J. J. Liu

Infobox poker player
firstname=Joanne
lastname=Liu
nickname=J. J.


caption=J.J. Liu in the 2006 World Series of Poker.
hometown=Palo Alto, California
wsop bracelet count="None"
wsop money finishes=12
wsop main event best finish rank="None"
wsop main event best finish year=
multi-year wsop winner=
wpt titles=0 (+1)
wpt final tables=2 (+1)
wpt money finishes=5 (+1)
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Joanne Jishung Liu (born April 10, 1965 in Taipei, Taiwan) is a professional poker player from Palo Alto, California cite web|url=http://www.worldpokertour.com/Shared/Players/Bios/J/Joanne_Liu.aspx |title=Joanne "JJ" Liu |accessdate=2008-04-14 |work=worldpokertour.com |publisher=WPT Enterprises, Inc ] . She is the highest placing female in a World Poker Tour Championship event [ cite web|url=http://www.pokerlistings.com/poker-player_joanne-liu |title=Joanne Liu |accessdate=2008-04-14 |work=PokerListings ] , finishing runner-up to Ted Forrest at the WPT Bay 101 Shooting Stars in 2007. [cite web|url=http://pokerdb.thehendonmob.com/event.php?a=r&n=18303|title=$ 9,600 WPT Championship Event - No Limit Hold'em|publisher=The Hendon Mob|author=Butt, Robert|accessdate=2008-04-14]

As of 2008, her total live tournament winnings exceed $1,700,000.cite web|url=http://pokerdb.thehendonmob.com/player.php?a=s&n=1697|title=Joanne Liu - Stats|publisher=The Hendon Mob|author=Butt, Robert|accessdate=2008-04-14] She ranks 5th in live tournament earnings among female players, behind Kathy Liebert, Annie Duke, Annette Obrestad, and Jennifer Harman [cite web|url=http://pokerdb.thehendonmob.com/ranking/137|title=Women's All Time Money List Top 100|publisher=The Hendon Mob|author=Butt, Robert|accessdate=2008-04-14]

Liu was born in Taiwan, and moved to Peoria, Illinois to pursue a Master's degree in computer engineering at Bradley University. After graduation, she took a job as a software engineer in the Silicon Valley. It was there that she discovered her love for poker, having never played it until she came to the United States.

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* [http://www.paloaltodailynews.com/article/2007-3-14-03-14-07-liu-poker-story Palo Alto Daily News article]


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