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Adrienne “talonchick” Rowsome*

Online giant PokerStars has released another poker documentary on one of their team members.  Adrienne “talonchick” Rowsome, a female Team PokerStars professional, is the subject of their latest Youtube documentary.  Their first short film focused on Randy “nanonoko” Lew, a mid-stakes super-grinder who plays millions of hands each year.  While Rowsome does not quite put in as much volume, her life is certainly no less boring.

Rowsome is one of the more decorated female players in online poker history; however, poker is not her only passion.  She actually uses her poker winnings as supplementary income, using the extra money to purchase jewelry, cars, and other lavish gifts.  During the day, Adrienne spends her time as an occupational therapist, helping those with illnesses or disabilities through any and all issues.  Because of her busy work schedule and social life, she turned to online poker to fit her passion for the game into her everyday life.

Originally from Edmonton, Canada, Adrienne is one of the more feared mixed game players in online poker.  She has made a name for herself in mixed game tournaments, including the 2011 WCOOP 8-Game Championship which saw her place 4th for $13,272.  Rowsome has also been quite a pioneer for PokerStars’ new Women’s Poker League, making the final table of the PokerStars Woman’s Sunday an impressive five times this year.  The $55 buy-in event has a $10,000 guarantee and runs at 14:30 ET each and every Sunday.  The winner’s share can approach $4,000, with players picking up an extra $50 for busting any female Team PokerStars pros in the field.  Typically joining Rowsome from the Stars staff are Liv Boeree, Fatima Moreira de Melo, and Celina Lin.

This documentary comes at a great time for women at PokerStars.  Their Women’s Poker League has helped once again separate themselves from the rest of the online poker world.  With freerolls, microstakes buy-in tournaments, and major weekend events, the poker league is great for women of all skill levels.  The league is perfect for women who are new to poker and just want to try their hand at the game.  It’s ok to be nervous, even players as good as Rowsome get jitters before a session.  While she might have been a bit nervous as first, Rowsome is anything but apprehensive now.

Visit PokerStars to learn more about the Woman’s Poker League and catch Rowsome at the tables.

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