Does anyone out there know why Great Britain is called “Great”? Well, this poker blogger can think of one reason: it’s the homeland of poker bombshell Liv Boeree! Yes, the term is more traditionally used for blondes, but c’mon! Seriously! Anyhow, Boeree cemented her place in the poker scene last year with a €1,250,000 win at the EPT San Remo. Up until now, Boeree’s major poker successes had been made on the live felt, but this past Sunday, the PokerStars pro notched her first big online poker score.
While most of the world was watching the Super Bowl, Boeree spent a large chunk of her weekend taking down pot after pot in the PokerStars Sunday Warm Up. Eventually, she was able to outlast 4,709 other players to win about $150,000. Lest people think her victory was a fluke, Boeree’s last obstacle was well-known online poker pro and SCOOP event winner James “mig.com” Mackey, who received about $110,000 for his 2nd place finish.