lara eisenberg 2022 wsop For our newest edition of 2022 WSOP Featured Females , we interviewed bracelet winner Lara Eisenberg, a radiologist who shared some insight into poker’s effect on the brain long-term and if Daniel Negreanu was correct when he insinuated that women aren’t wired to be interested in poker .
Eisenberg is currently quarantining after testing positive for COVID-19 during the World Series of Poker . The Maryland native will head back out east as soon as she’s cleared to return to civilization. Her case, thankfully, was mild.
PokerNews spoke with the medical professional by phone to discuss her poker career, and also pick her brain on what poker actually does to our brains. Winning a WSOP Bracelet
Lara Eisenberg celebrates winning the 2021 WSOP Ladies NLH Championship. In 2021, Eisenberg won her first WSOP bracelet in the $1,000 Ladies No-Limit Hold’em Championship for $115,694, beating out 644 players. She defeated Debora Brooke heads-up to finish off the tournament.
The champ’s life didn’t drastically change financially — she already has a high-paying gig — but, as she explained, it opened some doors that may have otherwise not been available.
“It’s great to have the recognition to have won an event,” Eisenberg told PokerNews . Global Poker PokerStars Play She’s currently writing a chapter for an upcoming book from Poker League of Nations founder Lena Evans , “Poker for Life.” Her contribution to the book will be content on the brain’s impact on poker.
Evans told PokerNews that Eisenberg is a “great ambassador for women in poker.” She began playing poker in the early 2000s and got into the game like so many others.
“I was watching the early nightly news and a commercial for PokerStars came on,” she said about how she discovered poker. Is Poker Good for the Brain?
Eisenberg, whose poker week in Las Vegas was cut short due to COVID-19, doesn’t play poker for a living. That is partially due to having a successful career as a radiologist back home in Silver Spring, Maryland.Perhaps, you’re familiar with that city. It’s the hometown of legendary comedian Dave Chappelle , and […]
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