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English professional Liv Boeree wins Sunday Warm-Up

Liv Boeree

Liv Boeree

The home-grown talent on the world’s largest online poker room were out in full force and had to take a back seat to Englishwoman and colleague Liv Boeree during SuperBowl Sunday’s Sunday Warm-Up.

The young PokerStars Pro out-played a super-sized field of 4,710 players to take the first place prize of  $147,780.96. The unexpectedly-large number of participants generated a prize pool of almost one million dollars, way above the $750,000 guaranteed for the $215 buy-in tournament.

Boeree dominated the last stages of the tournament to reach the heads-up against, tow-time Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) event winner James “mig.com” Mackey. The final hand saw Boeree’s pair of 7s hold up against the A-6 of her opponent.

Boeree biggest live tournament win came in April of 2010 when she won the European Poker Tour (EPT) event in San Remo to take home 1.25 million euros. Her lifetime winnings from live tournaments are amassed at over $2 million.

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