Liv Boeree – Wikipedia

Liv Boeree - Wikipedia

British poker participant, tv presenter, speaker, and author

Liv Boeree
Liv Boeree 2019.jpg

Liv Boeree in 2019

Nickname(s) Iron Maiden
Residence Kent, England
Born (1984-07-18) 18 July 1984 (age 36)
World Sequence of Poker
Bracelet(s) 1
Closing desk(s) 1
Cash end(es) 20
Highest ITM
Essential Occasion end
314th, 2017
European Poker Tour
Title(s) 1
Closing desk(s) 1
Cash end(es) 12
Data correct as of 25 January 2020.

OliviaLivBoeree (born 18 July 1984) is a science communicator, tv presenter and former skilled poker participant. She is a World Sequence of Poker[1] and 2010 European Poker Tour champion, and is the one feminine participant in historical past to win a WSOP bracelet and EPT occasion.

Born in Kent, Boeree studied at Ashford Faculty earlier than happening to earn a First Class Honours diploma in Physics with Astrophysics on the College of Manchester. Boeree is a 3x winner of the International Poker Index European Feminine Participant of the 12 months[2][3] and presently sits at #5 on the feminine all-time reside poker winnings record.

Poker profession[edit]

Boeree was launched to the poker business when she was chosen as certainly one of 5 contestants for the fact TV present Showdown, which aired on 5 in autumn 2005. Through the present she was coached by high poker gamers Phil Hellmuth, Annie Duke, and Dave Ulliott.

In Could 2008, she received the 2008 Ladbrokes European Girls Championships for $30,000.[4]

On 21 April 2010, Boeree received the European Poker Tour important occasion in Sanremo, on the time the biggest ever poker match held on European soil. Boeree received €1,250,000 and thereby turned the third girl ever to win an EPT title.[5]

On the 2017 World Sequence of Poker in Las Vegas, Boeree received occasion #2 (the “$10,000 Tag Crew No Restrict Maintain’em Championship”) for $273,964[6] with Russian poker participant and boyfriend Igor Kurganov.

Different notable outcomes embody a runner-up end within the 2014 UKIPT Edinburgh Essential Occasion, 1st place on Poker After Darkish in 2017[7] and a Third-place end within the EPT Barcelona Excessive Curler occasion for €391,000 in August 2015.

Awards: Boeree received Feminine Participant of the Yr in 2014,[8][9] 2015[10] and 2016 on the European Poker Awards, as decided by International Poker Index factors she gathered throughout these years. She was additionally awarded “Europe’s Main Woman” in 2010 on the European Poker Awards.

Boeree has been a member of Crew PokerStars Professional since September 2010.[11] As of January 2020, her whole reside match earnings exceed $3,800,000.[4]

In February 2016, she was introduced because the Crew Supervisor of the International Poker League group “The London Royals”.[12]

In November 2019, Liv Boeree introduced on Twitter, that she has left Crew PokerStars after 9 years and can stop skilled poker.[13]

World Sequence of Poker bracelets[edit]

Yr Match Prize (US$)
2017 $10,000 Tag Crew No Restrict Maintain’em Championship $273,964

Charity work[edit]

In 2014, Boeree co-founded Elevating for Efficient Giving, a company that promotes a rational method to philanthropy also known as efficient altruism,[14] and offers recommendation on selecting charities based mostly on sure standards. The group additionally publishes an annual information to efficient giving, highlighting which charities could also be worthy of receiving funds, and for which moral causes.[15][16]

As of July 2020, Elevating for Efficient Giving has raised over $14,000,000 for its supported charities.[17]

Boeree has raised considerations about doable dangers from the event of synthetic intelligence and helps analysis that’s directed at protected AI growth.[18][19]

Boeree is a member of Giving What We Can, a group of people that have pledged to present no less than 10% of their earnings to efficient charities.[20]


Boeree’s TV internet hosting credit embody The Climate Channel’s “Bizarre Earth”, Discovery Channel’s “The Thoughts Management Freaks” in 2015-2016[21][22] and Purple Bull TV’s “MindGamers” in 2017.[23]

From 2011-2013, she co-hosted UK and Eire Poker Tour, a weekly present that aired on Channel Four within the UK.

Her poker TV appearances embody NBC’s Heads Up Poker in 2011 and 2013, Channel 4’s Shark Cage in 2014 and the European Poker Tour from 2010-2016 and Poker After Darkish on Poker Central in 2017.

Different appearances embody BBC4 Documentary “The Pleasure of Successful” discussing recreation principle with Presenter Hannah Fry,[24]BBC Breakfast alongside Boris Becker in September 2010, and on ITV’s GMTV by Lorraine Kelly about her European Poker Tour win.

In 2011, Boeree was a member of the Movie star Graduate Manchester College group that took half in BBC2’s seasonal normal data match, Christmas College Problem.[25]

In 2006, she appeared on the Channel Four present Codex.

On 21 July 2007, Boeree appeared on the ITV present Golden Balls, profitable £6,500.50.


Boeree gave her first TEDx discuss at TEDxManchester in February 2018 on the advantages of pondering in possibilities.[26] One month later she spoke on the TED 2018 Convention in Vancouver throughout their inaugural “TED Unplugged” session.[27] Her subject was “Three classes on decision-making from a poker champion”.

