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Lara Eisenberg

Last Updated on June 10, 2024

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When it comes to total live earnings, American poker player Lara Eisenberg is a near-millionaire. Even more impressively, she’s a radiologist, philanthropist, avid skydiver, and one of Poker Academy’s ambassadors.

From Silver Spring, Maryland, Lara Eisenberg is a force to be reckoned with on the poker table. Despite her part-time status, she has proven her mettle by winning her first WSOP Circuit Ring in 2019. Her prowess continued to shine as she clinched her first Ladies’ Championship WSOP bracelet in 2022, accompanied by a substantial six-figure sum (USD 115,694). 

Eisenberg claimed her most significant victory in December 2022, when she placed second in the $970 + 130 No-Limit Hold’em event at the WPT World Championship at Wynn Las Vegas, bagging a healthy prize pot of USD 481,500. To date, Eisenberg has donated over USD 30,000 to various non-profits. 

The after-hours poker player also champions female players and regularly volunteers with the Poker League of Nations. Furthermore, she contributed to PLN’s book “Poker for Life,” discussing the brain’s impact on poker. 

While Eisenberg has yet to break into the Asian poker scene, she has made significant runs in the American poker industry, with significant wins in the Grand Poker Series 2014 in Las Vegas (winning USD 34,516), the WPT Maryland Live Main Event 2017 in Hanover (winning USD 10,200), and the 2018 MGM National Harbor Resort and Casino Recurring Tournaments in Oxon Hill (winning USD 13,500). 

Outside of her poker career, Eisenberg has made over 4,500 skydiving jumps and contributed to medical studies regarding the impact of skills games on the human brain. 

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Tricia David

Tricia David has long experience as a recreational poker player and has been covering poker events since 2010 for numerous outfits in Asia. She spent one year working part time with Poker Portal Asia then became editor and lead writer for all event coverage of the Philippine Poker Tour (PPT). Under the PPT, she overlooked content for their website, and produced live updates on all their events. In addition, she served as the live and online events website content writer for the Asian Poker Tour. Currently, she does live events reporting in Asia for online news site Somuchpoker and is also one of their news contributors.

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