Lucille Cailly

Lucille Cailly
Total Live Earnings: $1,547,204
Nationality:
France France
Last Seen in: 2022 World Series of Poker
The Hendon Mob

Biography

Lucille Cailly is a French poker player, writer, and stand-up comedian who resides in London, England. She has recorded over $1.5 million in live tournament earnings, with her best cash being $1,386,267. Cailly finished in second place in the 2012 EPT Monte Carlo Grand Final to pick up the seven-figure payday, having lost out on the title to Mohsin Charania.

Since 2016, Cailly toned down her hours on the felt and shifted her focus onto a career in comedy. She has written her own show How to Become a Poker Millionaire (and Still Be a Loser) and performed it at the world-famous Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Cailly's Poker Journey

Cailly got her introduction to poker in the late noughties after her roommates started playing weekly Sit-and-Go tournaments in their shared living room. Perhaps indicating a natural-born gambling ability, Lucille quickly found herself booking a last-minute flight to Las Vegas to get over a breakup. Luckily, she didn’t land alone in the poker capital, after meeting French professional poker player Manuel Bevand and a friend at the airport.

After this encounter, Cailly dabbled in poker journalism, live-updating EPTs and WPTs while honing her skills online. In 2010, a series of MTT successes persuaded her to jump straight in and become a full-time pro.

Cailly mainly plied her trade online, earning the respect of her French peers as a true "grinder" as well as some serious money.

PokerNews Covered Events

Event Place Prize
2012 PokerStars.com EPT Barcelona
Main Event
21st €29,400
The 2012 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo® Casino EPT Grand Final
Main Event
2nd €1,050,000
2012 PokerStars.com EPT Deauville
Main Event
120th €7,500
2011 World Series of Poker
Event #43: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em
153rd $3,779
2010 EPT Deauville
Main Event
47th €13,600

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