Vanessa 'PrincessDonk' Peng, 26, is a professional poker player residing in Las Vegas. I came to know Vanessa when she was learning cash games at CardRunners. She had a very competitive desire to get better and built up to being a 2/4 and 3/6 6max regular. In May 2009, she re-evaluated her game and thanks to the influence of Jason 'NovaSky' Koon, she shifted to playing MTT's as her main focus. He acted as a mentor to her in her transition. In her first week, she won outright the UB 80k Sniper and PokerStars 11r for 35k combined. She also has had an outright win in the Stars Nightly Hundred Grand and final tabled the Sunday Second Chance. Now coming off her biggest month ever in November where she had seven MTT scores between $8k and $18k which includes a first place showing in PokerStars 55r. On December 2nd she won both the PokerStars $109 buyin $40K guaranteed and the $30K guaranteed on UB for over $23k combined. Then, on December 14th, she chopped the UB 80k Sniper for the equivalent of 1st place prize of 22.2k along with a 2nd place showing in the UB 20k DS for 4.7k and a 2nd place showing in the UB 100 (1r+1a) for almost 7k for a total of 34k. I thought it was a good time to hear her perspective on her journey in poker so far.