Bernadette Burgess

Bartow, Florida

bernadetteburdgessHello, my name is Bernadette Burgess-Stege.  I was born in Brooklyn and raised in Woodhaven New York. In 1992 I moved with my family to Florida. I grew up watching my mother and friends playing poker I remember working at the Bartow Moose Lodge watching Chris Moneymaker win the 2003 World Series of Poker. 

After that the Moose Lodge started Friday night tournaments where I learned the basics of Poker. I started playing cash and tournament at Tampa Hard Rock and eventually entered my first tournament and I won!!! 

I started traveling to Vegas in 2010 there I met some women and joining the Ladies International Poker Series playing online every Monday night. Each summer I go to Las Vegas for ladies week which every year I meet more and more interesting people. 

The highlight of my poker story is that I recently attended the Irish poker open in Dublin along with my women poker friends I did very well in cash and placed 16th in the Senior tournament. 

My goal is to being an ambassador for women's poker and share my passion for the sport with others.