Its quite possible we are now staring one of the best female poker players ever right in the face! Maria Lampropulos has had a massive poker career and in a very short time only to be crowned the first ever woman poker player to win the PCA Main Event in its 13 year history. From this win, the beautiful Argentinian Woman Poker Player takes home a whopping $1,081,100.00. This places Maria 3rd on the all time Argentinian money win list and she places 45thon the GPIR (Global Poker Index Ranking)! No doubt Maria is already in the Best Female Poker Players List!
Lampropulos was up against an impressive final table line up which included three-time WSOP bracelet winner Adrian Mateos, the well known German high roller Koray Aldemir, and a WPT winner Shawn Buchanan. Maria Lampropulos defeated Shawn Buchanan heads up against the odds with Buchanan holding a 2-1 chip lead against her. After multiple double ups, Maria Lampropulos had the chip lead. Maria called Buchanan’s shove one final time with her ten / seven Shawn turned over king five. A ten hit the flop and Lampropulos was crowned PCA Main Event Champion with no improvement to Shawns hand.
So, how did this remarkable and possibly best female poker player get to this moment?
In November 2014 she cashed in her first ever tournament. It was the BSOP Millions Main Event in Sao Paulo where she wound up taking 188th place for R$7,350.00. Since this she has had a long list of top 10 finishes around the world including her win in the Party Poker Millions in Nottingham for one million pounds. Like another Liv Boree of poker she has played against her boyfriend only, she played him heads up. Her boyfriend is a WSOP bracelet winner, no other than Ivan Luca. She beat him in the Eureka Main Event.
Hendon Mob as well as other online databases shows Maria Lampropulos’ impressive score over the past few years which includes the following live cashes data:
Total live cashes: $2,798,141.00
2018 – $1,081,100.00,
2017 – $1,318,180.00,
2016 – $302,442.00,
2015 – $28,910.00,
2014 – $4,510.00.
As one can see its all upward drift for this Argentinian beauty who may well be one of the best female poker players. Passing many a poker player, both male and female has been a slow and steady race. It sure has been one heck of an upward ROI in the last 4 years though, if that can be classed as slow and steady at all! Figures like this can only indicate a solid and steady poker career with many good things to come. Lets keep in mind as we read this, Maria Lampropulos has won over 2 million dollars in only nine months! Its most poker players dream to even hit a one million dollar win, let alone double that!
The staff, followers and fans of Maria wish her nothing but the best as we follow her journey to further greatness here at Women’s Poker World! A massive congrats is sent to Maria Lampropulos on a very inspirational performance on the felt already to date.