Honestly, I don’t think I even knew what poker was when I was seven years old. But 7-year old Alexa Fisher is not only playing poker, but she’s cleaning up! At 7 years, Alexa’s favorite game is Omaha and her idols include Barbara Enright, Phil Helmuth, Chris Ferguson and Phil Ivey.
Alexa decided at three years of age, after seeing poker played on television, that she wanted to learn to play. She plays against her dad and her mom and says that sometimes she wins and sometimes they win. However, she recently played in a $30 charity tournament where she beat half of the other tournament players before she was knocked out of the tournament.
When asked why she likes Omaha the best, as most players go crazy for Texas Holdem, Alexa says, “Because I like every game, but I think Omaha is better.” Good answer, Alexa! In addition to Omaha, this 7-year old poker prodigy also knows how to play H.O.R.S.E., Stud, Hold’em and badugi. With knowledge and skills like these she’s bound to become one of the world’s most well known pros at a very young age, as soon as she is old enough to participate in the big competitions.
Alexa had the chance to attend the WSOP 2010 and meet some of her idols, and get some autographs. I’m sure that before she knows it, Alexa will be giving autographs to fans at the WSOP.