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Facebook one of the famous and biggest social media site is in the stage of negotiating with several potential partners in closing a deal and to begin offering real money poker to it’s users in United Kingdom.

If ever this negotiation should push through Millions of users can now play their favorite casino and poker games on the site every week. Design of this games is there won’t be any real money to be at stake or gambled with but only for a play money.

This change to Facebook’s game will soon come near, with the FB company at a final stage of talking with one of the most know poker site 888 and other potential partners in offering this poker game in UK. Games that Facebook would be offering will be on a country by country basis, including United States due to a strict anti-gambling laws of-course, preventing their citizens in playing at online poker or casino sites.

Before Facebook streed clear of gambling adverts and various games and eased the policies of late, just hope that this posibility will have its own great entrance to the world of playing poker online.

Zynga a social game developer in the other hand is doing a similar business, claiming that the game they had developed will remain as a play money game.

Shannon Elizabeth

The Euro-vague accent in American Pie series and Scary Movie hot chic is spending more time playing poker than acting! Behind the beautiful brown eyes, sexy curves and a great assets is a true card sharp.

Shannon Elizabeth got her first tournament poker taste when she signed on to do a little show “Celebrity Poker Showdown”. Since then, Shannon, who was previously married to actor,director and part-time poker player Joe Reitman, and now, Annie Duke’s current fiancé, has fallen in love with the game.  She’s become a fixture at cash games, charity poker tournaments and World series Of Poker Tournament (WSOP).  Her recent play has raised her status from mere celebrity poker player to serious pro. Shannon goes to Vegas almost every week to play against the best poker competition in the world.

Shannon has been playing in the Main Event of the WSOP since 2005. A winner of the 2005 Nicky Hilton New Years Eve Poker Tournament at Caesars Palace, outlasting 91 other players. She also placed 6th in Calvin Klein’s 2nd Annual Celebrity Charity Poker Tournament. Shannon has also found a way to include poker in her day job. She is one nokf the cast in 2006 movie, “Deal”, along with Burt Reynolds. She played the apple of the eye of a young gun who winds up heads-up at the World Poker Tournament (WPT) championship against his mentor. Shannon take part in an actual tournament.

She has one a few tournaments including a recent charity tournament at the Playboy Mansion. In 2006 she had 3 cashes at the World Series of Poker. Beating out 83 celebrities and poker professionals to win $55,000!  According to Terry and Alex interview with Shannon Elizabeth about her poker career goes: Your game has evolved quickly. You started playing for the first time when Bravo did their “Celebrity Poker Showdown.”

Shannon: And I just did that to raise money for my charity. But I kept playing different events like that to raise money. Eventually, I just started to understand what the game was all about, and started really liking it.  “You had more of an affinity for it than your typical beginner. Did you quickly feel like you could be great at it when you started playing?”.

Shannon: No, I was horrible in the beginning! (She laughs). The first time I played, that time on TV, I didn’t know what I was doing. It was once I started to understand the psychological aspects of it, that there was more to it than just the cards…that’s when I really began enjoying poker. When I first played, I never understand what was so much fun about a game where you just get two cards and you just play it out. How is that competitive? But there’s so much reading of what’s going on at the table, reading other people, through their actions, and their betting patterns. You’re always gathering information. That’s kind of what the game is all about.

At 2007, Shanon’s most memorable run was earlier this year when she shocked the poker world by making it to the semi-finals of the NBC National Heads-Up Poker Championship,taking home $125,000.00 . She finished in the Semifinals, tied for 3rd. Shannon as her second career is one of the leading celebrity poker players. She defeated many notable professionals during the tournament including Paul Wasicka, Barry Greenstein, Humberto Brenes and Jeff Madsen.

She also makes an appearance in the video game World Series of Poker 2008: “Race for the Bracelets”, won the first Nicky Hilton Poker Tournament at Caesar’s Palace on New Year’s Eve 2005, taking home $55k. She’s cashed four times at the World Series of Poker in the past two years, each time in No-Limit Hold’em, her favorite brand of the game. She sits in 67th position on the top female money-earner’s list so you know she’s got to be good.

