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Katja Thater in the 2007 World Series of Poker
|Nickname(s)||Miss Slick, Lady Horror|
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Katja Thater (German pronunciation: [ˈkatja ˈtaːtɐ]; born 14 July 1966 in Hamburg, Germany) is a professional poker player and horse breeder. She is married to another poker professional, Jan von Halle.
Before becoming a professional poker player, Thater was the director of an event and marketing company in Hamburg and competed in dressage tournaments at horse shows. She continues competing in her spare time.
She won her first World Series of Poker bracelet in 2007 in the $1,500 Razz event. Other major tournament finishes include fourth place in the 2002 Austrian Classics and fifth place in the $1,000 World Championship Ladies no limit Texas hold 'em event in 2007. In 2010, she won a $1,000 buy-in 8-Game Mix Event at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure in the Bahamas for over $10,000.
As of 2010, Thater's total live tournament winnings exceed $350,000.
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