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World Series Of Poker
 Ladies Championship Result  
26th June
June 2, 2005 – July 15, 2005

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Event : #26
Entries : 601 (201)
Buy-in : $1000
Prize Pool : $546,910
Report by Nolan Dalla

All Results
Money Leaders
An Oscar-worthy Performance:Actress Jennifer Tilly wins Ladies World Poker Championship - Report
Pos. Player Origin Prize
1 Jennifer Tilly Harbour City, CA $158,335
2 Anh Le San Jose, CA $83,540
3 Carolyn Ancheta Edgewood, WAA $43,680
4 Cecilia deMortensen Madrid, Spain $38,220
5 Angel Wood Las Vegas, NV $32,760
6 Teresa Chang Garden Grove, CA $27,300
7 Susan Carpenter Las Vegas, NV $21,840
8 Beth Shak Bryn Mawr, PA $16,380
9 Janis Numan Johnson City, TN $10,920
10 Dorothy Canada Las Vegas, NV $6,005
52 Kathy Liebert Las Vegas, NV $1,365
If anyone thinks playing poker for a living is tough, try being an actor. Aspiring actors must live with rejection. Prospective careers are destroyed by talent agencies and casting directors. Bad beats are not just a hazard. They are a way of life.

Not only do good actors develop thick skin, they must also demonstrate tremendous physical and emotional versatility. Acting requires the performer to play different roles and conceal natural instincts.

Read that again: Playing different roles and concealing natural instincts.

These qualities apply not just to acting, but to poker playing, as well. It's no surprise then, that over the past 30 years, many well-known actors have played at the World Series of Poker. Telly Savalas (best known as "Kojak") played in the main event numerous times between 1983 and 1991. Gabe Kaplan (TV's "Kotter") started playing in poker's world championship during the late 70s and is still competing today at the highest level. Matt Damon, Ed Norton, Ben Affleck, Tobey Maguire are just a few famous actors who have come to play in the world's biggest poker game in Las Vegas.

But no notable actor had successfully made the conversion from "Hollywood Celebrity" to "World Poker Champion."

Until now. In a year that has truly been record-setting, yet another milestone was crossed when Hollywood actress Jennifer Tilly won the 2005 Ladies World Poker Championship. It was not just that Tilly won. It was how she won. Tilly made a shambles of this tournament by becoming a human chip magnet. Every major confrontation Tilly was involved in seemed to bring more chips to her stack. By the time the final table was set with nine players, Tilly enjoyed a 3-to-1 chip lead on her opponents. When play became four handed, which marked the start of Day Two, Tilly was up 5-to-1 over the remaining three players.

This tournament was special for other reasons. An all-time record number of 601 women entered this year's championship, nearly tripling the event's size over last year. The huge turnout and high level of competition meant that play on Day One lasted nearly 15 hours. On Day Two, the four finalists arrived at the final table (the finale started with nine, and five were eliminated on Day One).

Following her victory, Tilly said that receiving her first WSOP gold bracelet was "better than winning an Oscar."

Official Report by Nolan Dalla – World Series of Poker Media Director
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