— Poker Mutant (@pokermutant) June 4, 2018
This edition of the Leaderboard is dominated by—well, pretty much consists just of—Kate Hoang’s heads-up finish in WSOP Event #4 $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better.
Washington-based Hoang’s tournament record only extends back to 2015, but this is her second time in two-way contention for a WSOP bracelet. All but one of her recorded cashes are in Omaha, and that one was mixed PLO/NLHE. Last summer, she made the final table of the WSOP’s $10,000 PLO8 Championship in a 207-player field.
While we’re on the subject of PNW women crushing poker, see Chad Holloway’s interview with Diana Monnette, the Venetian Poker Room’s social media director. Monnette was raised outside of Portland, and attended both PCC and Oregon State before moving to Las Vegas and entering the poker media world.
And check out PokerNews‘s interview with Lena Evans about the Poker League of Nations, which plans to hold free cocktail parties and $300 satellites for WSOP Main Event seats for female players this season. No specific