APPT Cebu: Young-shin Im writes her page of history

Dave Behr

A lot of attention gets paid in journalistic circles, in forum posts, at major live-poker festivals and in online-poker front offices about the participation of females in the game of poker. There's never been any doubt that females can become as equally phenomenal poker players as males can. For a great and recent example of female poker success, look at the resume of Team PokerStars Pro Vanessa Selbst. Ability has never been the issue. The issue is that the vast majority of poker players are male, making it much less likely that a female can break through to the winner's circle in any given poker tournament.