Name: Luiza Simão
partypoker screen name: Luiza Simão
It started off as a curiosity about her husband's profession, but Luiza Simão’s interest in poker just kept on growing!
Luiza is married to partypoker ambassador Joao, a Brazilian poker legend, but she is a fine player in her own right. While supporting Joao on the circuit, Luiza often found herself answering poker-related questions from families of fellow pros, and before too long, she put her knowledge to the test on the tables.
Luiza enjoyed live tournament success almost immediately, notably: reaching the final two tables at an EPT Barcelona event; final tables at the Brazilian Series of Poker and a PCA Bahamas event; and winning a $10,000 package to Vegas. Luiza has also finished 3rd in two Brazilian Series of Poker Ladies tournaments!
Before poker entered her life, using language skills developed in Australia, Luiza opened an English school in her native Brazil. She has since turned her English school into a poker school! Along with her husband and online teammates, Renato Nomura and Lui Martins, the Massari Poker School provides guidance for aspiring poker players.
With two young kids, and a poker school to manage, Luiza's time at the tables might be more limited than most. However, when Luiza is free to play, she makes it count!