September 2012

Editor’s Letter – Fair Game

Fair Game There’s bound to be some people who see this month’s cover of BLUFF and instantly assume that we followed the old “Sex Sells” adage in choosing who to put on the cover. Others might suggest that we’ve painted Maria Ho, Vanessa Selbst, Vanessa Rousso or Liv Boeree as something they’re not. Nothing could [...]

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Poker’s Leading Ladies

Each year, the events of the World Series of Poker inevitably produce a theme for poker fans and media to latch on to. “The Year of the (fill in the blank)” is always up for debate but the biggest storyline at the 2012 WSOP was easy to identify. It was The Year of the Woman. [...]

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Poker’s Leading Ladies: Liv Boeree

People say that primacy and recency are the hallmarks of interpersonal impressions — that our opinions of others are balanced on pillars borne of initial interactions and built of subsequent encounters. From my first acquaintance with Liv Boeree to our most recent experiences (and consistently in between), she has stood apart as exceptional. With a [...]

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Poker’s Leading Ladies: Maria Ho

Maria Ho is the total package. She’s ambitious and determined, great at her job, and still one of the most down-to-earth, warm, and friendly people that I have had the pleasure to meet in this industry. I can safely say that Maria is one the best ambassadors for women’s poker in the modern era of [...]

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Poker’s Leading Ladies: Vanessa Rousso

I vividly remember the first time I met Vanessa Rousso. It was in 2006 while playing in my first ever Ladies Event at the World Series of Poker. She was sitting across from me at the table and I couldn’t help but take notice of her exceptionally strong table presence and the level of intensity [...]

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Poker’s Leading Ladies: Vanessa Selbst

There are few people in the poker world who have made such an impact on it in such a short space of time as Vanessa Selbst. Her track record in tournament poker is arguably unequalled, with two North American Poker Tour titles, two World Series of Poker bracelets, a Partouche Poker Tour championship and a [...]

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Poker’s Leading Ladies: Women in Poker – 10 to Watch

Want further proof that the women are making huge strides in the poker world today? In putting the 10 to Watch list together BLUFF had ample possibilities to pick from and narrowing the list down to just 10 took some effort. Ten years ago, it would have required the same amount of effort to come [...]

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