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Liz Lieu

Liz Lieu started playing poker when she was just thirteen years old, competing in Chinese Poker games with her friends, and going on to organise her own home games at the age of eighteen.

After her father suffered a heart attack, Liz told both her parents to quit their jobs, and she determined to provide for them by making a living playing poker. Lieu took a substantial bankroll to Las Vegas to become a pro, but soon after moving up in limits she hit some problems in her personal life that nearly left her broke. With the help and encouragement of fellow poker pro and best friend John Phan, Liz Lieu rebuilt her bankroll and was soon back on form. It was John Phan who encouraged Liz to enter the 2005 World Series of Poker, where she ended up finishing fifth in the $1500 no limit hold'em event, taking nearly $170,000 in prize money.

Lieu went on to compete in more tournaments and play poker all over the world, but she has also worked with numerous local and global non-profit organizations such as "Women In Need" and "The National Multiple Sclerosis Society". She has also donated 20% of her earnings to charity since 2005.

As of 2010, Liz Lieu had earned over $825,000 from live tournament poker.   

Interesting Fact: Liz Lieu appeared in the 2009 Hong Kong comedy film 'Poker King' as herself.

Liz Lieu

  • Nickname

    Poker Diva

  • Hometown

    Los Angeles, California

  • Birth Date


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