Carbon Poker of the Merge Gaming Network recently chose Actress Shannon Elizabeth as one of their new sponsored poker professionals.
Shannon Elizabeth is known for playing roles in movies like “American Pie” and “Jack Frost” along with many televisions appearances as well. Shannon Elizabeth feels poker is like here second career so being selected as a sponsored professional for Carbon Poker is a good step in Shannon Elizabeth’s poker career.
Although Shannon Elizabeth played in a couple of roles prior to 1999’s “American Pie”, she reached cult status for here role as the sexy Nadia who made her sex scene in that movie help Shannon Elizabeth become a big name in Hollywood. Shannon Elizabeth has also played roles in movies like “American Pie 2”, “Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back”, “Love Actually”, and “The Grand” amongst others.
Shannon Elizabeth’s poker career has not been too shabby either. Shannon Elizabeth took down a celebrity tournament at the Caesar’s Palace in January 2006, for a first prize of $55,000. Shannon Elizabeth beat out 83 celebrities and poker professionals for than win at the Palace.
Elizabeth has also cashed in over 4 events at the 2006 and 2007 World Series of Poker, although she has not been able to reach a deep run in one of the big one. One of Shannon Elizabeth’s most impressive poker performances was in the 2007 NBC National Heads-Up Poker Championship. Shannon Elizabeth made it past four rounds where she knocked out big time poker professionals like Barry Greenstein and Humberto Brenes. Shannon Elizabeth made it to the semi finals where the eventual champion of the event, Paul Wasicka, knocked her out. Shannon Elizabeth received $125,000 for her performance that day.
The Merge Gaming Network which added Shannon Elizabeth to one of their best poker rooms is also doing other types of additions and growing. The network added Players Only and a site called Sportsbook.com. Now the network has moved up to the number 16th slot as the world’s largest poker room by its size volume at their cash game tables. Besides Carbon Poker who signed Shannon Elizabeth, Merge Network’s rooms include Poker Host, Iron Duke, Poker Nordica, and more.
You can chat with Shannon Elizabeth about poker at Carbon Poker’s blog. Shannon Elizabeth is also planning on doing some poker videos which you might see coming out soon on Carbon Poker. Carbon poker wanted a star and a good poker player and they got just that with the addition of Shannon Elizabeth.