As the youngest female player in the WSOP Main Event this summer, Brazil's Vivian Saliba naturally grabbed some air time.
When the audience saw she was both vivacious and lively but also a very good player, she became the most searched-for name on the web’s poker databases.
The meteoric rise into the poker public's consciousness has paid off as the 24-year old PLO specialist has now been signed to the burgeoning pro team at 888poker.
Saliba: From Brazil to the WSOP
Despite her young age, Saliba clearly wasn’t as big of a rookie as some players thought. In fact by the time they hit the money spots of the Main Event Saliba had claimed her fifth cash of the 2017 World Series highlighted by an 11th-place finish in the $10k Omaha Championship.
Prior to this summer's WSOP Saliba already had several cashes in events in her native Brazil, but it was this summer her career took off.
She finished the WSOP Main Event in 421st place for another cash and has proceeded to conquer poker events in Europe since.
She final tabled another PLO event at PSC Barcelona and finished 3rd. She returned to the European poker scene in October where she won the Ladies Event of the 888poker festival in London and then travelled to the King’s Casino in Rozvadov for the WSOPE.
There she managed to score another four cashes including a 59th-place in the main event.
“I couldn't be happier about joining the 888 Team,” said Saliba. “As a professional poker player, I always looked forward to a partnership. 888poker is one of the biggest poker companies and I am very fortunate to be a part of it.
"I am ready to give 100% and see us both growing together.”
Saliba "Everything We Believe In at 888Poker"
Saliba has been playing on a professional level for about five years and at 888poker they think that she’ll be a great asset to the pro team.
“Saliba represents everything we believe in here at 888poker, which includes having fun at the tables, talking to her fellow players and always wearing a smile while enjoying the game we all love.”
“We at 888poker believe the poker world will be seeing a lot more of Saliba and we are extremely excited to have her on our team.”
It’s a strong team she’s joining with Dominik Nitsche, Chris Moorman and Sofia Lövgren by her side but also a strong Brazilian presence with Bruno Politano, Nicolau Villa-Lobos, Bruno Kawauti and – sometimes - Denilson.
Saliba brings a new, interesting element to the team as she’s a PLO player more than a NLHE player, representing a trend towards PLO that PokerListings recently reported on.
“I prefer PLO because there is way more action compared to Hold’em which makes it more enjoyable to play,” Saliba revealed.
“A lot of players are new to the game and make many mistakes which is obviously good for me as a professional poker player.”
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