When a dream becomes real

I would've played poker anonymously for the rest of my life, and I could've been happy doing it. That didn't stop me from dreaming, however. I dreamt of what it would be like to get the call that I was going to become a member of Team Online. At 22-years-old, that dream has come true. As of today, I am a member of Team PokerStars Pro Online.

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My name is Liliya. I live in Moscow and play hyper-turbo six max, mostly the 60s, but sometimes I mix in 30s and 100s.

I started off casually. I played turbo SNGs and heads-up, but over time hyper turbos became my game of choice. I fell in love with the speed and post-flop play. I even started to meet some of my opponents in real life. It was a great experience.

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I have already achieved Supernova status, but I want more. I'm trying to make Supernova Elite. It takes a lot of time and a lot of concentration on my game, so I have worked out a schedule and do my best to follow it.

While online poker is my passion, I also dabble in live tournaments, and I'm excited that being on Team Online will give me more opportunities in this arena.

When I'm not playing cards, I cook and play sports. I also love to spend time in the kitchen. I love cooking Asian cuisine. Once I eat a lot, I also try to keep in shape by running.

I'm also no stranger to professional gaming. I was once a pro Defense of the Ancients player. I still play other games on a casual basis.

For now, though, my focus will be on living out my dream, the one that PokerStars made real today. I'll be playing as Liay5. Come find me.

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Liliya 'Liay5' Novikova is a member of Team Online