I first noticed Angelina Rich’s name last year, when she won the Women’s Event at EPT San Remo. But at the same venue history was made with Victoria Coren becoming the first two-time EPT-champion, and all of my attention was focused on Coren’s achievement – and Rich faded into the background.
This year though, it’s been impossible to ignore the former fashion designer and her accomplishments at the felt. At the end of 2014 Rich hadn’t even made it to the top 100 of the Global Poker Index Player of the Year Ladies. This year she sits in 12th place!
First Rich won the Terminator Event at the Aussie Millions for $27,255 in January, and then she outlasted nearly 2,000 players in The Mid-State Poker Tour Main Event in Las Vegas this summer, taking home $215,815 for the win. Just recently she finished in 11th place of the WSOPE Oktoberfest Event in Berlin for $15,384 and in 10th place in a Hyper Turbo Event at EPT Malta for $1,567.
This impressive run made me curious, and I caught up with Angelina Rich to hear more about her poker career, women in poker and her life as a full-time grinder.
First and foremost, congrats with an amazing year. Last year you went deep in a couple of tournaments and you won the Women’s Event at EPT San Remo, but this year’s been absolutely crazy! You won an event at the Aussie Millions. You took down The Mid-State Poker Tour Main Event, and just two weeks ago you went deep in a couple of events at the WSOPE and EPT Malta. What is going on?
“Thanks! Overall it has been an extremely successful year for me. I would attribute my success to doing a lot of …Read More