Vivian Saliba is a Brazilian Poker player who is getting a lot of fame in the poker sphere these days after her appearance at the WSOP 2017. Without a doubt, she is one of the sexiest women in the Poker industry. Her total earnings stand at $134,298. Saliba’s story of how she landed in the professional poker industry is interesting. When she was just 17 years old, Saliba’s father took her to a local card club in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Fast forward seven years, Saliba won her first WSOP cash prize. She was the youngest even female player to enter the WSOP event. She finished 421st out of 7,221 players, and took home $27,743 in the WSOP 2017.
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Vivian Saliba’s beginning in the poker world started when her father took her to a local card club when she was sad after a breakup with her boyfriend. In an interview given the Poker Listings, Saliba said that she loved the “social” aspect of Poker. At first, she deemed Poker as a good way of socializing with people. But soon after, she started playing PLO cash games. In fact, Saliba says that adapting to no-Limit Hold’em was very difficult for her because she was used to playing Pot-Limit Omaha a lot.
Saliba says that she was “really pissed” with her performance on the first day at WSOP 2017. But on the second day, Saliba made a strong comeback.
Interestingly, Saliba says that the competition at WSOP 2017 wasn’t as difficult as she was expecting. And she likes the structure of the event.
Vivian Saliba says that people back in Brazil are becoming huge fans of poker. But the country does not have Casinos. It has poker clubs, which charge a lot of money. Saliba says Poker clubs in Brazil charge five% no cap for PLO, Hold’em. That’s why people in Brazil are flocking to online poker.
You can follow Vivian Saliba on Instagram where she posts amazing photos of her.