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Beth Shak
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World Series of Poker
Bracelet(s) None
Money finishes 5
Highest ITM
Main Event finish
World Poker Tour
Titles 0
Final tables 0
Money finishes 2

Beth Shak is an American professional poker player. She has been playing professionally since 2004. She's appeared in the World Series of Poker, Playboy's Poker Tournament, "Aces & Angels" at the Playboy Mansion, YRB Magazine's "Rock It" fashion spread , and MTV Cribs.

Poker Career

Shak initially learned to play poker by logging on to Full Tilt Poker and using “play money” until she felt comfortable enough to start playing with real money. When she started playing live, she found it to be “very different” and had to learn not to let men intimidate her. She has said she wants to be known as a good player, not "a good player...for a woman."[1]

She has ten tournament cashes to her name, placing her amongst the top percentile of the Women's All Time Money List.[2] She placed 8th in the 2005 World Series of Poker Ladies' event, which was only her second live tournament. At the 2007 World Series of Poker Shak placed 2nd (out of over 800 players) in the $3K No-Limit Hold ‘em event.[3]

Shak made it to the final day of Season 5 of the European Poker Tour (EPT) finishing in the top 30 out of over 500 players, according to the European Poker Tour season 5 results.

Shak is developing a clothing line which she often claims the line will start with hoodies, because she’s “freezing in all these poker rooms!” She is also developing concepts for a high-end shoe line as well as a line of lingerie.

As of 2009, her total live tournament winnings exceed $450,000.[4] Of those winnings, $363,118 have come at the WSOP.

Her official website is

Personal Life

Shak was married to fellow poker player Daniel Shak, but they are currently separated.[5]

Shak is an active philanthropist, playing in many charity poker tournaments and has raised money for various charities, most notably for The Children’s Hospital of Pennsylvania’s Palliative Care program.[6]


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