Posts Tagged ‘live tournament cashes’

Tatjana Pasalic re-signs with Bodog Poker

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

If you’re looking for somebody to be the face of your poker site – both figuratively and physically – there’s nobody better than Tatjana Pasalic. After all, Pasalic is one of the most beautiful women in the poker industry, and she’s also one of the most skilled reporters too. Following the re-signing, the 27-year-old tweeted about the deal with the following:

Very proud and happy to announce that I have renewed my @Bodog and contract. Bring on the party and more poker videos!

Now only did Pasalic tweet about renewing the contract with Bodog Poker, but she also made a statement by saying, “The WSOP is around the corner and I can confirm I will definitely be on that plane. I love working with Bodog and they seem to like’s to another great year.”

Many players and fans enjoy her insightful interviews, and the Croatian babe’s accent certainly adds something to the equation as well. Of course, nobody’s going to accuse Pasalic of being the world’s best poker player – she has $5,937 in live poker tournament cashes. However, not every signing is purely based on tournament performance, and Pasalic is a great Bodog re-signing for a number of reasons, with the biggest being that she fits their Recreational Player Model.

As you many know, Bodog has dedicated themselves to recruiting recreational players. And if they’re trying to get amateur players to their site, having a pretty face like Tatjana Pasalic will definitely go a long ways towards making this happen.

If you’re wondering about Pasalic’s specific credentials, she has done reporting work for Party Poker, the WPT, and the TV show “Face The Game.” In addition to this, many people credit her with starting a poker boom in her native country of Croatia. She’s also done some modeling work, as you can see below:

Dan Shak’s Condo goes for $7.4m

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

Poker pro Dan Shak proved to be recession-proof after selling his lofty New York City condo for $7.4 million. Shak, who bought the home back in 2005 with his ex-wife Beth Shak, originally paid $7.2 million for the property. However, he was somehow able to swing a $200,000 profit while selling it seven years later. Perhaps he did some major upgrades?

The popular reason for Shak selling the condo is that he lost around $7 million in the gold market, and needed a way to make some quick cash. In fact, Shak’s losses caused him to sell off a remaining stake in $850 million worth of future gold contracts, which caused a market scare. This coupled with the aforementioned condo sale had many thinking that he was desperate for money. However, Shak has consistently denied selling his condo to cover gold market losses.

In any case, what is known is that Shak gave his ex-wife $3.25 million when they got divorced in 2008 so that he could keep the property. And one certainly can’t blame Shak for wanting to keep his condo when they look at the pictures. There’s plenty of exquisite decor and excellent terrace views of New York.

As for Shak’s poker career, he’s made over $2.7 million in live tournament cashes, and this includes a victory in the 2010 Aussie Millions Main Event ($1,107,553). In addition to this, he also finished second in the 2011 NAPT Uncasville, which was good for $254,000. In regards to his ex-wife Beth Shak, she hasn’t fared quite so well in the poker world lately, having made only $29,955 in the last two years. Her crowning poker achievement came when she finished second in a 2007 WSOP $3,000 Hold’em event ($328,683); this helped her land a gig as a Full Tilt Poker team member.