Diana Shamshoum

Québec, Canada

Diana Shamshoum I used to play home games for fun, then my husband and my brother Ricky started going to play at Snakes Poker and I would stay home. George, my husband, would always encourage me to go along but I used to think it was a men's world. I was very intimated by the world of poker. When I finally went and I really enjoyed the social aspect of it, and thanks to my husband and my brother Rick being patient and teaching me positions and to play flop, turn, river, I really started loving the game.

I really enjoy playing live poker as I enjoy looking at players in the eyes and try to get a read on them, unless they are wearing their sunglasses, haha. Also, I love playing cash tables where I do much better than tourneys..

I have had some success , the lady from Dollard-des-Ormeaux engraved my name by winning Event #3 at the WPT Playground. A few days later I played the Main Event with over 1100 entries, finished in 35th place and cashed. I also played at Playground's 2nd anniversary on December 16th, 2012, and also cashed in that one. I then went down to Atlantic City to play in the Borgata leg of the WPT Tour... Event #19, taking home $55,260!