Smart, skilled and sexy. These are the three words that best describe poker’s hottest female players.
Top female poker player, by overall earnings:
•Vanessa Selbst – $10,536,617
•Kathy Liebert – $5,530,394
•Annette Obrestad – $3,497,870
•Vanessa Rousso – $3,489,244
•Joanne Liu – $2,688,847
Most men would agree that there’s something sexy about a woman playing poker. It could be the attitude that makes her more charming or it could be simply because it’s nice to see a pretty face at the table for a chance.
Either way, a woman who knows how to play and loves it already what it takes to win a man’s heart. But if she’s smart enough to beat him and at the same time looks like she could have become a model, she becomes simply irresistible.
Some women are so good at playing poker that they’re even making a living out of it. And we’re not talking about tournaments at online and mobile casinos here, but about international poker races, where they get to play against hundreds or thousands of rivals. And you know what? Ambition only makes them look sexier.
Here are some of the hottest female professional poker players:
Back when she was still in college, Chantel had a fake ID. But she didn’t use it to sneak into clubs and order cocktails; she used it to get into American poker rooms and Vegas tournaments. This served as good training for her, as now she is one of the most outspoken female players on the poker field.
Having worked in film, television, modeling, and fitness, Christina Lindley is also a fierce poker player. While the men at the table probably find it hard to keep their eyes off of her, she can be a very intimidating poker player. Her skills and ambition got her into 2nd place at the 2009 Full Tilt Online Poker Series, where she cashed out with $106,460.
Fatima Moreira de Melo
A professional field hockey player and prize-winning poker player, Fatima is also one of the hottest girls in the game. Her team won the gold medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics, but it soon turned out she’s not bad at poker either. That same year, the Master Classics of Poker brought Fatima a cash prize of $48,772.
You might have seen the Polish American model and actress on reality shows like Dancing with the Stars, Poland’s Next Top Model and The Real Housewives of Miami. But did you know that she is also a skilled poker player? Her first game was at a charity event, with the cast of The Apprentice. She walked away with $1 million in cash.
Her looks got her into a poker race, but her skills brought her the prize. For Lacey Jones, it all started out when ESPN hired her as a model for a tournament. Who would have thought she would end up making her way to the final table? This hottie’s biggest win was at the 2006 World Series of Poker, where she took $9,000 in cash.
A British model and TV presenter, Liv Boeree also has a degree in Astrophysics from the University of Manchester. If this hasn’t impressed you yet, knowing that she has won over $2 million at poker might do the trick. So smart, talented and beautiful! How about that?
Sara Jean Underwood
She might not have won a big poker tournament, but Sara Jean Underwood has already won a different kind of title: 2007 Playmate of the Year. After she became a spokesperson for VictoryPoker, she actually started to play the game.
This half Portuguese, half Hungarian beauty queen won the 2008 Miss World Hungary crown, but it was not her looks that got her into the World Series of Poker.
The Croatian beauty represented Team Bodog at the 2011 WSOP and she certainly earned the privilege. Not only is she one of the sexiest poker players out there, but she also has the skills. in 2010, she came in 6th at the PartyPoker Women’s World Open IV in London.
Trishelle appeared on “The Real World – Las Vegas,” then went on to pose for Playboy, she appeared in Punk’d and took part in the Lingerie Bowl. And she’s a good poker player too, finishing third in the 2010 WPT Invitational Tournament, where she won $20,000.