The First Known Transgender Professional Poker Player

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Who is Michelle Nastasis?

One side of her is a dreamer/gambler/idealist. The other side is conservative/practical and seeks stability/security. My challenge is to learn to have the best of both worlds.

I also have difficulty dealing with, not only my personal emotions, but others as well. I sometimes appear to others as emotionally self-sufficient, but I tend to deny my true feelings, often at great physical risk to myself. My outward appearance and manner give the impression of being open minded and fair, but when I make up my mind to do something, I'm a real bulldozer!!!!
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Michelle is an amazing speaker who gives talks on valuable lessons she has learned throughout her professional poker career. Click below to see the list of her speeches and get in touch with her if you'd like her to speak at an event.
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Hand Analysis

May 2019

Play the opponents NOT the cards

By Michelle Nastasis
The real reason they couldn't fire was they missed their draws
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February 2019

The Importance of Paying Attention

By Michelle Nastasis
The bluffer had a monster tell. They would always check/call when they were bluffing, then open min raise regardless of the turn. She did it 8 times. I thought I saw it the first couple of times, then she did it again and again. She tried it with me. I held K♡K♧.
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