India’s Nikita Luther becomes the second woman to win a bracelet in an open event this summer after Farhintaj Bonyadi won the Super Seniors’ bracelet one week ago. Nikita Luther won the $1,000 Tag Team Event with her German teammate Giuseppe Pantaleo outlasting more than 1,000 teams on their way to victory and a first place prize of $175,805.
During the three day event, Nikita Luther was rushing back and forth between the Tag Team Event and Event #54: Big Blind Antes $3,000 NLH where she was going deep as well. She wound up taking 17th place in Event #54 for $18,495 and was able to keep the momentum going to take home her first career bracelet.
The Indian poker pro who is helping to spread the game of poker in her homeland has been playing poker for seven years. In 2016 she was signed as an ambassador by the Indian online poker site Adda52. Her largest live cash came in 2017 when she finished in 5th place of the WPT500 Main Event at the Aria for $65,000. Luther’s bracelet win is obviously a huge accomplishment and an inspiration for female poker players not only in India but all around the world. Huge congrats to Nikita Luther on a truly impressive performance.
The all-women team consisting of two-time bracelet winner Loni Harwod, bracelet winner Haixa Zhang and 2015 Female Player of the Year Kelly Minkin finished in 9th place and took home $12,700 for their deep run.
In 2017 Liv Boeree won the $10,000 version of the Tag Team Event and her first bracelet with her boyfriend Igor Kurganov.