Candidates for the Poker Hall of Fame must have stood the test of time, gained the respect of their peers, and have played against the top players, at high stakes, and with consistent skill. Kathy Liebert is one of this year’s first-time nominees for the Hall.
Her long history at the top of the game is what makes her claim to entry into this hallowed hall. Over the course of 28 years of play, she has earned over $6 million in live tournament cashes. She won the first-ever limit hold’em event with a prize pool greater than $1 million. She has a World Series of Poker bracelet to her name, as well as three WPT Main Event final tables, and in 1998 and 2000 she ran deep in the Main Event, coming 17th both times. The Women in Poker Hall of Fame has a member named Liebert.
Liebert was born in Nashville. She graduated from Long Island, NY with a degree in business and finance and went on to work in business and finance. When she moved to Colorado for skiing, she found a casino near her preferred blue, red, and black runs. Poker’s gain was business and finance’s loss after she picked up the game.
She now lives in Las Vegas.
To get a spot on the Poker Hall of Fame wall, Liebert will have to get the most votes from the other candidates. Each of the living members of the PHOF has ten votes and can split them between the candidates they like the most.
Of the sixty members, 32 are still alive.
If she wins, she will become the fourth woman to join the PHOF along with Linda Johnson and Barbara Enright.
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Kathy Liebert is one of this year’s first-time nominees for the Poker Hall of Fame. Liebert has $6.7 million in live tournament cashes, earned over a period of 28 years of play. In 2002 she won the first-ever limit hold’em event to have a prize pool greater than $1 million.