Liv Boeree is one of the most successful female poker players of all time, with over $3.7m in live tournament earnings.
Originally from Kent, Liv studied at the University of Manchester, achieving a first-class degree in Astrophysics.
A model and presenter, Liv caught the poker bug after taking part in a reality poker TV show in 2005.
She quickly became a regular host on various poker shows, and it wasn’t long before Liv was making waves at the table herself.
Liv’s first major live cash came when she won the European Ladies Championship in 2008 for $42,000. This was followed by a string of other impressive money finishes at events around the world.
Highlights included an impressive run at the 2009 Five Star World Poker Classic in Las Vegas, where she final tabled two side tournaments and made a top 40 finish in the $25,000 WPT Championship Main Event.
Then came the moment that would change Liv’s life forever… In 2010, Liv travelled to Italy to play at the European Poker Tour (EPT) Season 6 Sanremo event – a tournament that proved to be one of the biggest ever, with a packed field of 1,240 runners.
After days of intense action, Liv found herself on the final table, and went on to crush the remaining players taking the title and a massive $1,698,300 payday.
This win confirmed Liv’s status as one of the finest players the UK has ever produced.
With an academic background in Astrophysics, Liv is a keen promoter of science, game theory and rationality.
Liv is fascinated with applying scientific thinking to everyday life.
As a keynote speaker, Liv Boeree delivers presentations on topics including:
- Rational Thinking Techniques
- Decision Making
- Risk Taking
- Ethics/Philosophy – With a focus on Effective Altruism (why some charities are much more important than others)
- Science – Space exploration, physics discoveries, AI dangers, extreme weather, encouraging women in science/engineering
- Woman in a man’s world
Liv Boeree has delivered keynote speeches around the world at events including Ted Global, the Oxford Union and the Cheltenham Science Festival.