Throughout history, tournament poker fields have been predominantly men. However, the industry is seeing more and more women making waves. That trend continues this weekend as we've spotted three women players who are no stranger to tournament poker in the region. The great game of poker is one of the great equalizers of competition where it rewards logic, heart, and courage. And there is no shortage of those attributes with these three.
Eureka Springs player, Sarah Renko, recently started her dive into tournament poker in 2019 with a cash at the WSOPC here at Hard Rock Tulsa. Since then she's logged seven additional cashes including a deep run in the RGPS Downstream Main Event last month. She'll be looking to parlay that success here this weekend.
Oklahoma resident, Kelly Walters, Hendon Mob's profile starts up in 2011. Her recent cashes in 2022 come from down south, Texas, and at the Aria in Las Vegas. With a total of tournament earnings over $25,000, she'll be looking to triple that with a win this weekend.
Kansas City grinder, Kristian Olsen, has been a regular on the RunGood Poker Series scene since its inception. With a cash in 2012 at the Oklahoma State Championship here at Hard Rock Tulsa, she's gathered a collection of 22 additional cashes since then. The biggest being a 4th place score at RGPS Kansas City for over $15,000. It is only a matter of time for her to navigate towards another final table.