One of the most impressive facts about professional poker player Starla Brodie is that she was the very first woman to win two World Series of Poker bracelets. She lives in Las Vegas, as befits her chosen profession. In all she’s has 6 cashes in the World Series of Poker and her tournament winnings to date exceed $51,990. She’s had two first place finishes and she’s the very proud owner of two beautiful bracelet awards.
Starla Brodie’s two bracelet wins came years apart, and her first was way back in 1979. This first bracelet came as a reward for winning the $600 Mixed Doubles event, partnering the well-respected male payer Doyle Brunson. She also took home $4.5K in prize money, and a reputation for star player quality. She wasn’t partnering anyone when she won her second prized item of jewelry. Brodie’s second bracelet was earned through defeating a respectable field of 87 opponents in the $1K Ladies – Limit 7 Card Stud event in 1995. There she won $35.2K as well as the 14 Karat band of gold exclusively designed by Neiman-Marcus.
Brodie has certainly deserved her big victories. She’d played in the tournament for 18 years straight before finally winning it and was rightly thrilled when her time in the sunshine came. Her former partner, Doyle Brunsen, is a true legend within the game, as the owner of an incredible 10 WSOP bracelets. He realized her potential early on and it seems clear that everyone else must too since she proved herself with her second bracelet.
There’s a distinct cache to being the first woman to ever win two WSOP bracelets, and Brodie comes across as being very deserving of the honor. She’s had an excellent career in the game and continues to enjoy poker, whether it’s at the big tables or in informal games.