Liv Boeree

Professional Poker Player, Astrophysicist,
Liv Boeree
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    $10,001 - $20,000*

  • US East:

    $20,001 - $35,000*

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    $20,001 - $35,000*

  • Europe:

    $10,001 - $20,000*

  • Asia:

    $10,001 - $20,000*

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Originally from Kent in England, Liv Boeree is one of the most successful female poker players of all time, with over $3.7 million in live tournament earnings. She studied at the University of Manchester, achieving a first-class degree in Astrophysics. She is in high demand as speakers in her native UK as well as abroad, in addition to being a sought-after TV presenter. Her TED Talk created a buzz and has currently amassed over 1.8 million views.

As a speaker Liv Boeree is dynamic and insightful. Her TED Talk has been viewed over 2.4 million times and created quite a buzz when it was first published online. As a woman in poker and science, Liv is also eager to speak about the adversity women face in these industries and how to overcome them.

Clients book her for her incredible insights and her ability to relate different aspects of poker to everyday life and the challenges we face. Liv also speaks on living in a man’s world as well as women in science and technology. Liv Boeree is a science communicator and games specialist. A former professional poker player, she has won multiple championship titles on the international poker circuit and was the #1 ranked female player in 2016.

Previously, she studied astrophysics and became fascinated with applying scientific thinking to everyday life. This introduced her to effective altruism—a philosophical movement that uses evidence and reason to identify and mitigate the world's most pressing problems. In 2014, she co-founded Raising for Effective Giving, a non-profit that fundraises for the most globally impactful charities and research organisations.

Then came the moment that would change Boeree’s life forever, and make the poker world give her the credit her game deserves. Liv travelled to Italy to play at the European Poker Tour (EPT) Season 6 Sanremo event in 2010—a tournament that proved to be one of the biggest ever, with a packed field of 1,240 runners. After days of intense action, Boeree found herself on the final table, and duly went on to crush the remaining players to take the title and a massive $1,698,300 payday, confirming her status as one of the finest players the UK has ever produced.

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3 Lessons On Decision-Making From A Poker Champion | TED

A Number Speaks A Thousand Words | TEDxManchester

  • Being A ProfessionalBasic Psychology, Games and Game Theory Applications, Rational Thinking Techniques, & Decision Making.
  • Ethics/Philosophy—With A Focus On Effective Altruism.
  • ScienceSpace Exploration, Physics, Discoveries, Artificial Intelligence (AI) Dangers, Extreme Weather, & Encouraging Women In Science and Engineering.
  • A Woman In A Man's World.
  • Environment—Climate Change, Green Energy, Sustainable Living, Food Production, & Animal Welfare.

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