If the name Xuan Liu isn't familiar to you yet, it will be soon. The Canadian pro graduated from her local home games to the world's most prestigious tournaments and is poised for a breakout summer. Liu's successes have come both live and online, with her biggest highlights being third place at EPT San Remo in 2011 and fourth place at the 2012 PCA main event. She made her first WSOP final table in a seven-card stud high-low split event last year and has finished in the top-90 of the massive Ladies' event in 2010 and 2011.
In addition to her live earnings of more than $1.2 million, Liu continues to grind online and recently had two cashes during SCOOP, pushing her lifetime earnings to $261,398 on PokerStars. For those competing against her, don't confuse her personable table presence with weakness. She's ready to take your chips.