One can understand the listing of the sexiest Hollywood celebrities or the sexiest super models. Sexiness is an essential attribute of their profession. But what has sexiness to do with the ability to play poker? Yet lists of the sexiest poker players are regularly prepared. Grand Old Man of Poker, Doyle Brunson recently released his list based on Tweets received from his fans. Jenny Woo does it every year based on her personal perceptions.
Jenny has revealed the players on #2 to #5 on her Sexiest Poker Players of 2010 list. At #5 is Vanessa Rousso. Vanessa is sexy; there can be no doubt of that. Though its old story, one has to be sexy to feature in Sports Illustrated wearing a bikini. And Vanessa is a poker player; there can be no doubt of that as well. Vanessa has over $2 million in live tournament earnings and four first places including one at an EPT event. One can argue about her position on the list but not that she deserves to be there.
Patrik Antonius is #4 on Jenny’s list. Antonius is an established poker professional and has featured on such lists before. So Jenny is safe with this one as well. Erica Schoenberg is at #3. Erica has done enough on the poker tables to qualify and is a former model and personal trainer. But to be two slots ahead of Vanessa is very disputable. Vanessa has outperformed Erica on both counts.
Jenny reveals the names on her list one at a time. #2 has just been named and is Croatian poker babe Tatjana Pasalic. Tatjana has sufficient associations with poker to be called a poker babe. She has done a lot of poker journalism from blogging at poker web sites to writing poker columns for Playboy. She has done video blogs, hosted poker events on television for Unibet and WPT and done live interviews with the best of poker professionals. But to call her a poker player is carrying things too far. On the count of sexiness there can be no quarrel. Who can forget the Basic Instincts “leg crossing” impersonation she did of Sharon Stone in the video promoting the Unibet Prague Open 2010.
Jenny Woo has yet to reveal who she thinks is the sexiest poker player of 2010. If she does not exclude herself on the principle of propriety she could well fit the bill.