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Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

Girl Poker Profile – Erica Schoenberg

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009
Erica Schoenberg

BIO OF ERICA SCHOENBERG

Birth date: 25 March, 1978
Star sign: Aries
Born in: Akron, Ohio
Resides in: Las Vegas, Nevada
Biggest tournament result:
3rd place in the World Series of Poker 2007, Event#38- No Limit Hold’em
winning $261,646
Career Earnings: $749,831

A former professional Blackjack player trained by the infamous MIT Blackjack team and professional volleyball player, Erica Schoenberg’s success at the poker table has been a natural progression, and Poker is definitely her new game of choice.

Erica Schoenberg plays poker at Fulltiltpoker.com

This young poker beauty has a wealth of experience which defies her youth, having played cards competitively from childhood, wagering with family members for pocket money.

A teenage Erica harnessed a natural affinity for numbers and logic throughout her high school and college careers, honing her skills across a variety of card games, and her thrill of the competition was born. Her parents actually met the racetrack as they were betting on the horses.

The adventure-seeking Erica enjoys a wide variety of pastimes, including playing beach volleyball, watching college hoops, and following the explosive sport of Ultimate Fighting / mixed martial arts and personal training. She also unwinds taking long walks with her two dogs and loves to shop when the urge hits.

Erica is engaged to high-stakes poker professional David Benyamine.

Play poker with Erica Schoenberg at Full Tilt Poker

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Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

Annie Duke goes on to finish runner up in the Celebrity Apprentice

Monday, April 13th, 2009

Annie Duke
Cardroom or boardroom, it’s all the same to Annie Duke.

Duke battled out challenge after challenge, raising money for her charity.

In the end it was Joan Rivers who took up the last challenge and won 3 out of the 5 tasks to take the title of The Celebrity Apprentice. They both outlasted 14 other celebrities to make the finale

Not to feel too hard done by, as Duke still managed to raise the most money for her charity Refugee’s International. She, in fact, raised over 3 times as much as Rivers did in the final challenge. Although this was only one task which was being tested in the final challenge.

Since her success on the reality show, Duke has now become a familiar name with many non-poker fans world-wide.

After a up and down life of a professional poker player, Duke looks to have hit her straps recently.

Annie Duke has 4 kids Maud (1995), Leo (1998), Lucy (2000), and Nell (2002) who have all supported their mother through the show.

Look out for Duke in next adventure, it may not be (again) on the poker table, as she now is a true hollywood star!

Vanessa Rousso fresh of 2nd in the Heads-Up championships

Saturday, March 21st, 2009

Vanessa RoussoVanessa Rousso is smoking this year. After recently finishing runner-up to Huck Seed in the NBC National Heads-Up Poker Championship, this PokerStars pro and the latest addition to the GoDaddy.com team will embark on her a series poker workshops, instructing and teaching poker students near her home town of Florida.

The tour will include 7 stops in conjuntion with the Big Slick Boot Camp LLC team.

She will mainly focus on poker strategy, in particular in game theory. Basing her instruction from Sun Tzu’s book Art of War. A book also endorsed by Full Tilt Poker pro Phil Gordon.

When not playing poker, Rousso says teaching is the next best thing. She loves seeing her students gain something new.

For the complete schedule of Vanessa Rousso’s tour check out below:
• Friday, March 20th: Jacksonville Orange Park Kennel Club. Charity tournament to benefit Vanessa’s newly launched anti-poverty foundation “The No Limit No Profit Initiative” as well as several other charities.

• Saturday, March 21st: Jacksonville Orange Park Kennel Club. Vanessa will present a short lecture on game theory and tournament techniques and play an invitation only tournament.

• Monday, March 23rd: Pompano Beach’s Isle Casino “Battle at the Beach” $300,000 guaranteed tournament. Autographs and photo opportunities will be available during the tournament’s scheduled breaks.

• Saturday, March 28th: Palm Beach Kennel Club. Vanessa will give a short lecture on game theory and poker, and play in an invitation-only tournament.

• Sunday, April 5th: Isle Casino in Pompano Beach. Rousso will launch her innovative poker instructional camp: “The Art of Poker — An Intro to Game Theory and Poker.”

• Saturday, April 11th: Jacksonville Orange Park Kennel Club, Vanessa will teach another session of “The Art of Poker — An Intro to Game Theory and Poker.”

• Sunday, April 26th: Palm Beach Kennel Club. Vanessa will close out the Florida tour with a third opportunity for Florida poker players to attend her out-of-the-box boot camp, “The Art of Poker — An Intro to Game Theory and Poker.”

Women’s Poker Hall of Fame

Friday, March 20th, 2009

2008 saw the first inductee’s in the Women’s Poker Hall of Fame.

The Women’s Poker Hall of Fame inducted the first four in 2008. 2 more inductee’s will be introduced each year after.

Only members can nominate a woman who has met the following criteria:

1. A candidate must have been active as a player or industry leader for a minimum of 15 years prior to election. (January 1994 to present, is the minimum amount of time.)

2. A player/industry leader must have contributed to the world of poker in some significant way. This person can qualify by either winning major poker tournaments, or by making significant contributions to the industry of poker.

3. Player/industry leader must be a proponent of women’s poker. Even is she does not play in women’s events, she must support them.

Check out the Hall of Fame HERE

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