Originally a doctor by profession, 35-year-old Italian player Giada Fang decided to switch career paths and dedicate her life to poker following a major motorbike accident that put her on bed rest for three months.
To make the most of the downtime and earn some money, her friends convinced her to play poker online. In doing so, she immediately fell in love with the excitement of Sit & Go games. Instead of heading back into medicine, Fang decided to make poker her main job.
Over the course of 10 years playing as a professional, Fang has been a representative of PokerStars Team Online (2011 – 2017) and has also done various stints as a commentator for Italian poker tournaments. She is now the first European Female Supernova Elité and describes herself as a passionate girl with a love for fitness, adrenaline sports, and video games.
Fang won her Platinum Pass at an invitational tournament, hosted at EPT Barcelona, to celebrate International Women’s Day. She was one of eight women nominated by the public for their impact on the women’s poker community, and went on to battle through the field to claim her ticket to the Bahamas.
When finding out about her original nomination, she said: “It feels great to be nominated, I’m truly honoured to receive this opportunity, particularly when there are so many deserving women in the world!”