Every year three women have the chance to be included in the group Women in Poker Hall Of Fame and the year 2011 is not making an exception. This time, Kristy Gazes, Margie Heintz and Phyllis Caro are the ladies that will be able to enter this group next to other important names from women poker like : Jennifer Hartman, Kathy Liebert, Cyndy Violette, Linda Johnson etc .
Kristy Gazes has 43 y.o and if her primarily skills are the cash games, she has win more than 1 million dollars in live tournaments in her 20 years of experience in playing poker. This is surprising but her specialities are the mixt games, she is a feared opponent in the Omaha, Razz and Stud events. Her CV contains a final table at WSOP or Aussie Millions and a title at the biggest online poker festival WCOOP, in 2003.
Margie Heintz is not a well know name in the world of poker, but misses Heintz is the manager of Eldorado Hotel & Casino from Reno. Her story at the tables starts in 1970, in Billings, Montana, where she didn`t fear to learn the game that were legalized in those years. In 1976, she moved in Las Vegas and she was employed as a dealer at Golden Nugget (the same casino where she will be honored in Women in Poker Hall Of Fame) and after only one year she was hired as a dealer to the next edition of World Series of Poker (WSOP). Heinz was the first dealer women that dealt cards at WSOP, and the impact was so big, so they invited her to dealt the cards at the final table that was at that time in live transmission by CBS.
Phyllis Caro is one of the ladies that follow Margie Heinz after only 2 years. Today she is the director of poker department of Hollywood Park Casino from Los Angeles. In 1980 she married with the well known author Mike Caro and she renounced the dealer job and helped her husband at writing poker books like : “ Book of Tells” , “Poker for Women” , “Caro on Gambling” or “ Mike Caro Quiz Book”.