“Many male players honestly think it takes testosterone to play poker. That’s a good thing. You can show off your beautifully manicured nails as you stack their chips!”—Susie Isaacs
Women have been playing poker since the game was born. Sure, they weren’t always welcome at the table, but that didn’t stop free spirits like Poker Alice, who supported seven children on her winnings back in the late 1800s. So if you’ve been itching to learn how to play—or how to play better—nothing should stop you, either. And I, along with many of my poker-playing girlfriends, will show you how in this book.
Poker can be extremely lucrative. I know—I’ve been a professional tournament player for over fifteen years. But the main reason to play is simple: Poker is fun! Outfoxing—and taking money from—other players (especially men) is lots of fun. And even if you don’t know your ante from your uncle, this book can teach you how to play winning poker.
This complete guide shows you the way from kitchen table games to the tables at the World Series of Poker and the World Poker Tour. You’ll get tips, anecdotes, and insider secrets from top women players like Annie Duke, Kathy Liebert, and Jennifer Tilly. You’ll also read about the fearless female players who paved the way for today’s female super stars. You’ll even learn how to use your wiles to beat the men (what, you thought we were playing fair?). Best of all, you’ll see how truly fascinating and enjoyable the game of poker can be. And that’s just about the sweetest prize there is.
Have fun beating the pants off your opponents. See you at the poker table!
Susie Isaacs made poker history when she became the first woman to win the World Series of Poker ladies championship back-to-back in 1996 and 1997. She roared back in 1998 to take tenth place in the million dollar main event—competing in the “big boys’ game.” Most recently, in the 2006 WSOP, she placed in the top 5 percent out of 8,773 players. Her popular column “Chip Chatter" appears regularly in several poker and gaming publications. Originally from Nashville, Tennessee, she now lives in Las Vegas. Visit her website: www.susieisaacs.com.