Beth Shak | PokerPinups Player Profile

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American Beth Shak started playing poker for fun online in 2002 and quickly progressed to playing professionally, hitting the pro circuit just two years later. She began with play money but soon graduated to using the real thing. When she entered the live poker arena, she initially found it difficult and struggled to get her footing. It took her a while to get into the swing of things, but as soon as she did she became a force to be reckoned with. Beth Shak.

Beth Shak has twice placed highly at the WSOP poker tournament and in a few short years has made a name for herself in online and live games. She’s played in the Playboy Poker tournament and appeared in a variety of TV shows, such as MTV’s Cribs. She’s been featured on Good Morning America, the Today Show, Millionaire Matchmaker and NY Ink.

With 10 live tournament cashes to her name, Beth is a formidable opponent. She is high on the Women’s All Time Money List and came eighth in the 2005 WSOP poker tournament ladies’ event. At the 2007 WSOP poker tournament she came second out of a field of 800 in the $3,000 No Limit Hold ‘em event. Making it to the final day of Season 5 of the EPT and finishing in the top 30 players in the tournament has also been a notable achievement. Her total winnings to date exceed $450,000.

Beth is also a philanthropist and entrepreneur with a shoe collection that has made headlines around the world. She has amassed over 1,200 pairs of shoes, including 700 pairs by Christian Louboutin. After their divorce, her ex-husband Daniel Shak, who is a hedge fund manager and also a poker player, tried to sue her for $1,000,000, a third of the value of her shoe collection. The case was later dropped by Daniel but Beth has capitalised on her shoe fetish and started her own business, launching the Beth Shak and Beth Shak Couture shoe lines.

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With three children of her own, Beth is also passionate about helping others. She has played in several charity poker tournaments and is on the board of the Wish Upon a Hero Foundation and is a member of the committee for Gift of Life. She also contributes to many animal charities and works with the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. Beth Shak.

Since she started her poker career in 2004, Beth Shak has dreamed about coming first in the WSOP poker tournament. It’s pretty certain that if she does, her winnings will be spent on helping others and on shoes!

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