Aggressiveness: 8
Looseness: 4
Short-handed: 7
Limit: 7
No-limit: 6
Tournaments: 7
Side games: 7
Steam control: 3
Against weak players: 7
Against strong players: 6

Best game: Limit hold’em
Weakness: Split-pot games.

Mimi is possibly the biggest money-winning female player. She had exclusively played side games until I coerced her into playing tournaments. In her first fifteen events, she had two seconds, a third, a fourth, a tenth, and an eleventh place finish — all at the World Series of Poker.

Amusing anecdote

When I started teaching Mimi how to play poker, I would occasionally lend her $100 to play in the $3-$6 game. I told her we had to keep track of the money I gave her or else she might play badly under the assumption I would always give her more money with no consequences.

The most she ever owed me at that time was $600. When she became a higher stakes player we would often lend each other money. I was the first to owe $50,000. She said, “If one of us ever owes the other $100,000, we’ll quit keeping track and we’ll get married and play out of the same bankroll.” My expenses were much higher than hers and my spending habits were worse. Eventually, I owed her $95,000. The next day, I was losing and she asked if I needed any money. I told her I didn’t. She later found out that I had borrowed $5,000 from someone in the game and she almost beat me up.

Title: Magic
Artist: Olivia Newton John
Years: 1980

Reason for this song choice

Mimi used to listen to American music without ever understanding the lyrics. This was the first song I explained to her, because it illustrated the mentoring part of our relationship. It became our song when we were going together.