Liv Boeree

Olivia “Liv” Boeree (born in 1984) is an English poker player with one WSOP bracelet and one EPT title. When Boeree won the EPT Main Event in Sanremo in April 2010, it was the largest ever poker tournament held on European soil, and the victory yielded her €1.25 million in prize money.

By August 2017, her total winnings from live tournaments exceeded $3.5 million.

Short facts about Live Boeree

Nickname: Iron Maiden

Born: 18 July, 1984

Current residence: Kent, England, UK


Liv Boeree was born and raced in Kent, England, where she attended the Ashford School. She then studied at the University of Manchester, where she earned a First Class Honours degree in Physics with Astrophysics.

Poker career

As one of five contestants, Boeree participated in the reality TV-show Showdown, where she reicieved poker coaching from Annie Duke, Phil Hellmuth and Dave Ulliott. The show aired on Channel 5 in the UK during the fall of 2005.

Boeree cotinued to play poker even after the show was over, and in May 2008 she earned $30,000 by winning the Ladbrokes European Ladies Championships.

European Poker Tour

As of June 2017, Boeree has made it to the money 12 times in EPT tournaments. As mentioned above, she won the EPT Sanremo Main Event in 2010. At the time, it was the largest live poker tournament ever held in Europe, and the first prize amounted to €1.25 million.

In August 2015, Boeree finished third in the EPT Barcelona High Roller event, capturing €391,000 in prize money.


As of June 2017, Boeree has made it to the money 20 times at WSOP.

Her bracelet is from the WSOP 2017 Event #2, a $10,000 Tag Team No Limit Hold’em Championship. Her tag-team partner was Igor Kurganov, and the first prize amounted to $273,964.


In 2014, Boeree finnished second at the UKIPT Edinburgh Main Event.


  • Boeree became a member of Team PokerStars in September 2010.
  • In 2016, she became Team Manager of the Global Poker League Team “The London Royals”.


  • 2010: Europe’s Leading Lady at the European Poker Awards
  • 2014: Female Player of the Year at the European Poker Awards(An award determined by the Global Poker Index points accumulated in the year.)
  • Boeree is a three-time recipient of the Global Poker Index European Female Player of the Year Award.

TV appearances


2011-2013: Co-hosting the UK and Ireland Poker Tour, a weekly TV-show on Channel 4

2015-2016: The Mind Control Freaks at Discovery Channel

2017: MindGamers at Red Bull TV


2005: One of five contestants at the Showdown TV-show on Channel 5.

2006: One of the contestants in the Channel 4 (non-poker) TV-show Codex, a game show where a team of five solves a series of games and receives clues that can be used to decrypt an enigma.

2007: Boeree won £6,500 and 50 pence on the ITV show Golden Balls.

2010-2016: European Poker Tour

2011 and 2013: Boeree appeared in NBC’s Heads Up Poker in 2011 and 2013.

2011: Boeree took part in BB2’s Christmas University Challenge a member of the Celebrity Graduate Manchester University team.

2014: Channel 4’s Shark Cage

2017: Boeree appeared on Poker Central’s TV-show Poker After Dark and finished at 1st place

Charity work

In 2014, Boeree co-founded Raising for Effective Giving, an organization that promotes a rational approach to philanthropy.

AI safety

After having raised concerns about the risks of AI, Boeree supports research into safer AI development.


  • In February 2018, Boeree gave a TEDx Talk on the benefits of thinking in probabilities.
  • In March 2018, Boeree she shared her Three Life Lessons from the Poker Table at the TED Conference in Vancouver.


Boeree has written numerous articles and opinion pieces, especially in the field of rationality.