Ruth Hall reached the top of the leader board to claim the title. Ruth, a longtime advocate for women in poker, has seen a lot of success over her playing career. She has a WSOP Circuit Ring, a LIPS Grand Series Gold Bracelet, and several titles including her most recent, the Texas Star Ladies Poker Champion for 2020. She is also a member of the WPA Board of Directors and is fondly teased for winning our first year’s title.
Ruth is a two-time Breast Cancer survivor and is an inspiration for many women. She shares the message for women to do their annual exams and in doing so, saves lives. When asked how she felt about winning the Player of the Year for 2019, she replied “I noticed my own WPA POY points after the summer when I won two large ladies events: LIPS Championship & Planet Hollywood. Kristi Garcia is another Texas Grinder who plays poker for a living & Melisa Singh has been crushing tournaments. Both of these Pros with points in 2nd & 3rd are also deserving of this award. I’m humbled to end up on top and encourage more women to get into the game!” Ruth’s Hendon Mob reads over $230,000 in winnings and she is adding to it all the time.
Ruth added to her “jewelry collection” when she was presented with her 2019 WPA Player of the Year ring during the Ladies Poker Week Virtual Gala. For those that missed the Virtual LIVE Gala, the complete video can be watched on the Womens Poker Association YouTube channel.