A truly magical accident, with limited background in math, chess, or gaming, poker beckoned later in my life. Alongside a serious writing commitment, I soon became a passionate and devoted poker student, cutting my teeth for several years playing on New York's rough-and-tumble underground cash scene. It's there I first fell in love with poker as a shared social enterprise.
Over time, three world-class coaches shaped my game. They include three-time bracelet-winner Matt Matros; author and poker brainiac Ed Miller; and the legendary master of mindfulness, Tommy Angelo. I moved to Vegas in 2020 to deepen my professional commitment as a cash grinder. I continue to study the game relentlessly, and have logged over 10,000 hours consuming high-stakes poker streams. Reach out anytime on Twitter at @pokerforgirls or here. I love to talk the game.
Two essays about my poker life capture both the early days and the present. "Poker For Girls" was published on Salon.com and captures my passion for one of the most complex mind games around. An essay about the start of my Vegas life was published by Newsweek. One of the few women globally to write a poker book, I authored The Total Poker Manual for the publisher Weldon Owen—a one-of-a-kind illustrated text covering five variations and sponsored by CardPlayer Magazine. I edited Ed Miller's 9th book The Course, an innovative guide for serious cash players.
Through social media, I devote myself to women’s issues. I do all I can to bring more women into the cash side of the game, and help girl grinders get comfortable on the felt. I have blogged extensively for the training site Red Chip Poker, the online journal PokerNews, and RecPoker.
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