16 Hottest Poker Players

When a pair certainly beats a straight. (We don’t know what that means.)

There’s something sexy about a woman playing poker. Maybe it’s the attitude. Maybe it’s charm. Or maybe it’s because we’ve been playing poker with our fat neighbors Leroy, Tommy, Ugly Tommy and Third-Best Tommy for the past 7 years and we need some female interaction.

Beth Shak

Photo by Douglas Sonders

After conquering the world of professional poker- she placed second at the $3,000 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em event at the 2007 World Series Of Poker ($328,683)- Beth is looking to conquer the world of fashion. She’s launched a women’s shoe website and actually owns 1,200 pairs. Her ex-husband is now suing her for 35% of her shoes. It’s just like Cinderella!

Chantel Mcnulty

Chantel had much bigger plans for her fake ID than buying a couple of 40s. In college, she used it to get into Vegas poker tournaments. Now, with a few controversies behind her and a pair of implants in front of her, McNulty is raking in the dough as one of the most outspoken female players in the game.

Christina Lindley

Photo courtesy of Clubpoker.net

Many people who know this fitness model probably don’t realize that while she may be easy on the eyes, she’s anything but easy at the table. In 2009 Christina placed 2nd in the Full Tilt Online Poker Series, cashing out with $106,460.

Fatima Moreira de Melo

Whoa! If all national field hockey/prize-winning poker players are this hot, we want to know where to find them and apologize for all of our field hockey/poker player jokes! Fatima and her team took home the gold at the 2008 Summer Olympics, the same year she single handedly took home $48,772 from the Master Classics of Poker.

Jayde Nicole

Photo Courtesy of Glen Francis

Our strip poker sessions would be a lot more exciting if the 2008 Playmate of the Year were in attendance. Although, sadly, we’d still be the naked ones due to the fact that she’s trained with stars like Jamie Gold and David “The Maven” Chicotsky. Check out her Maxim gallery here.

Joanna Krupa

We thought we hit the jackpot when the Polish model agreed to bare (almost) all for our September ’09 cover. Turns out Joanna was the real winner: the first time she sat down at a table was with the cast of The Apprentice at a charity event, where she walked away with $1 million in prize money.

Kara Scott

Photo courtesy of Lasvegasvegas.com

This Canadian hottie kicks ass at the table and away from it. She’s trained in Muay Thai and finished second at the Irish Open poker tournament, winning $390,000.

Lacey Jones

Photo courtesy of Jepepoker.com

When ESPN hired this Texas Rose as a model for a tournament, no one predicted she’d end up making it to the final table! Her biggest win was at the 2006 WSOP where she walked away with $9K. She’s like the Rocky Balboa of poker! But hot! And not a fictional myth the city of Philadelphia still clings to.

Liv Boeree

Photo courtesy of Pokerstars.com

Not only does this British model/TV presenter have over $2,050,000 in poker winnings, she also has a degree from the University of Manchester in Astrophysics. We’d write more, but we’re very intimidated and shy around smart, wealthy, beautiful women. Now you know why we’re crying.

Sara Jean Underwood

Photo by Glen Francis

The 2007 Playmate of the Year was such a good spokesperson for VictoryPoker.com that she ended up convincing herself to play! It’s like a Charlie Kaufman movie.

Sofia Lövgren

Photo courtesy of Team PKR

This Swedish stunner is just getting started. Only 22 years old, she already won $13,215 at the 2010 Irish Open. But the fact that you won your buddy’s old Sega Genesis last night in a heated game is pretty impressive too.

Szilvia Freire

Half Portuguese, half Hungarian, this former beauty queen capitalized on her 2008 Miss World Hungary crown by parlaying it into a World Series of Poker appearance. That’s why she’s the best person we know who spells her name “Szilvia.”

Tara Rice

Tara has appeared in American Pie 2, Austin Powers: Gold Member and had the honor of serving as a Barbie model for Mattel. She also has incredibly soft skin and, oh yeah, she plays poker! Her winnings come to only $230 but we feel that she’s hustling us. To prove it, we bet you $58,00000,00.99, Tara!

Tatjana Pasalic

Photo by Sparacha

The Croatian beauty claims she never uses her looks to get anything, not even to get ahead in the game. Fair enough, but that’s not to say it doesn’t affect the poor chumps at the table anyway. Girls this attractive should wear a Eugene Levy mask when they play. Most recently she represented Team Bodog at the 2011 WSOP.

Tiffany Michelle

Bursting onto the scene as the last female standing in the 2008 WSOP, Tiffany is currently one of the top 10 female poker earnings winners of all time. She’s a great player but probably not the person to turn to if you need a sandwich – Tiffany was on “Worst Cooks in America.”

Trishelle Cannatella

Fittingly, after appearing in “The Real World – Las Vegas,” Trishelle Cannatella went on to pose for Playboy, appear in Punk’d and participate in the Lingerie Bowl. Oh yeah, she can play poker too. An ex-boyfriend gave her “Poker For Dummies as a Joke,” before she established herself but now she’s the one laughing all the way to the bank…which is probably online and accessible via a smartphone. So “laughing all the way to the bank” should take, like, 19 seconds. Check out her Maxim gallery here.