On day 3 of World Poker Tour L.A. Poker Classic the money bubble burst, leaving 63 players to return tomorrow for day 4. Leading the pack is Jesse Yaginuma with 804,000 in chips, Glenn Lafaye with 760,000 and in third place no other than Jennifer Tilly, the well-known actor and poker player, with 639,500 in chips.
Day 3 saw a lot of strong players eliminated including Daniel Negreanu, Paul Volpe, Marvin Rettenmaier, Yevgeniy Timoshenko, Scott Seiver, Blair Hinkle, Christina Lindley, Darryll Fish, Dan Smith, Antonio Esfandiari, JC Tran, Joe Hachem, Erik Seidel, Dominik Nitsche, and defending LAPC champion Paul Klann.
I 2007 Jennifer Tilly received a lot of criticism and ridicule after the famous hand she played in Poker After Dark against Patrik Antonius. But hey! Wouldn’t you be a little intimidated playing the likes of Antonius and Phil Ivey? Anyway, here’s the hand:
Since then Jennifer Tilly has done pretty well for herself, earning nearly 900,000 in tournament winnings. At L.A. Poker Classic she is guaranteed at least $18,970, but it’s no wonder if the charismatic Tilly has her eyes fixed on the first prize of $1,015,460. Go Jenny, Go!