Liv Boeree

Liv Boeree

Liv Boeree

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Liv Boeree
United Kingdom
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Liv Boeree is a former British poker player and former PokerStars Ambassador. Over the course of her career, she cashed for over $3.8 million and won both a European Poker Tour title and a World Series of Poker bracelet the only female player in poker history to achieve such a feat.

Away from poker, she has a degree in Astrophysics from the University of Manchester. She is in a long-term relationship with fellow former poker player Igor Kurganov.


Liv Boeree was born in 1984 in Kent, England. Boeree first entered the poker scene in 2005 when she was chosen for a poker reality TV show in Britain along with four other contestants. The show also featured some of the best-known poker pros such as Phil Hellmuth, Annie Duke, and Dave ‘Devilfish’ Ulliott who trained the five poker rookies and helped them take their first steps in the world of poker.

Boeree’s TV debut opened her new paths in both show business and poker in 2006 she took the job as a journalist and a TV presenter for Gutshot TV covering the 37th annual World Series of Poker. She then joined the Challenge TV to work as an internet reporter for the European Poker Tour and covered WSOP Europe events for the official website.

Boeree at the WSOP

Boeree has a total of 25 WSOP cashes on her record. In 2017, she won the $10,000 Tag Team event with her boyfriend Igor Kurganov for $136,982 each.

Liv Boeree’s Top 5 WSOP Results

Year Event Place Prize
2017 WSOP $10,000 Tag Team Event 1st $136,982
2017 WSOP $10,000 Main Event 314th $35,267
2018 WSOP Main Event 379th $33,305
2011 WSOPE 10,000 Main Event 36th 27,500 ($36,736)
2012 WSOPE 10,000 Main Event 18th 26,611 ($34,718)

Boeree on the European Poker Tour

The biggest success at the tables came to Boeree in Italy in 2010 when she outplayed the outstanding field of 1,240 players at the European Poker Tour Sanremo Main Event taking home a whopping cash prize of 1,250,000 along with the shiny EPT trophy. This victory put Boeree among the most successful female players and made her one of the most popular poker stars in the world. The year 2010 continued on a high note for Boeree as she finished second in a 2,000 No-Limit Hold’em event in her home country’s EPT London for more than 50,000.

Fun Fact: In 2018, Boeree hosted a TED Talk where she explored the ways one can use probabilities to improve everyday decision making

Other Poker Achievements

Boeree won her first major tournament in 2008 by taking down the European Ladies Championship title collecting $42,000 in first-place prize money. Her other memorable finishes include winning a Poker After Dark heat in 2017 for $150,000 and winning a tiny little 50 event at the UKIPT in 2010 for 1,475.

Boeree signed her first sponsorship deal with an online poker site in 2008 when she joined Absolute Poker and represented the site for more than a year. In August 2009, she switched her badge and joined the Ultimate Bet Poker Team Pro.

In August 2011, Boeree left UltimateBet as the site could not recover from the events following the Black Friday and seized its existence. Just a month later Boeree signed a deal with the industry’s leading poker site PokerStars and joined its Team Pro. She quit PokerStars in 2019.

