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Jennifer Tilly Wins Another Major Poker Tournament

By Chuckmonster on Friday, 2nd September 2005 5:00pm
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Jennifer Tilly jumped up from the table after winning the WORLD POKER TOUR Ladies Night III tournament last night at the Bicycle Casino in California, saying that her win was convincing evidence that her victory in the World Series Ladies tournament in July was "no fluke."

"I felt like I was suffering from the 'imposter syndrome,'" said Tilly, Academy Award(TM) nominated actress (Bullets Over Broadway, Monsters, Inc.). "I had these niggling self-doubts. But now I know I can really play. These women were extremely tough pros with blood lust at the poker table. My goal has always been to win a WORLD POKER TOUR event and now I've done it! "

The stunning achievement for a player who only began playing poker a year ago, is like an amateur boxer winning two heavyweight titles. The actress is the first woman to hold both of these prestigious titles in women's poker. The victory earned her a seat in the $25,000 buy-in WPT Championship next April at Bellagio, and a specially-created pink poker set with the WPT logo and Breast Cancer ribbon. The WPT and the Bicycle Casino will donate $10,000 to Breast Cancer Research in honor of Tilly and the other competitors at the Final Table.



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