The online poker room Full Tilt Poker once had a sponsorship agreement with Elizabeth.  Want to be like Shannon Elizabeth? You can practice playing poker now and click this link to start playing!  For sure,your next opponent at the table will be Shannon Elizabeth.

Kara Scott

Kara Scot

Kara hailed from Alberta, Canada and moved to UK in 1999, worked in media until 2009 and then moved to California. She is also an expert on Muay Thai and done training while she was in Canada. Being a Muay Thai expert she was then the presenter for the Five martial arts show “Now is the Time: Night of Combat”.

Kara had really done lots of television exposure like the first televised backgammon series with John Clark and Paul Magriel produced from the 2005 World Backgammon Championships for the Game TV in Canada and Pokerzone in the UK. She also hosted the first series of WSB in 2006 which was then aired across Europe on Eurosports, Poker Channel Europe and Game TV in Canada.

Aside from these Scott was also one of the main hosts of the award winning show “Poker Night Live”. She quickly immersed herself in the poker media and previously wrote a regular column in industry magazine “Flush”, “Poker Player Magazine”, “CardPlayer Magazine”, “Gambling Online Magazine” and “UK PokerNews.” She is al one half of the duo behind UK poker podcast “On The Rail”.

Kara is really well known as one of the faces of Sky Poker on Sky Television channel 865 a poker dedicated channel which was launched in Feb 2007, as well as being the TV Host for the 2007/2008 season of the European Poker Tour. In August 2008, following her success at the World Series of Poker, she announced her departure from Sky Poker, with the intention of becoming a professional poker player.

Scott is also involved in the film world and was one of the stars (and the line producer) for martial arts film “Sucker Punch” starring Danny John-Jules. In 2007, Scott lost a proposition bet to Chris Tessaro, host of The Hardcore Poker Radio Show, resulting in her having to do her commentary from the EPT San Remo while dressed in a bunny suit.

In February 2010, she joined Gabe Kaplan as co-host of GSN’s High Stakes Poker for its sixth season, following the departure of previous host A. J. Benza. Scott’s role is conducting direct interviews with the players as the game progresses.

Kara joined ESPN’s coverage of the World Series of Poker 2011 Main Event as a “sideline” reporter. Scott has been based in California since 2009 and now lives in Santa Barbara.

She has played in various television poker tournaments broadcast on Challenge and Five, primarily in celebrity heats. She won the celebrity heat of the PartyPoker.net World Woman’s Open which aired on Five in late 2007, before going on to win the first main heat and placing 6th in the final. In 2008, she won the PartyPoker Sports Star Challenge. Scott finished second at the Irish Open in 2009, winning €312,600. As of 2010, her total live poker tournament winnings exceed $550,000.

At the 2008 World Series of Poker (WSOP) $10,000 buy-in Main Event, Scott finished in 104th place out of a field of 6,844 players, earning $41,816.  Scott is the only woman who cashed in both the 2008 and 2009 WSOP Main Event, the second woman ever to have cashed in back-to-back Main Events, after finishing 238th out of a field of 6,494 players in 2009.

“I know a lot of people don’t think I can play and there are always going to be people who say I can’t. But I have made the final of a female championship, I won a Sports Star Challenge, I went deep in the World Series of Poker Main Event and now I’ve come second in the Irish Open.”

On the 14th January 2009 PartyPoker announced that Kara Scott would join Team Party alongside poker pros such as Mike Sexton and Felipe Ramos, which means she will appear playing more often with the PartyPoker branding and yet still continue with her Poker TV presenting career.

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Jennifer Tilly

Jennifer “Tilly”Elizabeth Chan

Canadian-American actress and poker player. She is an Academy Award nominee, and a World Series of Poker Ladies’ Event bracelet winner.

Tilly began her tv and movie careers in 1983.  Played as Gina Srignoli at Hill Street Blues, a mobster’s widow who becomes romantically involved with detective Henry Goldblume.  She also played seductive-but-ditzy date at on a the fourth season episode of Cheers and also appeared on the eleventh season of Frasier.  This vicious seductive pretty Jennifer even appeared or had done 80 movies in her acting career.

