Poker News: Interviews 22 Year-Old Poker Phenom Jennifer "Jennicide" Leigh

Share Article interviews poker phenom Jennifer Leigh. 22 Year-Old Poker Pro Jennifer Leigh has made it to the top of online poker in just one year. sat down with 22 Year-Old Poker pro Jennifer "Jennicide" Leigh to discuss life as an online pro, life on the poker tournament circuit, and how she made her meteoric rise in the poker world. Just one year ago Jennifer was dabbling in online poker playing $5 tournaments, now she plays for thousands of dollars a hand, flies all over the world to play, and is appearing in the televised poker event - Poker Royale on GSN.

Some excerpts from the interview include:

PokerLizard: How often would you say you play online these days?

Jennifer: Not as often when I'm traveling, like recently. It's really more something I do when I'm home and not doing much. And when I do play, it's usually $30/60, or $100/200 ring games.

PokerLizard: I noticed you've taken some razzing on the internet from some you call “railtards.” What has that been all about?

Jennifer: Yes, that all stemmed from me letting too many people know about my personal life. At that time I was young and dating, which everyone does, but my ignorance led to too many people knowing all about it. So of course they would come to my tables and continuously ask me questions about my personal life – who am I dating, etc. That's when I decided to play under a different name until things quiet down.

I mean, pick up a tabloid magazine. The Brad and Jen break-up, that's huge. Not this! [laughs]

Jennifer: I'm really just seeing where it takes me. Some people really plan 4-5 years in the future, but I don't have much of a gameplan right now. I just want to see where it all goes.

Something I think a lot of poker players have in common is that they're major procrastinators. Up until 3 days before this recent tournament [the Legends WPT], I didn't even have a flight booked! I wish I could sit down and plan out a real nice agenda, but things just don't work like that in my mind – I'm very spontaneous.

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