In celebration of Vanessa Rousso qualifying for CBS’ ‘Big Brother’ finale, we take a look at the numbers behind other poker players who have competed on reality tv/game shows – Go get ’em Vanessa!
Before she became a top poker pro, Liv Boeree was on the UK game show ‘Split or Steal’ … the concept? Pretty easy … work with your partner to collect as much money as possible and in the end, decide if you want to split the winnings with your teammate or, steal and keep it all for yourself!
Boeree’s partner opened his heart wanting to split the £6,500 bounty with Boeree and she agreed … however, when it was time to reveal their selection, originally made in secret, Liv revealed steal, stunning her partner and the crowd … and thus marked the beginning of an amazing poker career!
Top 5 | Boeree’s Best Results on the Circuit
›› 1st, EPT Sanremo (2010), €1,250,000
›› 3rd, EPT Barcelona Super High Roller (2015), €391,000
›› 2nd, UKIPT Edinburgh (2014), £59,180
›› 2nd, EPT London Side Event (2010), £51,330
›› 1st, Euro Ladies Championship (2008), $42,000
*Photo credit: Neil Stoddart, Global Poker Index