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25 Hottest Female Poker Players Ever

Austin SchindelAnalyst IIDecember 30, 2016

25 Hottest Female Poker Players Ever

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    When you think of your prototypical poker player, a fat old man comes to mind. He has a cigar in his mouth and a beer in his hand, talking loudly and telling stories nobody wants to hear.

    The table is filled with these guys who really do not know what they are doing, and get lucky by hitting the river and winning big pots.

    Well, the game has changed. Hot, new, young women are taking over the game like never before. These ladies are just as good as the men, if not better, and to top it off, they look damn good in the process.

    Here are the 25 hottest female poker players of all time.


25. Carmel Petresco

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    She started the game like most do; small local groups getting together on a weeknight. Petresco cleaned up, but didn’t stop there.

    She read every book out there poker, and then went to the 2008 WSOP and had a commanding chip lead at one point. She always says that she plays aggressive to show the boys that she can’t be pushed around. 

24. Courtney Friel

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    She worked as a host for the World Poker Tour, but hasn’t gotten off the sidelines too often to play a few hands of her own.

    He will forgive her, because she is still one of the best looking females in poker.

23. Tatjana Pasalic

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    The 27-year-old Croatian is the poker trifecta. She a poker presenter, blogger, and player, who has tried to teach people in her home country about the game and why it is so awesome.

    She started playing more recently and is looking to turn her good advice into money.

22. Layla Kayleigh

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    This stunning poker commentator worked for the World Poker Tour a few years back.

    She is one of those girls that does not hit the tables as much as she talks about them, but that will not stop me from putting her on this list.

21. Chantel McNulty

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    She grew up in Texas, where everything is always a little bigger...You can say that again...

    McNulty grew up on the game, and has not stopped playing since. She dropped out of college and took on the game professionally, but doesn’t see herself playing forever, which is sad.

    Who doesn’t want to see her sitting next to them at their local casino?

20. Veronika Larsen

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    Deemed the “Poker Queen” by, she is a Norwegian bombshell that tours Europe, playing the overseas circuit.

    She had to quit her day job to promote the brand full time. Good looks and an easy job; sounds like the life to me.

19. Erin Ness

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    She worked at Maxim magazine before joining the PokerStars team and making a very successful run at the World Series.

    Anyone who plays with her knows that she may look weak, but she will take all your money with a smile on her face.

18. Marianela Pereyra

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    They call her the “poker hostess princess” for her work on Poker After Dark. She is smart, sexy, and is very knowledgeable about the game.

    Those who can’t do, teach, and those who can’t teach, talk about it…

17. Vanessa Rousso

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    She is a PokerStars member and one of the top earners on the entire tour. In addition, she was her class' valedictorian, posed in the SI swimsuit issue, and is a law student.

    If this doesn’t sound like the perfect woman, I don’t know what does.

16. Laura Prepon

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    That 70’s Show star Laura Prepon has an obsession with poker. She plays the game, organizes tournaments, and is the executive producer of E! Hollywood Hold’em.

    She is definitely one of the hottest female poker players on the market. 

15. Sara Jean Underwood

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    Playboy Playmate of the Year in 2007 and a professional poker player…

    Where were girls like this when I was played $5 dollar buy in games at my friends' basements?

14. Clonie Gowen

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    Though she started playing poker at a later age, that hasn’t stopped her from being one of the best players on the tour.

    She appeared on “Poker After Dark”, taking first place, and had her own Maxim photo shoot.   

13. Erica Schoenberg

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    She is a blackjack and poker pro who has been cleaning up everywhere she goes. In addition to being a great card player, she was a former volleyball player, personal trainer, and blackjack brainiac.

    Remind me to never play any card game with her…ever.

12. Jennifer Tilly

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    She is one of the most successful players of any of the ladies on this list.

    Tilly has been in countless films, but is well known for being a great poker player and one of hottest on tour.

    There is no way that her Jack/5 off-suite is losing to Mike Matusow. Just look at that concentration…she has quite a pair…of cards.

11. Sabina Gadecki

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    She certainly does not have the poker-playing resume that many of the other ladies do, but she is the host of World Poker Tour and is rather easy on the eyes.

    We will give her the benefit of the doubt and just assume that she plays in her free time.

10. Tina Wallman

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    She has earned the title as the “Queen of Hearts” as the spokesmodel for

    The Australian has made a name for herself with her sexy accent and a litany of modeling photos that would make any player’s jaw drop.

9. Kimberly Lansing

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    She took the online poker world by storm soon after she began playing. Now, she is a TV personality, but continues to play and make a name for herself.

    She is not a model, but definitely has the girl next door look going on.

8. Lacey Jones

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    I am pretty sure that I would not be able to concentrate on any poker game I played with Jones around.

    She is the kind of girl that you think you have a shot with, and then she takes all your money.

7. Tara Rice

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    Rice is not the best poker player out there, but who really cares?

    Look at her. Now look away. Now look at her again. How many times did you think about poker in the time? I am guessing zero.

6. Trishelle Cannatella

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    Yeah she plays poker or something like that.

    Just wow.

5. Olivia Boeree

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    They call her “The Iron Maiden”, which is cool in its own right. Then you add into the equation that she quit her job to start playing poker full time, which further increases her stock.

    Finally, she is downright gorgeous. All sounds pretty good to me.

4. Anna Benson

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    Yes this is the same Anna Benson we know and love as the wife of former pitcher Kris Benson.

    She started a new venture at the 2007 WSOP under the name “Gold Digger” and did fairly well. Add this to her impressive resume under the category, “reasons men want me”.

3. Joanna Krupa

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    She is the kind of girl that is good at everything. In her first tournament, a charity event at Trump Towers, she won the $1 million first prize.

    Her second go around was in the World Series of Poker where she made it past 5,000 entries including some top pros.

    Did I mention she is also a actress and a model?

2. Shana Hiatt

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    Hiatt began her career as the host of Poker After Dark and the National Heads-Up Poker Championship. Now, she indulges in some online and casino poker of her own.

    Anyone who disputes that she is a real poker player just needs to look at this picture. She clearly loves poker chips.

1. Shannon Elizabeth

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    Elizabeth is a well-known actress and has made a strong name for herself throughout the poker playing community.

    She is one of the best celebrity poker players out there, and goes to Vegas multiple times a month to play with the best.

    Got to love a girl that is gorgeous but won’t back down to the top guns.

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