Jennifer Tilly wins $5,000 Bellagio Cup VI for $125,000

Jennifer Tilly wins $5,000 Bellagio Cup VI for $125,000

Monday, 12 July 2010

Poker couple Phil Laak and Jennifer Tilly didn’t have a great WSOP – no final tables, no notable cashes; Phil set an endurance record that was promptly smashed by Austrians... not great. However, Liar Liar and Bride of Chucky star turned WSOP Ladies’ bracelet-winner Jennifer Tilly managed to make up for it.

The Bellagio Cup VI was the last chance for anyone who was out of the WSOP Main Event to make a nice score on their trip to Vegas. Buxom beauty Tilly has done just that, winning the $5,000 event for a score of $125,000. This takes her cashes to over $650,000 – a far cry from Laak’s $1.9m but still very handy.

Last year, Tilly quit poker after experiencing stressful variants – lol donkaments and all that. Well, she’s gotten back into it recently and this should reassure her that good things come to those who wait.

Tilly is an Academy Award nominated actress (Bullets Over Broadway, 1994, Best Supporting Actress) who got hooked on poker when her ex-husband, Sam Simon (who interestingly played against Laak on GSN’s High Stakes Poker) introduced her to the game.

Laak didn’t waste time – within seconds of her win his Twitter was telling all and sundry.

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