Evelyn NG, also called Evy or Evybabee, was born in Toronto, Canada in 1975. Like many other professional poker players, she now calls Vegas home. It may seem to onlookers that the scene has been calling for her for her entire life with something like poker being obviously in the cards for NG from the beginning. At the age of 14, she was playing pool for money and by 17, she had become a professional Blackjack dealer and began playing poker in the local back rooms of Toronto. Around this time, she also met Daniel Negreanu, who would become a good friend and poker mentor to her, familiarizing her with the professional world of poker. When she turned 21, Negreanu took her straight to Vegas and introduced her to real professional poker players, who actually made a living from playing poker, which opened her eyes to the possibility of making a career out of poker.
Soon after, she moved to Vegas where she got a job as a blackjack dealer. She eventually set her sights on the World Poker Tour. She won a satellite seat to the WPT Ladies Night event, which would be the break she had been patiently waiting for. She took second place, outlasting other poker pro women like Annie Duke, Jennifer Harman, and Kathy Liebert. She later would go on to place 11th at the 2005 Borgata Poker Open and land a 7th place at the Calvin Ayre Wild Card Poker Tournament in 2006. In 2006 alone, she had earned a salary of more than $100,000 as a pro player and signed on with Team Bovada Pro.
Evybabee has established quite an exemplary reputation for herself, as her mild manner at the tables is unaffected by bad beats and other unfortunate losses. At 5’ 11”, her poise and grace make her a delicate and composed player. NG is the very definition of poker etiquette, and some other pro players might take a lesson from her.
Another element of energy she brings with her game is chip tricks. She’s commonly referred to as the “ambidextrous chip trick pro.” She is best-known for the “butterfly,” her signature chip trick, which has been known to be very distracting to her opponents.
Look for her cameo in the Xbox game, Stacked, a Texas Hold ‘em game or on an old episode of King of Vegas. Today, you can find her playing cash games selectively aggressively at the Bellagio and the Mirage casinos in Vegas, where she aspires to be the first female poker pro to win the WSOP. So far, she’s placed in seven WSOP events, the most notable being the 2007 event #25, No-Limit Hold ‘em. NG can also be spotted at the many Bovada sponsored tournaments that she participates in with other Team Bovada Pro players.