Barbara Enright

  • Birthdate: August 19, 1949
  • Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Resides: Hollywood, California, USA

Barbara Enright became the first woman member of the Poker Hall of Fame when she was inducted in 2007 along with Phil Hellmuth.

On February 2, 2008, Enright was also inducted into the Women in Poker Hall of Fame. She is now the only poker player in history to be a member of all three poker hall of fames: the Senior Poker Hall of Fame, the World Series of Poker (WSOP) Hall of Fame and the Women in Poker Hall of Fame.

Enright is Editor-in-Chief of Woman Poker Player magazine

World Series of Poker Barbara Enright

Enright is the only female poker player to have reached the Main Event final table at the World Series of Poker, doing so at the 1995 WSOP, where she finished 5th. She also cashed at the 2005 Main Event.

Enright has 3 WSOP bracelets to her name so far in her career and she has finished in the money on 10 occasions. Her first bracelet came in her very first poker tournament, the 1986 World Series of Poker Women’s Seven-Card Stud Event. Enright won the same event again in 1994.

Her third bracelet came in the 1996 Pot Limit Hold’em Event, when she became the first woman to ever win a World Series of Poker open event.

Other Poker Tournaments

At the Legends of Poker tournament in 2000, Enright was named All Around Best Player after cashing 8 times and making 6 final tables.

She has also achieved a number of first place finishes in high profile events such as the Diamond Jim Brady tournament and the Hollywood Park Poker Derby.

As of 2007, Enright has won over $1.2 million in live tournament prize money.