Jennifer Tilly Wins Second Major Poker Tournament
Actress Jennifer Tilly, who took up the game only a year ago, has won her second major poker tournament. She wond the World Series of Poker in June.
Actress Jennifer Tilly has won her second major poker tournament and confidence in her playing ability. “I felt like I was suffering from the ‘impostor syndrome,'” said Tilly, who jumped from the table after her win. “I had these niggling self- doubts. But now I know I can really play. These women were extremely tough pros with blood lust at the poker table.”
Tilly’s victory at the World Poker Tour Ladies Night III at the Bicycle Casino on Thursday makes her the first woman to win that title and the World Series’ Ladies World Poker Championship held in June. The win guaranteed her a spot in the $25,000 buy-in WPT Championship next April at Bellagio.
Tilly, who has been playing the game for a year, said she learned pointers from her boyfriend, poker player Phil “Unabomber” Laak.
While I still don’t understand why someone, let alone a card player, would adopt the name of a terrorist as nickname, he’s obviously some kind of teacher.