Team Online's Talonchick: Leading lady

teampokerstarsonlinelogo.PNGYou'll find about a thousand Hollywood directors and producers who will say, "Oh, yes. When I met (big Hollywood star), she was just getting her start, but I knew she was going to be big. Big!" Most of them are liars. But I, my friends, yes, I, a lowly poker blogger felt quite sure more than five years ago that I had found a star. Ask Adrienne "talonchick" Rowsome yourself.

Back then the lady from Edmonton, Canada was one of a sea of PokerStars qualifiers at the World Series of Poker when I snapped her picture. Since then? She's become a member of PokerStars Team Online, final tabled the 2011 $320 WCOOP 8-game event, and made the final table of the Canada Cup.

Oh, and now...she's a star.


The folks at spent some time with her recently. Today, they released a short film about the woman we all know as "talonchick."

The fulltime Occupational Therapist and parttime poker player is a verifiable star, and one who is happy to step into the role.

"I take great pride in my jobs, whether it is taking care of patients or representing PokerStars," she said. "My story offers a different perspective of looking at how poker can fit into your life. It provides to the public a really achievable status and goal. I think it also has value to show that a poker career can also coexist with a professional career. They do not have to be exclusive."

With that in mind (while I honestly can't take any credit for it) I give you Adrienne "talonchick" Rowsome, today's star on

Brad Willis
@BradWillis in Team PokerStars Online