Xuan Liu (poker player)

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Liu Xuan (born June 25, 1985, Tianjin, China) is a professional poker player whose winnings put her in the top 20 women at nearly $2 million in winnings.[1] She is also the only woman to be at the final table at the PCA main event.[2][3]


Xuan attended University of Waterloo, a hotbed of live poker games, studying social development studies and political science.[2] She played throughout her time at university, even hosting games with other known poker players such as Glen Chorny, Steve Paul and Michael McDonald.[4]

Poker career[edit]

Xuan started focusing on live tournaments in early 2011. Her 2011 events included third place at the European Poker Tournament San Remo. The placement at the final table got her a win of just over half a million dollars. It was her first cash main event with the EPT.[4][5]

Between 2011 and 2018, Xuan made over $100,000 in four different years.[6]

Xuan was sponsored by 888poker until 2015, which is when her quieter years began.[7] Since 2010, she's played at over 40 cash games and won 4 titles.[8]


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