Winner of €1,250,000 At 2010 EPT San Remo, Italy!
British pro Liv Boeree has won €1,250,000 at the PokerStars.com San Remo event in Italy. The original field for this tournament started at 1,240 players with a buy-in of € 5,300.
The 25-year-old astrophysics graduate, boxing champion, TV presenter, Poker in the Park lecturer won the biggest EPT event ever held in Europe after beating 22-year-old Swedish pro Jakob Carlsson heads-up. She is now the third woman to win an EPT since the tour began in 2004 and joining the restricted club composed by Team PokerStars Pro Vicky Coren, who won EPT London in Season 3 and German Team PokerStars Pro Sandra Naujoks who won EPT Dortmund in Season 5.
Boeree has been playing poker for four years after competing in a reality TV show about poker. She used to follow the EPT circuit as a TV presenter but says she always dreamed about playing. She won her seat into the San Remo Main Event in a €500 live satellite at the casino.
She said: “Winning a major event is exactly what I’ve been working towards. I went round to all the EPTs as a host but all I was thinking was: ‘I want to play.’ I have been working very hard on my game but I can’t believe I have won. I’m over the moon, absolutely over the moon.”
Boeree is a well-known player with several wins in her career including the European Ladies Championship, but San Remo prize hides all the rest.