Kathy Liebert Profile
Kathleen H. Liebert, better known as Kathy Liebert, is a professional poker player who has earned over $5.5 Million in her live tournament career. At the close of 2010, she was listed in first place on the Women's All Time Money List.
Liebert first learned to play poker as a kid from her parents who would hold occasional nickel and dime games with their friends. After graduating with a Business and Finance degree, Kathy worked for a time as a business analyst for Dun & Bradstreet.
This work left her dissatisfied and her mother encouraged her to do what she loved and the money would follow. While working at Dun & Bradstreet, Liebert started investing in the stock market and she made enough money from this to quit her job and follow her Ma's advice. She took off across America and ended up in Colorado.
The Central City and Blackhawk communities there had recently legalised gambling, and Liebert started going along to the local casinos to play $5 Limit Poker. She was soon invited to become a "prop" player paid by the casino to keep the action going on tables. The experience was invaluable for Kathy and she also studied books by top poker pros to further improve her game.
A friend encouraged her to try tournament poker. She was immediately successful and soon began travelling the tournament circuit playing in the PartyPoker.com Million, the World Poker Tour and the World Series Of Poker on her way to becoming the first female tournament millionaire.
Kathy Liebert has cashed in 30 events at the World Series of Poker. Her highest finishes in the Main Event came in 1998 and 2000 when she placed 17th. In 2004 she won a WSOP gold bracelet in a $1,500 Limit Texas Hold'em Shootout event. She placed 3rd in the WSOP 2008 $10,000 Pot-Limit Hold'em World Championship.
One of Liebert's proudest moments must surely be when she appeared on and won the 2005 GSN TV series "Poker Royale: Battle of the Sexes".
Name: Kathy Liebert
Born: Nashville, Tennessee
Lives: Las Vegas, Nevada and Downey, California
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