Liv Boeree scoops $40,448 in WCOOP $100 second chance tourney

wcoop2009-thumb.jpgLiv Boeree's win today in the WCOOP $100 Second Chance Tournament scored a cash for the women and another notch on the list of tournament wins for the young Brit. Today's $40,448 payday is in addition to her huge win at last year's EPT San Remo Main Event (€1,250,000) and her Sunday Warm-Up win in February which netted her $147,780. These cashes make her one of the richest women in poker, with over $2,000,000 in tournament winnings.

After her signing last year following the San Remo win, Liv has been in the limelight at virtually every live tournament PokerStars has sponsored. Her background as a media commentator for British television has been put to good use with videos and live coverage from tournaments around the world as she has traveled for PokerStars. In addition, she plays online almost weekly in the PokerStars Women's Sunday and in PokerStars Women Live events whenever possible. Liv's vivacious personality and formidable skills have made her a remarkable spokesperson for women, as she is one of the game's most recognizable stars.

Her remarks in an interview back in January at the PCA indicated to me that her analytical approach to the game would make her a continued force to be reckoned with. With a degree in astrophysics from the University of Manchester, Liv is a person who likes to analyze and study all the options before making a decision. She is also a person for whom being the best is always the goal. She remarked in that interview that she is "absurdly competitive" in everything she does, and says that "it is important to be the best. I hate losing."


Since her win at San Remo it seems that the stars have aligned perfectly for the beautiful and talented Team PokerStars Pro player. We will be looking forward to seeing more from her at EPT London next month, and in the months to come.

For more information on Liv, see her PokerStars profile or read the in-depth interview with Liv from this year's PCA.

Rebekah Mercer
@PokerStars in PS Women