Who is Babs McDerty?

Babs McDerty is a 40-something grizzled battler in the poker wars. She’s raw. She’s sarcastic. She’ll call you out.

Her dad ran a game in the basement all through her childhood and the only thing she ever wanted to be was a professional poker player. For 25 years, Babs went back and forth between playing for a living (success), and dealing (failure). Then finally, she got a big bankroll together, $300,000, and for six years, all was good, until her mom’s cancer bills ate it all, and then her mom died, and now she’s back to dealing, bitter as fuck.

Babs McDerty is a fictional character who first appeared in Painless Poker.