Liv Boeree learned to play poker four years ago and now feels she is ready to go into battle in Monte Carlo in an attempt to win £2.2m.
This 25 year old astrophysics graduate/TV presenter/model learned to play poker while she was working on the Channel 5 show Ultimate Poker Showdown and has already won £1.1m in a preliminary round in the European Poker Tournament (EPT) event and will be playing in the final on Sunday in Italy.
Boeree is the third woman to win an EPT event since the tour began in 2004.
“I went round to all the EPTs as a host but all I was thinking was, ‘I want to play’.” She said.
She is well known on the poker circuit because of her “Liv stare” poker face that her opponents claim unsettles her.
The Monte Carlo final is taking place at Le Sporting Club in Monaco until 30 April.