Liv Boeree

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Liv Boeree
Liv boeree snowfest 2011.JPG
Liv Boeree at EPT Snowfest 2011
Nickname(s) Iron Maiden
Residence Kent, England
Born (1984-07-18) 18 July 1984 (age 30)
World Series of Poker
Bracelet(s) None
Final table(s) None
Money finish(es) 15
Highest ITM
Main Event finish
631st, 2012
World Poker Tour
Title(s) None
Final table(s) None
Money finish(es) 1
European Poker Tour
Title(s) 1
Final table(s) 1
Money finish(es) 9
Information accurate as of 18 October 2014.

Olivia "Liv" Boeree (born 18 July 1984) is a poker player, TV presenter and model from England who won the 2010 European Poker Tour in Sanremo. Born in Kent, Boeree studied at Ashford School before going on to study Physics with Astrophysics at the University of Manchester, before moving to London at age 21.

Poker career[edit]

Boeree was introduced to the poker industry when she was selected as one of five contestants for the reality TV show Ultimatepoker.com Showdown, which aired on Five in autumn 2005. During the show she was coached by top poker players Phil Hellmuth, Annie Duke and Dave 'Devilfish' Ulliott.

After the show Boeree began playing poker regularly at the Gutshot Club in London, and from there was asked to help out as an on-screen reporter for Gutshot TV at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas. Shortly afterwards she became the host of Challenge TV's on-line coverage of the European Poker Tour, also appearing as a reporter for the World Series of Poker Europe on WorldSeriesofPoker.com.

In May 2008 she won the 2008 Ladbrokes European Ladies Championships for $30,000.[1] Boeree has accumulated a total of twelve World Series of Poker cashes to date, including finishing 18th in the 2012 World Series of Poker Europe for €26,611.

On 21 April 2010, Boeree won the European Poker Tour main event in Sanremo. Boeree won €1,250,000 and thereby became the third woman ever to win an EPT title.[2]

She has shown continuous success on the EPT circuit with eight Main Event cashes to date. In January 2014 she finished second in the UKIPT Edinburgh Main Event.

Boeree has been a member of Team PokerStars Pro since September 2010[3] and her total live tournament winnings exceed $2,500,000.[1] She is ranked #229 on the Global Poker Index as of 8 July 2014.

Other activities[edit]

Boeree is co-hosting the Discovery Channel show "Mind Control Freaks" alongside Alexis Conran, Lewis Le Val and Pete Wardell, airing 2014.

She is also known for multiple Reality TV appearances, her most recent being the co-star alongside poker player Kevin MacPhee of the Travel Channel show "I Bet My Life", aired across the USA on 4 November 2012.

She is the former co-host of the UK and Ireland Poker Tour, a weekly show that used to be aired on Channel 4 in the UK.

On 29 September 2010 she appeared on BBC Breakfast alongside Boris Becker, and in May 2010 she was interviewed on ITV's GMTV by Lorraine Kelly about her European Poker Tour win.

In 2006 she appeared on the Channel 4 show Codex.

On 21 July 2007 Boeree appeared on the ITV show Golden Balls, winning £6,500.50.

In 2011 Boeree was a member of the Celebrity Graduate Manchester University team that took part in BBC2's seasonal general knowledge tournament, Celebrity Christmas University Challenge.[4]

She has also modelled in mainstream magazines, including a three-page feature in the November 2008 issue of Loaded Magazine, and had an online feature and photoshoot for Maxim Magazine.[5]

Charity[edit]

In 2014 Boeree co-founded Raising for Effective Giving, an organization that encourages poker players to pledge to donate 2% of their winnings to highly effective charities.[6][7]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Butt, Robert. "Liv Boeree – Results". TheHendonMob.com. Retrieved 5 December 2008. 
  2. ^ BBC.co.uk: Poker woman from Sittingbourne plays for £2.2m prize
  3. ^ PokerStars.com: Liv Boeree
  4. ^ BBC2, 19 December 2011
  5. ^ Daily Mail: From pony club to poker star: Glamorous British 'Iron Maiden' wins £1m in card tournament
  6. ^ "Raising for Effective Giving: About". Retrieved 8 July 2014. 
  7. ^ Willis, Max (7 July 2014). "Boeree, Gruissem, Kurganov Team Up For Charity". Poker.co.uk. Retrieved 8 July 2014. 

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