PokerKnave is really delighted to introduce the woman behind the online legend that is Poker Vixen! For those who play poker online or live in Las Vegas The Poker Vixen ‘hit and run’ tactics on the table have now gone into folklore. Her twitters have also endeared her to many people with her tales and shenanigans in the poker and Las Vegas business world, and, as one of her followers I am proud to have persuaded he to do this interview even though she was extremely busy.
As you know we are a poker website, how long have you played poker?
I’ve been playing poker for about 15 years. I actually started as a blackjack dealer, learned poker in case they needed an extra dealer, and went from there. In college, I also played penny ante poker with the boys every Friday night and won enough to pay to do my laundry every week.
So you used to beat the guys, did they underestimate you?
I find that a lot of guys underestimate a girl at the poker table. My college buddies played level 1 poker (i.e. “What do I have”) so it was easy to bluff and they weren’t watching for what someone else may have.
Do you prefer online or live and why?
What has been your biggest payday payout on the tables?
I’m a consultant for a company that does commercial banking software.
How would you describe yourself physically?
Brunette with blue eyes and an hour-glass figure.
Which designer do you admire?
I tend not to admire designers. Its not to say I’m not a sucker for a cute pair of boots or a great dress but I just don’t find that it all comes from one designer anymore.
Who are your favourite models?
I really don’t follow models but I do like Heidi Klum for her personality in addition to her presence on a runway
What sort of music and artist do you like?
I listen to a full spectrum of music but Dave Matthews Band is probably one of my favourites. When I’m in the mood to rock out, I like a Canadian band called The Tragically Hip
Do you have any hobbies?
Poker is definitely my main hobby but I cook, crochet and paint on occasion.
What is your favourite entertainment?
Living in Vegas, I’m never short on entertainment, it’ deciding what to do. I play a fair bit of poker but I also do an occasional salsa class with friends or enjoy some of the many great restaurants here in Las Vegas.
Which cuisine do you prefer?
I like most everything except Indian food. My favourite is actually Ukrainian food because that’s what I grew up with.
If you had a choice would it be a Prada handbag or a Jimmy Choo shoes?
It would definitely be the Jimmy Choo shoes. The one problem I’ve had here in Vegas is that it seems every other girl here is also a size 7. Its harder to find cute shoes in my size so I snatch them up whenever I can.
Which city would you like to be in?
I love Las Vegas and I’m quite happy here. Its an amazing city. I’d love to travel through Europe though and perhaps spend some time in Barcelona. For some reason, Spain has always fascinated me.