Maria Konnikova returns as PokerStars ambassador
September 28, 2023
Maria Konnikova, author, journalist, and poker player who was the first woman to win a PokerStars Platinum Pass at the 2018 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure, is returning as PokerStars ambassador in North America.
Inspired by game theory and coached by Erik Seidel, Maria spent a year playing on the live poker circuit, hardly knowing a thing about poker, on a mission to write a book about her experience. Since then, she has published her New York Times best-selling book ‘The Biggest Bluff’ and become a poker tournament champion, with over $450,000 in career earnings. Maria was a PokerStars ambassador back in 2018, and PokerStars is delighted to announce her return. “Maria's ability to communicate the virtues of poker is unrivalled. She will be integral in our goal of expanding the game to new audiences”, said Steve Preiss, VP, of PokerStars North America. Maria Konnikova, who is set to attend the North American Poker Tour in November and will be playing in the USCOOP and Ten-Deuce freeroll as a PokerStars Ambassador, added: “I'm very happy to once again be joining the PokerStars team as an ambassador. Poker is a game of skill that can teach us so much about our minds and ourselves, and I can't wait to share my passion for it along with the incredible team at PokerStars. I'm quite excited for the vision that PokerStars has for U.S. expansion and am thrilled to play a small part in helping the world appreciate the true beauty and promise of a game I have come to love.”