Susie Zhao

Susie Zhao

aka "Susie Q"
United States
United States
Total Live Earnings $222,671
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Susie "Susie Q" Zhao was an American poker player who played and commentated on the Live at the Bike stream and made multiple deep runs in the World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event. In July 2020, Zhao was murdered by convicted sex offender Jeffery Bernard Morris.

Zhao migrated to the US from China at a young age and discovered poker in middle school. “After school, she would routinely meet other kids in the basement of the apartment complex and win their allowance," a childhood friend said during Morris' trial. “(Zhao) liked that it was a boy’s game and with her natural charisma, mathematical aptitude and skill for reading others, she found a lot of power in a deck of cards.”

After graduating with a degree in psychology from Northwestern University, Zhao took up professional poker and became a regular in the Los Angeles poker scene.

After several delays in part brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, Morris stood trial in late 2022 and was found guilty and sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

PokerNews Covered Events

Event Place Prize
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #73: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em MAIN EVENT - World Championship
697th $18,693
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #65: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em (30 minute levels)
173rd $1,573
2014 World Series of Poker
Event #8: $1,500 Millionaire Maker No-Limit Hold'em
274th $6,353
2012-13 World Series of Poker Circuit Event - The Bicycle Casino
Main Event
37th $3,895
2012 World Series of Poker
Event 61: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event
90th $73,805
2012 World Series of Poker
Event 11: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha
15th $11,995

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