Poker Career June 27, 2005, Tilly won a bracelet (and $158,625) at the World Series of Poker  in the Ladies’ No-Limit Texas Hold ‘Em event, outdoing 600 other players. Follow up to her accomplishment in to the world of poker was on on September 1, 2005, by also winning the third World Poker Tour Ladies Invitational Tournament held at the Bicycle Casino in Los Angeles.

In a television interview in 2005, Tilly stated that at that point in her career she was more interested in pursuing poker than acting.  By December 2008, Tilly announced her retirement from poker as a career. In her monthly column in Bluff Magazine she said: “I love poker but greatness in poker is an elusive dream. There are too many variants. Trying to find validation in poker is like trying to find a virgin in a whorehouse. I’m not giving up poker entirely – gambling is an addiction after all. I’m just going to treat it more like a hobby and less like a career.

Since January 2010, she appears to have resumed her poker career.  As of 2010, Tilly’s live tournament winnings exceed $660,000.

If you want to know more about one of my favorite Jennifer “Tilly”Elizabeth Chan click here.


Tiffany Michelle

Tiffany Michelle

One of the most sexiest, smartest and talented Poker player this lady really do have tons of talents! may it be on a field of singing, songwriting, and even acting definitely a multi-talented performer and great poker player.

2008, she has been one of the most promising and hottest female poker player, reached to a 17th place finish out of the 6,844 contestants at the WSOP event, she broke the record in conquering live poker tourney history and total winnings of $334,534. After two years even banked a million dollars and now currently ranking in the Poker’s Top 10 Female Earners of All Time at the age of 30.

2009, she landed on the Emmy Award Winning 15th season of the Amazing Race, once again defied the odds.

Tiffany was raised at Los Angeles as to be the capital of entertainment! a natural, gifted and talented person at the age of ten she was already in theater, been nominated two years in a row for being the “Best Young Performer at an early age” by Lancaster Performing Arts Center. Competitiveness led her to the pageant during her teen years and won the titles of Miss Teen Santa Clarita Valley, Miss Teen Newhall, Miss Teenage California, Miss Congeniality and even on the Top 10 finalist.

Tiffany evolved and amazed audience on every stage she performs, from nabbing trophies for her Dramatic &   music hot spots like the Hotel Cafe, BB Kings and The Mint.

On her completion of two years in theater program, also in studying with UCLA’s Film & Television department
, she then began in booking television shows and films like Gilmore Girls, American Dreams and E.R.   Tiffany did find herself attracted to Poker when she played it with fellow actors and some industry executives for fun, and from there she discovered her natural talent in playing Poker.

If you wanted to know and read more about this pretty multi-talented girl you can check out her site tiffanymichelle.com and see a lot of interesting facts.

Almira Skripchenko

Almira Skripchenko

Chess players have been showing up in increasing numbers at the poker tables of late, especially at some of the larger poker tournaments held at US Casinos such as the Rio, the Bellagio, and the Borgata. Like players of other games such as backgammon and Magic the Gathering, many chess players are drawn to poker as it not only rewards dedicated players who can incorporate strategic thinking into their play but also offers a shot at some huge paydays, with the winners of many major events taking home over $1 million.

For chess players, it’s often an easy transition to the world of poker, especially when you factor in what it takes to be a successful player in both pursuits. Poker may seem like a gambling game at first glance but it’s very much a game of skill, and one that rewards players who take the time to study the ins and outs of common situations that arise. Just as chess players study openings and endgames, poker players need to put in similar practice, so that they’re able to recognize advantageous situations and take full advantage of them when they arise.

As far as chess players who have succeeded at the highest levels, Ivo Donev has had the most success, playing regular in major tournaments since the late 1990s and winning more than $1.2 million in lifetime earnings. Almira Skripchenko and Dinara Khaziyeva both recently made the final table of a World Poker Tour event in Los Angeles, and former child chess prodigy Jeff Sarwer has earned more than $500,000 in various events around the world. Many chess players are also active at the online poker tables, which are a popular and convenient choice for those who prefer to play at online casinosites instead of traveling to tournaments.

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