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A 25-year-old Brit astrophysics graduate, model and pro poker player has scooped the £1.1m European Poker Tour jackpot, the Sun reports. Liv Boeree at the 2008 World Series of Poker. Photo: Gene Bromberg Liv Boeree saw off 1,240 rivals in the San Remo tournament, finally trumping Jakob Carlsson's ace high and a six with a …


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  1. S Larti
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    Loaded in every sense

    Sometimes the geeks do have all the luck!

  2. The Original Ash

    You've missed out the most vital information!

    Is she single?


  3. JimmyPage

    <leslie phillips>

    I say, ding dong !</leslie phillips>

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  5. Anonymous Coward
    Paris Hilton

    It's your fault...

    It's your fault if I do no work today :)

  6. Richard Cartledge


    Gorgeous, young, intelligent and a millionaire, she'd make some chap a lovely wife. ;)

  7. Steven Jones

    I don't remember astrophysics graduates like this...

    So who is going to make the first heavenly body joke?

  8. Anonymous Coward
    Paris Hilton


    Words fail me.

    When I did physics at university there wasnt even a girl at the place that hot, or with that great a set of interests, let alone in the physics department..... I actually dont recal a single girl in the physics department...

    It makes me very sad and wish I had a time machine......

  9. Marcus Aurelius

    I guess she won because

    Her pair meant the other players threw in their flushes!

  10. The Vociferous Time Waster

    I <3 her

    That is all.

  11. FeO Head

    April Fool's was ages ago

    Are you trying to kill your readership? Surely no such creature exists!

  12. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    You missed the most important fact about her

    So, she is :




    (All the above can be prefixed with "very")

    But : Is she single?

    Follow up question : Does she go for the "geeky" type?

    These are all important questions that need to be answered. I think it's time for El Reg to do an interview.

    And can we have a Liv Boeree icon please? She's a sort of perfect opposite to the braindead Paris.

  13. Disco-Legend-Zeke

    She Has An Unfair...

    ...advantage. Two in fact.


  14. Anonymous Coward
    IT Angle


    Where is....the....I........T....nevermind.

    Sky at Night would probably attract a hell of a lot more viewers if she was co-presenter.

  15. iworm


    Poker? I would.

  16. Anonymous Hero
    Paris Hilton


    ....flood of bad poke-her puns.

    Paris, because she also likes to give a good shuffle.

  17. Dan 10


    ..."out of my league" just doesn't cover it.

    What happened to the idea that everyone has strengths and weaknesses that more or less balance out in one way or another?!

    1. moonface

      out of my league!

      Frustrating isn't it? I thought it depressing, that the delectable Victoria Coren was 'out of' my league.

      But now this beautifall young lady comes along, who is younger, better academically qualified and has greater poker winnings!

      Oh for the day, when we are all genetically modified and are all truly equal. A time when all this negative unrealistic yearning, will be a thing of the past!

  18. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    If I wasn't already (happily) married

    she would match the job description

  19. Peter Gathercole Silver badge

    Is there a course on writing ambigious headlines?

    Because this would be a prime candidate for a case study.

    Completely accurate, but you have to actually read the article before you understand what it means!

  20. Stephen Tys


    let's see...a girl that's into heavy metal, is obviously way smarter than me and can kick my a-hole at poker? no...not intimidated at all ;-) good on her. you GO girl!

  21. KjetilS
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    Colo(u)r me impressed

    "astrophysics graduate, model and pro poker player" and likes metal as well..

    How can a woman become more perfect?

  22. vhmoura


    is she married? :)

  23. Anonymous Coward

    Hot Hot Hot

    Just Hot! All round Hot.

  24. Anonymous Coward

    Geek disappointed...

    ... I thought this would have been some clever programing which had adapted a piece of astrophysical modelling software to play poker and win against other computers.

    (Oh, a woman? I've heard of those...)

  25. Sam Tana
    Paris Hilton

    Beautiful, intelligent and talented....

    Beautiful, intelligent and talented....

    ... I know what she's going through.

    Paris - because she enjoys a good poker

  26. Cheapster


    She really ought to put some of her winnings towards the victims of all those earthquakes she has been causing.

    1. Anonymous Coward



      An excellent cause, which I'd say she is superbly supporting, even though she may not know it.

      But she probably does. She probably has an excellent knowledge of world affairs on top of all the other things that make me feel thoroughly inadequate ;)

  27. TeeCee Gold badge

    "astrophysics graduate, model and pro poker player"

    And now rich along with all that.

    I draw a small crumb of comfort from the fact that she doesn't appear to have a flat head to put my beer glass on.

  28. Hollerith 1

    Making Britain proud...

    Just the story for St George's Day. Atta go, girl.

  29. <shakes head>



  30. Red Bren

    She's my i-deal woman.

    Im' going, I'm going!

  31. Robin


    I work for a gambling company, so I can get away with reading this article as work-related. I just need to check some facts again. And again...

  32. Chris007


    "Fans dreaming of dating Liv have been dealt a blow as she already has a fella - US card ace Allie Prescott. "

    Fail - for the the fact she's attached.

  33. Anonymous Coward

    Not bad

    But I've know hotter Engineering undergrads*.

    Running make up modules in Maths and using a prgrammed learning textbook helps open the field.

    *But I'm not saying where or when.

  34. Destroy All Monsters Silver badge

    Ok, but now what _is_ the IT angle?

    There is an astrophysics angle for sure, but that's not enough. May it's the =Sun= namedropping?

    Anyway, we shall raise glasses to the lady.

  35. PsychicMonkey

    she may just be...

    the perfect woman.

    I bet she drinks pints too.....

  36. Chris Collins

    Poke 'er

    Your link seems to point mainly to Christy Hemme, rather than Liv Boeree, judging by my extensive research on the interweb. One of them has to lean a lot farther forwards to see their cards.

  37. kororas



    Astrophysics grad...

    Successful poker player...


    Likes Metal.....


    1. Kevin Reader

      If she weren't already attached...

      ... it seems to me her natural pairing would be with Prof Brian Cox.

      Can you imagine the potential in their kids...

      I for one welcome our new sci-music overlords.

  38. Anonymous Coward
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    ... and in other news

    .... geeks still don't get enought female company .

    In a changing world, it's nice to have some things you can rely on.

    /Wipes away a tear.

    ... from his face .. (honest guv)

  39. IR

    Deal with the devil

    There must be something wrong with her, you can't have so much good stuff in one person. I bet she gives the ending away while watching every movie, and nags you about doing the washing up as soon as you get home from work.

    Either that or she made a deal with the devil to make her lusted after by the most powerful men in the world, without realising that they were mostly nerds.

    1. Oninoshiko
      Black Helicopters

      the deal is

      she has to beat you lot off with a stick.

      no, i dont mean like that -_-



      standard Issue anime-pervert-sledgehammer.

  40. Ian 31

    We Are Not Worthy.

    'Scuse me while I go cry in my beer.

  41. Anonymous Coward

    Only one question...

    Is she single?

  42. Craigness


    From the headline I was expecting a story about a mathematical model of the cosmos being applied successfully to the gaming tables, a victory for plucky British boffins. Reading this article made me feel inadequate.

  43. tony trolle

    punch line missed

    sure I'd poker-her

  44. transientcylon

    You can...

    Throw me in the iron maiden anytime!

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