Liz "Poker Diva" Lieu

Liz Lieu is a Vietnamese professional poker player. Liz Lieu wasborn August 2, 1974 in Vietnam. Her sense of style and love of clothing earned her the nickname "Poker Diva".

Liz Lieu was primarily a limit Texas hold 'em cash games player for a number of years, before embracing tournament play at the 2005 World Series of Poker. When John Phan encouraged her to enter the $1500 no-limit hold'em event, she ended up in fifth place with over $168,000 in prize money. Liz Lieu went on to place 12th in the $5000 no-limit hold'em event the same year and cashed in the $3000 tournament as well.

The next stop was the Bellagio's 2005 Festa Al Lago tournament, where Liz Lieu placed fourth in the $2500 no limit hold'em event and 16th in two other top tournaments in the series, taking home more than $80,000 for less than a week's worth of work. Liz Lieu went on to finish in the top ten spots at the World Poker Finals, Five Diamond World Poker Classic, and the Gold Strike World Poker Open.

Liz Lieu's first tournament win came at the 2006 L.A. Poker Classic at Commerce Casino, where she won the $1000 limit hold'em event. Her second tournament win came when she won the same event in 2007.

In 2006, Liz Lieu was honored by the WSOP and ESPN as a "Final Table Grand Marshall" along with Johnny Chan.

Back in September 2007 Lieu signed an exclusive partnership with Chilipoker and acts as an Ambassador for the poker room.

Liz Lieu has donated 20% of her tournament earnings to charity since her first cash in 2005. Liz splits her time between L.A., Las Vegas and London since July 2007. She has worked as a casino dealer and speaks Chinese, Vietnamese and English.

As of 2008, Liz Lieu has earned over $690,000 in live tournament play.

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