Danielle "dmoongirl" Andersen Joins Ultimate PokerFebruary 20, 2014 12:02 pm
Nevada online gaming company Ultimate Poker has just announced that Danielle “dmoongirl” Andersen, 29, one of the highest earning female online cash game players of all time, has now joined the site.
Ultimate Gaming launched UltimatePoker in Nevada on April 30, 2013 and actually holds the distinction of being the first licensed gaming company to offer legal, real-money online poker in the US. Since then the site has steadily been adding players to its roster of sponsored pros, and Danielle “dmoongirl” Andersen will now take her place amongst the other members of Team U, which includes Antonio Esfandiari, Jason Somerville, Phil Collins, Jeremy Ausmus, William Reynolds, Brent Hanks, Dan O’ Brien, Jeff Gross and Lauren Kling.
Apparently, Danielle Andersen made a $50 deposit online and after dropping to just $10 she started learning from her mistakes and was soon moving up the levels, eventually making a good living playing at the online $25/$50 six-max tables. As Danielle, explains:
“Honestly, I did it myself. I didn’t read books. I played hands. I didn’t start reading forums until after I had established my success. Training sites and all the other resources have never been a big part of my game. As long as I did well, I kept playing my style. I wanted to keep improving, but as long as my results were strong I didn’t feel the need to prioritize those resources.”
A few years later, Danielle Andersen then captured the attention of the poker community after online poker documentary Bet Raise Fold highlighted the plight of the poker pro, wife and mother. Unfortunately, however, Black Friday then put on hold her online poker career until recently when online gaming returned to Nevada.
Commenting on what the new sponsorship deal with Ultimate Poker means to her, Danielle, replied: “I’m very excited to begin a new chapter in my poker career as I sign on as the newest member of Team U. I’m looking forward to my return to the online poker tables and the first legal online poker site in the United States seems like the perfect place to do it.”