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As poker continually increases in popularity, it’s inevitable that the game will catch the eyes of men and women from all over the world. Over the past decade we’ve seen more and more female poker players join the fray in the competitive sport who have a combination of both beauty and intelligence. Below we’ve compiled a list for you of the sexiest female poker players that have made a huge splash in the industry.

1. Kara Scott

Although Kara has in the past been known more for her TV hosting career, she is still highly respected for her knowledge on the game as an ambassador and host for 888poker – one of the largest poker websites in the world. As such, Kara’s live tournament winnings exceed $500,000. Before she started to focus more on competing, you may of seen her appear on popular shows such as Poker Night Live, Sky Poker TV or even as a host for the European Poker Tour.

2. Tatjana Pasalic

Born of croatian descent and considered one of the all time hottest female poker players around, Tatjana Pasalic has been in the poker industry since the age of 19 where she gained an interest in online poker during her stay in Denmark. As well as participating in the game, she has also been a part of the Bodog team as a poker personality and TV host. Tatjana now works as a presenter for Sky TV’s poker channel.

3. Vanessa Rousso

With over $3.5 million in total tournament winnings, Venessa Rousso is without a doubt one of the most decorated poker players of all time, ranking 123rd at her peak on the ‘All Time Money List’. Although she graduated with a full scholarship at Duke University and holds a law degree, she chose to pursue a career in poker on the PokerStars team and continues to find success at every corner.

4. Xuan Liu

Considered one of poker’s top female players, Xuan Liu has made a name for herself through sheer skill of the game with over $1.5 million in live tournament winnings. She is of Chinese descent and was raised in Canada. As well as mainly being a hot poker chick, Liu is also a comic book and gaming geek at heart so when she’s not playing at a poker tournament, she’s most likely at her pc or on her kindle.

5. Jayde Nicole

Jayde Nicole is a widely recognised celebrity poker player and has made a number of TV poker appearances. Although the canadian model at first mainly gained attention due to her looks, she was signed on with with a schedule of 3+ tournaments a week and also received training from top poker stars such as Daniel Negreanu. As time went on the community begun respecting her skill at the game.

6. Lacey Jones

Also known as the “Poker Barbie”, Lacey is a poker pro amongst many other things including a fashion model, TV host, commentator and social media figure. Starting out as a ‘prop player’ in the 20005 WSOP, she eventually earned the recognition from her peers and was hired to become part of the Absolute Poker pro team.

7. Joanna Krupa

Joanna Krupa is an animal activist, American model and actress who has made appearances on many reality TV shows such as Top Model. Originally from Poland, she moved to Illinois at the age of 5 with her family to start a new life. Krupa has also been featured in many magazines where she claimed the title of ‘Sexiest Swimsuit Model in the World’. Known as more of a social player, you’ll see her mainly at charity poker events.

8. Maria Ho

Maria is one of the few successful Asian players of our time and a fierce competitor who holds 13 World Poker Tour cashes, a WPT title and numerous final table finishes at tournaments across the world. From a casual poker player at college who would game with friends and participate in limit cash games at local Indian casinos, she is now recognised as one of the all time bests with over $4 million of prize money. When she’s not playing the game, you’ll find her occasinoally making appearances as a TV host and commentator.

9. Melanie Iglesias

As well as her love for poker, Melanie Iglesias is primarily an American model and actress and has been featured in countless magazines such as Esquire and Vibe. Famous for her exotic look, she is of puerto Rican, Italian, and Filipino descent. She is most famously recognized within the poker community from her role as the Royal Flush Girl in 265 episodes of the World Poker Tour.

10. Christina Lindley

Christina is a combination of both beauty and brains with an impressive combined live tournament earnings total of almost $500,000, primarily from No Limit Poker. As well as a being a contributor to several national magazines, she also boasts a successful modelling and acting career with notable appearances in Black Cobra (2012) and The Playbook (2005).

11. Shannon Elizabeth

Previously a fashion model, Shannon Elizabeth is an American actress famed for her roles in comedy films such as Scary Movie and American Pie. She is of Syrian, Lebanese, German, English and Irish descent. Starting in 2006, Elizabeth considered poker as her second career and made regular visits to Las Vegas Valley to compete with top players. She was considered one of the leading celebrity poker players during her time in the industry.

12. Melyssa Grace

One of the sexiest poker babes around, Melyssa Grace was previously one of the Royal Flush Girls for the World Poker Tour in 2011 and 2012. With her hawaiian born beauty, tall stature and perfect frame she has made magazine appearances in many issues of Maxim and is constantly sought for a cover girl feature. As a fun fact, her Favourite films are The Notebook and Twilight.

13. Liv Boeree

One of the few successful british female poker players around, Liv Boeree (aka the Iron Maiden) has won over $3 million in live tournament winnings. She previously claimed the #1 ranked female poker player status on the Global Poker Index in 2015 and took the #6 spot on the female all-time live poker winnings list. Aside from poker Boeree actively participates in charity work and she has also been a TV host.

14. Sara J Underwood

Sara Jean Underwood is an all round entertainer working as an American model, TV host, and actress. She is an active practitioner of yoga and in general loves athletics. As a fun fact, she participated in the 8th season of “Women of Ninja Warrior” in Japan and made it to the second stage of the competition. Underwood got into poker after modeling for which lead to her joining their professional team.

15. Beth Shak

Commonly listed as one of the most attractive female poker players of our time, Beth Shak has been playing professionally since 2004 winning 3 WSOP final tables and 13 cashes. As well as poker she is an entrepreneur who ventures into many projects, a philanthropist, and a writer who has been featured multiple times in the Huffington Post.

16. Trishelle Cannatella

Commonly known for her career as a Playboy model and actress, Trishelle has appeared on many different channels of media and is most notably recognised for her participation on the hit MTV reality TV series ‘The Real World: Las Vegas’. Amongst the many celebrity poker tournaments she’s played in, her biggest achivement was her third place finish at the 2010 WPT Invitational Tournament.

17. Charlotte Van Brabander

Charlotte is a Belgian TV presenter, gamer and poker player that holds several first and second place finishes throughout her tournament career. She started off as one of the only female gamers who played competitively in Counter-Strike and was part of an all-female esports team which reached the Electronic Sports World Cup. Charlotte now primarily sticks with poker, retaining the title of being the first Belgian woman to be sponsored to play the game by the giant PokerStars.

18. Sofia Lovgren

As one of the younger competitors, Sofia is a Swedish poker player who joined as an ambassador for 888poker in April 2014. She debuted at her first live tournament in 2010 where she competed at the Irish Poker Open in Dublin, finishing 29th. From then she has built up a total of over $400,000 of prize money and continues to accumulate top position finishes.

19. Muskan Sethi

Muskan became the first sponsored female poker player from India when she signed with PokerStars back in 2018 which was a huge accomplishment given the negative spotlight the game has in her country. Poker was still considered gambling and anyone involved in it would be looked down upon by friends and family. Regardless of this, Muskan pursued her love for the game through practice and studying, ignoring what other people thought of her.

20. Oanh Bui

Oanh Bui is an exotic looking beauty hailing from the Netherlands. She holds several top place finishes at smaller tournaments such as the Rio Daily Deepstacks in 2015, but is still looking for a big win on the major circuits. As she likes to live a relatively quiet lifestyle, not much is known about her outside of the game.