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A 25-year-old Brit astrophysics graduate, model and pro poker player has scooped the £1.1m European Poker Tour jackpot, the Sun reports. Liv Boeree at the 2008 World Series of Poker. Photo: Gene Bromberg Liv Boeree saw off 1,240 rivals in the San Remo tournament, finally trumping Jakob Carlsson's ace high and a six with a pair …

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Loaded in every sense

Sometimes the geeks do have all the luck!

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You've missed out the most vital information!

Is she single?

<3

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<leslie phillips>

I say, ding dong !</leslie phillips>

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Paris Hilton

It's your fault...

It's your fault if I do no work today :)

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Hmmmm

Gorgeous, young, intelligent and a millionaire, she'd make some chap a lovely wife. ;)

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I don't remember astrophysics graduates like this...

So who is going to make the first heavenly body joke?

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WTF

Words fail me.

When I did physics at university there wasnt even a girl at the place that hot, or with that great a set of interests, let alone in the physics department..... I actually dont recal a single girl in the physics department...

It makes me very sad and wish I had a time machine......

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I guess she won because

Her pair meant the other players threw in their flushes!

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I <3 her

That is all.

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April Fool's was ages ago

Are you trying to kill your readership? Surely no such creature exists!

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You missed the most important fact about her

So, she is :

Rich

Intelligent

Attractive

(All the above can be prefixed with "very")

But : Is she single?

Follow up question : Does she go for the "geeky" type?

These are all important questions that need to be answered. I think it's time for El Reg to do an interview.

And can we have a Liv Boeree icon please? She's a sort of perfect opposite to the braindead Paris.

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She Has An Unfair...

...advantage. Two in fact.

TGIF

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IT Angle

Eh?

Where is....the....I........T....nevermind.

Sky at Night would probably attract a hell of a lot more viewers if she was co-presenter.

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<snort>

Poker? I would.

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Cue....

....flood of bad poke-her puns.

Paris, because she also likes to give a good shuffle.

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Sometimes....

..."out of my league" just doesn't cover it.

What happened to the idea that everyone has strengths and weaknesses that more or less balance out in one way or another?!

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out of my league!

Frustrating isn't it? I thought it depressing, that the delectable Victoria Coren was 'out of' my league.

But now this beautifall young lady comes along, who is younger, better academically qualified and has greater poker winnings!

Oh for the day, when we are all genetically modified and are all truly equal. A time when all this negative unrealistic yearning, will be a thing of the past!

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If I wasn't already (happily) married

she would match the job description

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Is there a course on writing ambigious headlines?

Because this would be a prime candidate for a case study.

Completely accurate, but you have to actually read the article before you understand what it means!

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not intimidating...no

let's see...a girl that's into heavy metal, is obviously way smarter than me and can kick my a-hole at poker? no...not intimidated at all ;-) good on her. you GO girl!

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Colo(u)r me impressed

"astrophysics graduate, model and pro poker player" and likes metal as well..

How can a woman become more perfect?

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whooooooooops!!!

is she married? :)

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Hot Hot Hot

http://www.theregister.co.uk/Design/graphics/icons/comment/flame_32.png

Just Hot! All round Hot.

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Geek disappointed...

... I thought this would have been some clever programing which had adapted a piece of astrophysical modelling software to play poker and win against other computers.

(Oh, a woman? I've heard of those...)

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Beautiful, intelligent and talented....

Beautiful, intelligent and talented....

... I know what she's going through.

Paris - because she enjoys a good poker

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Compensation?

She really ought to put some of her winnings towards the victims of all those earthquakes she has been causing.

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Boobquake

See http://www.examiner.com/x-2593-Modern-Love-Examiner~y2010m4d23-Boobquake-2010-80000-women-to-bare-breasts-protest-Iranian-clerics-promiscuity-claim

An excellent cause, which I'd say she is superbly supporting, even though she may not know it.

But she probably does. She probably has an excellent knowledge of world affairs on top of all the other things that make me feel thoroughly inadequate ;)

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"astrophysics graduate, model and pro poker player"

And now rich along with all that.

I draw a small crumb of comfort from the fact that she doesn't appear to have a flat head to put my beer glass on.

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Making Britain proud...

Just the story for St George's Day. Atta go, girl.

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sigh

sigh

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She's my i-deal woman.

Im' going, I'm going!

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Work

I work for a gambling company, so I can get away with reading this article as work-related. I just need to check some facts again. And again...

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Damn

"Fans dreaming of dating Liv have been dealt a blow as she already has a fella - US card ace Allie Prescott. "

Fail - for the the fact she's attached.

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Not bad

But I've know hotter Engineering undergrads*.

Running make up modules in Maths and using a prgrammed learning textbook helps open the field.

*But I'm not saying where or when.

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Ok, but now what _is_ the IT angle?

There is an astrophysics angle for sure, but that's not enough. May it's the =Sun= namedropping?

Anyway, we shall raise glasses to the lady.

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she may just be...

the perfect woman.

I bet she drinks pints too.....

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Poke 'er

Your link seems to point mainly to Christy Hemme, rather than Liv Boeree, judging by my extensive research on the interweb. One of them has to lean a lot farther forwards to see their cards.

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0,o

25...

Astrophysics grad...

Successful poker player...

Model...

Likes Metal.....

OMFG!!!!

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Welcome

If she weren't already attached...

... it seems to me her natural pairing would be with Prof Brian Cox.

Can you imagine the potential in their kids...

I for one welcome our new sci-music overlords.

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... and in other news

.... geeks still don't get enought female company .

In a changing world, it's nice to have some things you can rely on.

/Wipes away a tear.

... from his face .. (honest guv)

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Deal with the devil

There must be something wrong with her, you can't have so much good stuff in one person. I bet she gives the ending away while watching every movie, and nags you about doing the washing up as soon as you get home from work.

Either that or she made a deal with the devil to make her lusted after by the most powerful men in the world, without realising that they were mostly nerds.

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the deal is

she has to beat you lot off with a stick.

no, i dont mean like that -_-

^

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standard Issue anime-pervert-sledgehammer.

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We Are Not Worthy.

'Scuse me while I go cry in my beer.

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Only one question...

Is she single?

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Disappointed

From the headline I was expecting a story about a mathematical model of the cosmos being applied successfully to the gaming tables, a victory for plucky British boffins. Reading this article made me feel inadequate.

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punch line missed

sure I'd poker-her

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You can...

Throw me in the iron maiden anytime!

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