Much like poker babes Vanessa Rousso, Tatjana Pasalic and Christina Lindley, Hana Soljan is quickly finding herself as eye candy to the poker world. And her poker fame has only increased following a recent victory at the 2013 EPT Barcelona.
While playing in the €330 buy-in Ladies NL Hold’em event, the Croatian babe topped an 86-player field. She received a €6,880 ($9,203) payout for the victory, which isn’t going to blow anybody away. However, it marks Soljan’s eighth career cash and brings her tournament winnings up to $37,479.
Following the victory, Soljan discussed how the win means a lot because it comes shortly after Full Tilt Poker signed her to a sponsorship deal.
“To be a part of the Full Tilt team is a dream come true for me,” she said. “They chose to sponsor a player who they believe in and (have given) me the opportunity to win some big titles. It is hope for lots of players in the world – and every win is not just mine, it is for the team, and that is the best part.”
She continued by talking about how other women can experience success in poker tournaments. “My best advice is to start with ladies tournaments in live poker and small buy-ins with lots of players online – and be confident and brave. We can do it as well as they do, if not better.”
Away from the tables, Hana Soljan has done quite a bit of TV presenting work in Eastern Europe. And this is another big reason why she landed a Full Tilt sponsorship deal because she can give interviews on the Eureka Poker Tour. As her career advances, it’s only a matter of time before we start seeing Soljan on TV more and more.