Leo Margets is now the first female to win a WSOP Open Event

Leo Margets is now the first female to win a WSOP Open Event

Margets won the event following an incredible performance

Girl power also has its own thing to prove in the poker universe, with Leo Margets becoming the first female player to take home the 2021 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Open Event title last Sunday night at the Rio. Margets came with all the attitude to show that women can also have their moments of glory in this famous event.

The field of more than 1,900 entries simply could not overcome the power demonstrated by the 38-year-old pro, who during one of the series’ final events, the $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em called ‘The Closer’ even left behind Alex Kulev in heads-up play and topped a final table that featured East Coast master Cherish Andrews, bracelet winner Stephen Song, and recent addition to the Americas Cardroom pro team, online poker legend Chris Moorman.

This became the first bracelet won by Margets, which means she could pocket a total of $376,850 for her efforts at the poker table. Margets also managed to go home with the biggest score of her career, leaving behind the 27th place finish she had achieved in the 2009 WSOP Main Event with $353,832. The victory brought her total career winnings to nearly $1.5 million.

“Usually, it’s going to be harder for a woman to get a bracelet because we [make up less of the field],” Margets told WSOP reporters after her victory. During her remarks, she made it clear that a victory like this could be a source of inspiration for more women to be attracted to playing poker.

At the WSOP three years ago, Margets came within one point of winning a bracelet after finishing second in the $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em double stack with 30-minute levels, yet here she is today, getting her revenge and taking home the prestigious event’s famous piece of hardware.

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