Perhaps you’ve seen Christina Lindley’s work. She is a professional poker player who has also worked in a poker shop. But do you know that she has several other interests?
For example, she is an animal lover and animal-lovers are part of her focus. So when the opportunity arose for her to join BAI, she was thrilled to accept. From that day forward, she has worked hard to make sure that all animals are cared for in their new home.
The influence of poker on her life and career is no less than amazing. Poker is her favorite game and many of her friends, including her poker players, call her “Poker Anna” as a tribute to her love of the game.
Poker Anna became so good at the game that she won the first International Women’s Poker Tournament in 2020. At the time, she was just twenty-three years old and her achievement was hailed by many experts as a sign of the change that was coming.
However, her family isn’t as passionate about the game and they did not have much of a role in her success. She’s not certain whether her family had influence in her success or if she can share some of her advice to other poker players who want to make it big.
First of all, she said that playing poker as a career would mean a lot more than making money. It is a passion and it needs to be nurtured. To her, the role of poker in her life is not just about making money but about supporting those who care for animals.
Her father and brother are both PTA (Parents of the Year) and her sister, Sheryl, is going to go to college to become a nurse. The following year, her family will join her in law school.
But the bigger difference is that she said that, when she was young, she didn’t have the same interests as her friends. She said that she never really played with them and she never thought that there was a correlation between poker and her love of animals.
Her family really loves poker, too. It has not been forced upon her, though. She still believes that her love of the game came from the love of her family.
On a personal level, the one thing that she knows about poker is that she finds it one of her favourite pastime. When she plays poker as a game and as a hobby, she feels that she’s in a place where she is the master and not just her opponent.
That’s because she has always been open to new experiences and now, she feels that she has reached a point where she can play poker with a different group of people who have a passion for animals. For her, it’s not just about playing the game; it’s about having fun, about bonding and about sharing her love of animals.
She’s not shy about sharing her knowledge and she thinks that she’s making a contribution to her community as a part of BAI. If you’re interested in joining her, you can visit her website to learn more about how you can get started.