If it works in poker… (Editorial)

By John Hobel
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 05/20/2004

At the age of 28, Torontonian Evelyn Ng is a rising star in the new spectator sport of poker.

Poker has hit the small screen in a big way, with a number of successful television shows in this year’s lineups. Ng’s gender, age and good looks are changing the face of a game that conjures up stereotypes of cigar-chomping, middle-aged men. While her looks are part of poker’s popular new TV image, it’s her ability to play the game that places her at the table in the first place.

In an interview with CTV News, Ng’s boyfriend and fellow poker professional Adam Schoenfeld described her as a person with “devastating” insight into human personality. She can size someone up almost immediately.