Glamorous Pro Shannon Elizabeth To Join World Team Poker’s Team Lebanon

If an article in Pokernewsdaily is to be believed, then American Pie actress and poker pro Shannon Elizabeth will be competing at this year’s World Team Poker event, but not as a Team America player.
Instead, because of her father’s Lebanese origins she is eligible to partake in the event as part of Team Lebanon and so will be taking her place with fellow team members at the Golden Nugget in Downtown Las Vegas on 19th May.
Born Shannon Elizabeth Fadal, the Hollywood actress rose to prominence after her appearance in the 1999 hit movie American Pie. She then went on to enjoy a successful acting career, starring in such films as Scary Movie, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, and Thir13en Ghosts. She also posed nude for Playboy and in 2008 was Maxim’s cover girl.
Elizabeth considers poker her “second career” and is considered by many as one of the leading celebrity poker players. She cashed four times at the World Series of Poker in 2006 and 2007, and finished 3rd at the NBC National Heads Up Poker Championship in 2007 collecting $125,000 prize money in the process.
Despite previously stating; “I’m half Arabic, but I am 100 percent American,” it is doubtful whether Shannon Elizabeth would have made it onto a top tier American Team which includes such players as Doyle Brunson, Mike Matusow, Chris “Jesus” Ferguson, Jennifer Harman, Howard Lederer, Erik Seidel, Allen Cunningham, and Annie Duke.
Consequently, Elizabeth will be hoping to use her poker skills to forward the chances of Team Lebanon, which also includes fellow Lebanese pros Dany Georges, Freddy Deeb, Joe Awada and Mark Betor. Collectively the team has accumulated around $7.5 million in career tournament earnings.
In total, there are 16 countries competing at the World Team Poker event, all hoping to secure bragging rights for their country for a whole year. They are Armenia, Australia, Brazil, China, Czech Republic, England, Germany, Greece, Iran, Israel, Korea, Lebanon, Mexico, Norway, Philippines, Switzerland, Turkey, United States, and Vietnam.

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