Suzie Isaacs Profile

Published on October 31, 2005 at 22:00
Suzie Isaacs Profile

Born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee, Susie Isaacs was destined to think poker was fun. As young as age four she was introduced to the game when she was designated as the official look out for her older cousins, a group of boys who were playing poker under the collective nose of disapproving parents. Once she was old enough to count she learned the game, playing for fun and, when she was able to scrape up $2.35 from selling her comic book collection, she began to play for money.

In 1986 Susie moved to Las Vegas and began to see a much wider poker world than she had been exposed to before. Realizing she knew comparatively little about the game, and coming off a recent divorce that did not allow her disposable income for "fun" poker, she became a serious student of the game. She sought out tutors, read books, and applied strategy until she got up the nerve to begin to compete in poker.

The fans of Card Player magazine and the Chip Chatter column (now appearing in the Poker Player newspaper and on her website) are glad she did; she has delighted poker fans with over 300 articles for this and other poker publications, sharing her victories and insights over the years. She was the first woman to win the ladies championships back to back in the 1996 and 1997 World Series of Poker, and only one other woman has placed as high as she when she made it to 10th in the WSOP main event in 1998.

She followed up that accomplishment the next year by publisher her first book, MsPoker:Up Close and Personl. This book is a trilogy covering her poker strategy, her personal story and a series of stories about the people of the world of poker.

Her website,, allows her fans to keep up with her many activities, as well as a vehicle to display and sell her person jewelry collections, called "Gaming Jewelry." As she continues to play and live the poker life, she works towards her dreams, which include seeing completive poker receive an approval from the general public and for more and more women to get involved at a competitive level in the game she loves.