Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Poker Expert Bets On Shannon Alexander

LAS VEGAS (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Jason Biggs tried to play his best hand to win Shannon Elizabeth in American Pie, but she’s the celeb who takes the biggest slice at the poker table.

That’s the bet from gambling guru Michael Craig, editor of The Full Tilt Poker Strategy Guide (Warner Books), who says Elizabeth had a very solid game during the National Heads-Up Poker Championship last month.

Craig gives Elizabeth praise for her bluffin’ raise against poker pimp Barry Greenstein, who was fooled into pitting his straight against her full house.

As he puts it, “That’s where being a professional actress played a big part.”

But Elizabeth isn’t the only Hollywood heavyweight in the world of poker.

In fact, Craig says Ocean’s Thirteen star Don Cheadle, Seinfeld’s Jason Alexander, and Ghosts of Mississippi’s James Woods are also celeb card sharks who know their bluff.

But being a pro actor isn’t always needed for a good poker game, as long as you keep the table guessing.

As Craig says, “The perfect poker face is random. Avoid playing in a straightforward fashion yourself, but encourage your opponent to play that way.”

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