Annie Duke comes from the family that loves card games. So there is no wonder she became a poker star eventually. Annie was born and raised in New Hampshire, and in her early ages, she simply couldn’t find a way to fit in. She was the only child of liberals trying to survive in the conservative society of her St. Paul’s prep school. That’s why when Annie reached 18 years old, she entered Columbia University to get away from the people who simply couldn’t accept her.
Maria Ho was born in Taiwan in the traditional Chinese family. When she was four years old, the Ho family moved to the United States, where Maria was raised. And even though she was living in Taiwan for only four years of her life, she kept a strong bond with her motherland. Now she is one of the top-scale poker players and a TV host and commentator. Maria has over $3.7 million earned in different poker tournaments and is proudly standing among the best female players. In 2018 she was included into the Women in Poker Hall of Fame.
Being one of the most successful players among female members of the poker community, Liv Boeree has over 3,5 million dollars earned in live tournaments. As well as other players, she got into the poker fever quite accidentally. Before becoming a star in tournaments, Liv Boeree achieved her degree in Astrophysics, which is already a sign that Boeree’s intellect is way above the average. However, later she decided to go the other way and find the desired fame being a model and a participant of TV shows.