Join Jennifer and Carmenlita on Women's Poker Hour with special guest Erika Moutinho. Erika is the 2011 "Last Woman Standing." She earned this title by coming in 29th out of a field of 6,865 in the $10,000 World Series of Poker Main Event.
Erika showed everyone that she could stand on her own in a field of some of the best poker players in the world. She also became part of an amazing story in WSOP history, as she shared this experience all the way with her boyfriend, David Sands, who came in 30th.
Erika Moutinho grew up in Easton, Connecticut, and went on to study Business and Communications at Villanova University. She began learning and playing the game of poker while studying abroad during her junior year of college in Melbourne, Australia.
In Australia, Erika met David Sands, who is now her fiance. David is a successful professional poker player in his own right with over two million in tournament earnings. Upon graduating from Villanova, she moved to Los Angeles where she worked in the casting department on various reality television shows for three years. During this time, she played primarily online tournaments during the Sunday Majors and learned how to finesse her game from watching David.
In 2010, Erika moved to Las Vegas to focus more on poker and on a Management and Consulting business for poker players that she started with David. Since moving to Las Vegas, she has been fortunate to be surrounded by some of the best poker players in the industry which has no doubt, helped her game in many ways.
Before earning the title of "Last Woman Standing" in the 2011 WSOP Main Event, Erika had only played in a handful of smaller buy-in live tournaments.
David and Erika both made great showings at the main event. Ultimately, Erika finished 29th and David finished 30th. The two shared the experience together along the way and became the WSOP's first "Last Couple Standing."
Listen in via the player below to hear Jennifer Shahade and Carmenlita Cothron and special guest, the lovely Erika Moutinho. Erika shares her experience at the World Series of Poker, and gives great advice and encouragement to women, especially on live games, and playing in open events.
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