Real Name: Dawn Cooke
Dawn discovered poker by chance when a friend recommended it to fill her time after her funding for her PhD was dropped. She was very wary about the whole thing thinking it was rigged. On January the 4th 2010 she decided to have a go and deposited £40 with Coral. Since then she hasn’t used another penny of her own money (God that’s so annoying!).
She has travelled to some great places with her poker including Riga where she won the ladies event and Prague where the casino decided pictures of nude women made suitable ladies loo doors! Always keen to learn and grow her poker skills she has embraced training and coaching that she has received both within blue blood and outside. In the last 18 months she has helped others working on their mental game as she feels this is the key to longer term success. Dawn is a fun and active member of Team BlueBlood as well as being scarily good.
Dawn has had many proud moments in poker including being on the gold medal team in the APAT Championships, but getting an eleven way chop with 1.5 big blinds in Las Vegas this year ranks right up there! Outside of poker she runs her own training and consultancy business and has been in the education sector for over 20 years.
With the little spare time Dawn has she loves to take part in amateur dramatics (she’s the third one of Team BB that does Am Dram, maybe that’s the secret!) and especially Shakespeare where she has won awards for her performances. Dawn has been on the committee of blue blood for some time and at present is the Secretary. Blue blood is more than just poker to her and has been a wonderful support network with people she can truly call friends.