Alexa the Poker Prodigy
Already a veteran player in kindergarten
by Max Shapiro | Published: Apr 30, 2010
So, Joe Cada won the World Series of Poker main event at age 21, and Annette Obrestad took down the first WSOP Europe championship at 18. Big deal. These players are old fogies compared to Alexa Fisher, who began playing poker at age 3 (a year, even, before Barbara Enright), and before long had mastered every form of poker dealt at the WSOP. Ask any 6-year-old kindergarten kid where he or she would like to go during summer vacation, and the answer is almost sure to be Disneyland. Alexa’s choice was the WSOP. She got her wish last year, and while she didn’t win any tournaments, she sure made her mark there. She was asked to make an announcement during one of the poker Web broadcasts, was profiled in the Las Vegas Tradeshow Lifestyles newspaper, got her tee shirt signed by lots of her women poker player idols, played “rock, paper, ...
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