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Generally, in the poker tournament fields, the percentage of women is five to 10 which is even lesser in high roller events. Kate Hoang, the famous Omaha tournament player, was born in Vietnam on 19th November. Her hometown is Federal Way, WA, USA. Hoang’s initial occupation was a dental office manager but with time and determination, she shifted towards poker. In her home base near Seattle, she has spent years focusing on Omaha cash games. Ever since her 2015 WSOP debut, Hoang has achieved seven cashes which comprise three final tables. She has over $400,000 total earnings.

Kate Hoang

Kate Hoang

For the past four years, Kate Hoang has only been participating in the Omaha tournaments. She has shown that she can hang on with the famous boys. Recently, at $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better, she managed to make herself third World Series of Poker Omaha final table by competing against 911 players. She got the bracelet for the second time at the event. Hoang says “it is hard being in a big man’s world.” In 2016, at the $3,000 Pot Limit Omaha 8 or Better, she played heads-up for a bracelet. Hoang finished second to Kyle Bowker and won $182,281. The other male players are astounded at the way she plays her cards. Her moves are very innovative and unpredictable. Julien Martini, her opponent, says that it is very difficult to play with her because she is a wonderful opponent with unconventional strategies.

Kate Hoang

Kate Hoang

During her college, she learned to play Omaha online for free and with time she learned from her mistakes. She learned quickly though, navigating through college playing of $0.25/0.50 Omaha over ten years ago to what she is now. Her best live cash is worth $182,281 with a popularity ranking of 5,147. She holds the 41st position in Washington, USA All Time Money List. Her total career cashes are 11 with a 2018 POY rank of 305 (760 points).

 

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