Boeree appeared as a visitor speaker at Oxford College Union in Could 2016,[28] Jesus School, Cambridge in February 2017, the Cheltenham Science Competition in June 2016,[29]
Websummit Dublin in Nov 2015[30] and Efficient Altruism International, Google HQ in San Francisco Aug 2015[31]

Boeree additionally appeared on Sean M. Carroll’s Mindscape podcast (Episode 6 aired on 24 July 2018) to debate likelihood and efficient altruism.


Boeree has written quite a lot of articles and opinion items on numerous scientific and rationality matters. Her publications embody a article[32] discussing the philosophical implications of Way forward for Humanity Institute’s 2018 Paper “Dissolving the Fermi Paradox”, a Vice Media article on a found crystalline sample in prime numbers[33] and an opinion piece in The Unbiased on the significance of rational pondering courses in mainstream training.[34] Her June 2020 byline in Nature (journal), reviewing the most recent e book by Maria Konnikova, lists her as a “science communicator and former skilled poker participant.”[35]

  2. ^ “European Poker Awards winners function GPL gamers”. Four Could 2016.
  3. ^ “Martin Jacobson, Liv Boeree Amongst European Poker Award Winners”. 27 March 2015.
  4. ^ a b Butt, Robert. “Liv Boeree – Outcomes”. Retrieved 5 December 2008.
  5. ^ “BBC Information – Poker girl from Sittingbourne performs for £2.2m prize”.
  6. ^ “Liv Boeree and Igor Kurganov Win 2017 World Sequence of Poker $10,000 Tag Crew No-Restrict Maintain’em Championship – Poker Information”. Retrieved eight August 2017.
  7. ^ “Poker After Darkish: Liv Boeree Shreds Closing Night time of “Voices Carry“. 25 August 2017.
  8. ^ “2014 European Poker Awards Winners – European Poker Awards”. European Poker Awards. eight February 2015. Retrieved 11 April 2017.
  9. ^ “European Poker Awards: Liv Boeree Feminine Participant of the Yr – PokerWomenNews”. 26 March 2015.
  10. ^ “European Poker Awards 2015 Award Winners – European Poker Awards”. European Poker Awards. Four Could 2016. Retrieved 11 April 2017.
  11. ^ “Liv Boeree – Poker Professional and Maxim Mannequin Olivia Boeree”.
  12. ^ “London Royals – International Poker League”.
  13. ^ “Liv Boeree and Igor Kurganov go away Crew Pokerstars”. 21 November 2019. Retrieved Three December 2019.
  14. ^ “Information: Liv Boeree on Efficient Altruism”. Retrieved 11 April 2017.
  15. ^ “Elevating for Efficient Giving: About”. Retrieved eight July 2014.
  16. ^ Willis, Max (7 July 2014). “Boeree, Gruissem, Kurganov Crew Up For Charity”. Archived from the unique on 28 October 2014. Retrieved eight July 2014.
  17. ^ “Accomplishments – Elevating for Efficient Giving”.
  18. ^ “Information: Liv Boeree on the risks of Synthetic Intelligence”. Retrieved 11 April 2017.
  19. ^ Zhang, Linch (22 November 2016). “The Poker Professional Who Desires to Save the World”. Huffington Put up. Retrieved 11 April 2017.
  20. ^ The Rise of the Rational Do-Gooders
  21. ^ “The Thoughts Management Freaks”. Discovery Channel Asia. Retrieved eight August 2017.
  22. ^ Collson, Brett (20 March 2014). “Liv Boeree Featured on Discovery Channel’s “The Thoughts Management Freaks“. PokerNews. Retrieved eight August 2017.
  23. ^ “Residence — Purple Bull Thoughts Players”. Retrieved eight August 2017.
  24. ^ “BBC 4 – The Pleasure of Successful”. BBC.
  25. ^ BBC2, 19 December 2011
  26. ^ TEDx Talks (20 March 2018). “A Quantity Speaks a Thousand Phrases – Liv Boeree – TEDxManchester” – by way of YouTube.
  27. ^ “Three lessions on decision-making from a poker chamption”. 12 April 2018.
  28. ^ “Liv Boeree – the Oxford Union”. Retrieved eight August 2017.
  29. ^ “2016 The Instances Cheltenham Science Competition brochure”. Retrieved eight August 2017.
  30. ^ “Inspiring Liv Boeree from PokerStars speaking as Crew Professional. 1 discuss”. Retrieved eight August 2017.
  31. ^ “Liv Boeree Starring at Efficient Altruism International 2015”. 20 July 2015. Retrieved eight August 2017.
  32. ^ “Why have not we discovered aliens but?”.
  33. ^ Boeree, Liv (14 September 2018). “Researchers Uncover a Sample to the Seemingly Random Distribution of Prime Numbers”. Motherboard.
  34. ^ Boeree, Liv (12 April 2015). “If I have been Prime Minister: Rational decision-making courses could be part of the nationwide curriculum”. The Unbiased.
  35. ^ Boeree, Liv (23 June 2020). “What the world wants now: classes from a poker participant”. Nature. 582 (7813): 480. doi:10.1038/d41586-020-01840-5.

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