It comes as no surprise there’s no shortage of attractive women who clean up at the poker table. A lot of the same qualities that make for a good poker player apply to a lot of women: deceiving, instinctual and the ability to read someone. Oh, and don’t forget about good at taking your money. With no further ado, I present you with ten women who would call your bluff.
1. Lauren Kling
This blonde bombshell has enjoyed most of her success in the online poker realm, cashing in over half a million bucks. Her success hasn’t quite transferred to the live tables yet but that’s okay, because she looks pretty good sitting at that table regardless.
2. Vanessa Rousso
This French-American dual citizen, high school valedictorian and Duke University graduate quit law school when she discovered poker. With over $4 million in winnings, I think she made the right choice.
3. Erika Moutinho
Moutinho is somewhat of a one-hit- wonder, raking in the bulk of her career earnings with a $242,000 score at the 2011 World Series of Poker. She’s married to fellow poker pro David Sands, easily the best hand he’s ever played.
4. Beth Shak
With $477,000 in poker winnings to go along with a successful shoe and fashion business, Shak has a lot to offer. And did I mention she’s pretty good looking too?
5. Tiffany Michelle
At the 2008 World Series of Poker, Michelle finished 17th out of 6,844 players, the largest field ever lapped by a woman in live tournament poker history. Since then, she has used her good looks to spur on her acting career and appeared on The Amazing Race. One thing does hold her back though: she was a contestant on the Food Network’s reality show Worst Cooks in America.
6. Liv Boeree
Diversity is sexy. Originally from England, this Metallica-loving rocker and Astrophysics graduate also dabbles in modeling and television gigs and is heavily involved in charities. Oh, and she’s considered to be one of the most successful women to pull up a chair at the card table with $2.5 million in winnings and a European Poker Tour championship to her name. If that’s not enough, just check out her photo gallery
7. Tatjana Paselic
This Croatian cutie is known more for her poker television presenting than for her playing, but she did play the 2012 World Series of Poker wearing a cat suit. Enough said.
8. Kara Scott
Scott has won more than half a million dollars playing poker but you might know her as the face of Partypoker, her television work or her blog (yes, there’s pictures).
9. Melanie Weisner
Weisner has the girl-at-the-poker-table-next-door look and with 16 cashes in the World Series of Poker, she is fast approaching the million-dollar mark for her career. Watch an interview with the NYU grad here.
10. Christina Lindley
This fitness model has made over half of her nearly one million bucks playing online and her TV career includes appearances on Entourage and Curb Your Enthusiasm.