets at the World Series of Poker while final tabling in a $10,000 NLHE Main Event. She was the first female player to bring a final table down in an open event. She also left fans agape when she sailed through to the final table of the WSOP $10,000 NLHE Main Event placing fifth in 1995 while finishing in the money in the circuit’s tournament. Nevertheless, she was propelled to eminence by her induction as the first woman into the Poker Hall of Fame.
At the fore her resume are her three bracelets she has minted at the WSOP, starting in 1986 in the Women Seven Card Stud to rake in $16,400, later in the 1994 Women Seven Card Stud for $38,400 and lastly in 1996 in the pot-limit hold’em for a stupendous $180,000.
In the TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS, she placed 11th in the Orleans Hotel, Las Vegas. She was inducted into the Women’s Poker Hall of Fame meaning she straddles in the triple halls of fame, Senior Poker Hall of Fame, WSOP Hall of Fame and the Women’s. She also played with illustrious skill in the Poker Royale/Battle of the Ages which was televised. Her resume’s magnificence cannot be overlooked as she is among the women who have played tenaciously to strengthen the sisterhood of poker at the echelons. In fact, she has rubbed shoulders with renowned poker gurus who occupy the apex in the industry like Phil Helmurth with who she received induction with.
In 2010, she has accumulated above $1,350,000 in live tournaments only while her thirteen cashes at the World Series of Poker have contributed $417,006 of the overall amount.