Jennifer Tilly in Top 5 in Favorite Event


In an interview with PokerWomenNews leading up to the WSOP, actress and poker player Jennifer Tilly said that shorthanded poker is her favorite game: “I believe the shorthanded tournaments are the purest form of poker, since you can’t wait around for cards, there’s a lot more bluffing, and maneuvering going on”.

With this statement in mind it was no surprise to see Jennifer Tilly enter World Series of Poker Event #32: $5,000 6-Max No-Limit Hold’em yesterday. 549 other players did the same, and when the final card of the night had been dealt only 190 players remained.

As expected the field was packed with some of the best players in the world: Dan Coleman, Sorel Mizzi, JC Tran, Dani Stern, Jason Somerville, Faraz Jaka, Dan Smith, Mike Leah, Paul Volpe and Phil Hellmuth – just to name a few. Maria Ho and Taiwanese poker pro Kitty Kuo, who finished in 4th place in Event #14: $1,500 Shootout, came out to play too.

Jennifer Tilly had a great day at the poker office, and she finished the day with 195,400 in chips, enough for 5th place going into Day 2. At the end of the day Phil Hellmuth was moved to Tilly’s table. But the ”Poker Brat”, who won his 14th bracelet just one week ago, was not able to combat the aggressive style of Tilly. Faced with Tilly’s raising and re-raising Hellmuth said ”here we going again” according to the WSOP blog.

Kitty Kuo had a tough day at the tables and lost half her stack early on with set vs. set. Fortunately she was able to survive the day, and she will return for Day 2 with 33,400 in chips.

Mixed-games specialist Maria Ho was not so fortunate and she was sent to the rail outside the money. Kristina Holst will also return to play Day 2 of the prestigious event, but the Californian pro is one of the shorter stacks with 28,700 in chips.

PokerWomenNews wish Jennifer Tilly, Kitty Kuo and Kristina Holst the best of luck on Day 2.

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