Thursday, June 24, 2010

Shannon Elizabeth - Celebrity Poker Player

Thursday, June 24, 2010
Shannon Elizabeth | Girls on Poker

Perhaps best renowned for her starring turn in Hollywood's American Pie sequence of teen comedies, Shannon Elizabeth is starting to make a title for herself in the poker world as well. Although most persons aide Shannon Elizabeth with portraying, she is furthermore an avid poker player that has made rather a vocation out of the sport. In detail, Elizabeth considers poker to be her “second career” and numerous have mentioned to her as being “one of the premier celebrity poker players.”

The Texas-born actress has established her table presence in a number of celebrity poker tournaments, including the 4th edition of Celebrity Poker Showdown and the 1st Annual Nicky Hilton New Year's Eve Poker Tournament at Caesars Palace, in which she outlasted 91 other celebrities and poker professionals to claim first place and the largest chunk of the $120,000 prize pool.

Shannon Elizabeth got her start playing poker at a young age, playing stud and draw games with her family in Texas. It wasn't until she'd established herself in Hollywood, however, that the actress was introduced to Texas Holdem - and she hated it. Turned off by the lack of opportunities to discard or draw new cards, Elizabeth didn't warm to the game until 2003, when she befriended poker professionals Antonio Esfandiari and Phil Laak (along with fellow-actress Jennifer Tilly) and began to hone her skills under the tutelage of some of poker's best teachers.

During the 2006 WSOP, Shannon Elizabeth competed as the newest representative of Full Tilt Poker, joining the company of 47 professionals in whose company the actress is looking more and more at home. Underlining her commitment to the sport, Elizabeth signed a poker marketing representation agreement with Poker Royalty, the poker world's foremost player marketing and representation agency.

At this time, Shannon Elizabeth is busy juggling her acting and poker careers while also working actively with the charity Animal Avengers.

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2 comments:

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Yes, more and more celebrities turn their career with a touch of thrilling excitement. Players found themselves playing in online casinos and admitted that they truly enjoy.

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