Actress Jennifer Tilly Wins World Series of Poker
Actress Jennifer Tilly is no poker pretender. Tilly won the Ladies no-limit Texas Hold ‘Em event at the World Series of Poker, marking the first time a celebrity has won a bracelet at the famous tournament.
Tilly’s skillful and self-admitted lucky play earned her $158,625. She beat 600 players to capture first place in the grueling two-day event that featured some of the top female pros in the world. The buy-in was $1,000.
“I think she showed an incredible amount of talent,” WSOP media director Nolan Dalla said. “She had an enormous chip lead and never looked back. It was almost as though her victory was never in question.”
Tilly, 46, said she’s learned plenty of pointers from her boyfriend, poker player Phil “Unabomber” Laak.
Impressive. As Mark Twain demonstrated convincingly, poker is a game of science, not chance.