PokerNews Covered Events

Event Place Prize
2022 World Series of PokerEvent #87: $5,000 8-Handed No-Limit Hold’em 60th $8,843
2020 WPT World Online ChampionshipsEvent #6: $3,200 Mix-Max Championship, $3m GTD 10th $37,500
2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet EventsEvent #61: $300 Monster Stack No Limit Hold’em 6-Handed 118th $1,289
2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet EventsEvent #59: $2,500 Double Stack No Limit Hold’em 41st $8,779
2020 WPT World Online ChampionshipsEvent #3: $3,200 8-Max Championship, $3m GTD 50th $11,788
2018 EPT Barcelona10,300 High Roller 6th €70,000
2018 World Series of PokerEvent #65: $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em MAIN EVENT - World Championship 379th $33,305
2018 World Series of PokerEvent #71: $5,000 No-Limit Hold’em (30 minute levels) 31st $11,176
2018 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure$10,300 Main Event 17th $49,680
2018 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure$25,000 High Roller 14th $55,740
2017 PokerStars Championship Barcelona1,100 PokerStars National Championship 162nd €3,710
2017 World Series of PokerEvent #73: $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em MAIN EVENT - World Championship 314th $35,267
2017 World Series of PokerEvent #19: THE GIANT - $365 No-Limit Hold’em 310th $889
2017 PokerStars Championship presented by Monte-Carlo CasinoMain Event 112th €7,580
2017 PokerStars Festival LondonMain Event 76th £2,105
2017 PokerStars Festival LondonHigh Roller 10th £6,280
2016 PokerStars EPT Season 13 Prague10,300 High Roller 48th €19,340
2016 PokerStars EPT Season 12 Dublin5,300 Main Event 74th €9,100
2016 Aussie MillionsEvent #11: $10,600 Main Event 80th 15,000 AUD
2015 World Poker Tour MontrealMain Event 70th 7,030 CAD
2015 EPT Season 12 Barcelona25,500 Single-Day High Roller 3rd €391,000
2015 PokerStars Caribbean AdventureMain vent 73rd $20,580
2014 EPT Season 11 Prague5,300 Main Event 118th €10,740
2014 EPT Season 11 London4,250 Main Event 27th £14,800
2014 World Series of PokerEvent #58: $1,500 Mixed-Max No-Limit Hold’em 158th $2,489
2014 Aussie Millions$10,600 Main Event 28th 35,000 AUD
2014 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure$10,000,000 Guarantee Main Event 50th $32,000
2013 World Series of PokerEvent #58: $1,111 Little One for One Drop No-Limit Hold’em 107th $3,723
2013 World Series of PokerEvent #51: $10,000 Ladies No-Limit Hold’em Championship 54th $3,168
2013 EPT BerlinMain Event 48th €15,000
2013 EPT LondonMain Event 62nd £11,000
2012 EPT SanremoMain Event 120th €8,000
2012 World Series of Poker EuropeEvent #7: 10,450 No-Limit Hold’em Main Event 18th €26,611
2012 World Series of PokerEvent 61: $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em Main Event 631st $19,227
2012 World Series of PokerEvent 23: $3,000 No-Limit Hold’em - Six-Handed 47th $8,551
2012 World Series of PokerEvent 9: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em Re-Entry 84th $6,157
2012 EPT CampioneMain Event 51st €9,000
2012 PokerStars Caribbean AdventureMain Event 133rd $17,500
2011 EPT PragueMain Event 83rd €9,000
2011 World Series of Poker EuropeEvent #7: 10,400 Main Event Championship 36th €27,500
World Series of Poker Europe 2010Event #1: 2,650 Six-Handed No-Limit Hold’em 19th £5,624
2010 World Series of PokerEvent #36: $1,000 No-Limit Holdem 248th $2,065
2010 World Series of PokerEvent #22: $1,000 Ladies No-Limit Holdem Championship 53rd $3,500
2010 World Series of PokerEvent #13: $1,000 No-Limit Holdem 189th $2,518
2010 EPT San RemoMain Event 1st €1,250,000
2009 World Series of PokerEvent 28 - $1,500 No Limit Hold’em 57th $7,237
2009 World Series of PokerEvent 4 - $1,000 No Limit Hold’em 356th $2,435
2009 PokerNews Cup AlpineEvent 3 - 110 No Limit Hold’em w/Bounties 3rd €1,360
2009 Aussie MillionsEvent 7 - $1,650 Bounty Feature Event 7th 18,900 AUD
2008 World Series of PokerEvent 41 - $1,500 Mixed Hold’em 64th $2,794
2008 World Series of PokerEvent 38 - $2,000 Pot-Limit Hold’em 49th $4,074