BRITISH MODEL LOSES OUT ON TOP POKER PRIZE - Friday 22nd of February 2013

A BRITISH model has lost her chance of picking up millions in an international poker tournament.

Liv Boeree, 25, had beaten 1,240 contestants last week to win £1.1million in San Remo, Italy, to book a place at the final table.

But despite that win, Manchester University graduate Liv, from Maidstone, Kent, was knocked out on day two in Monte Carlo.

She told a poker news site: I'm disappointed. I was getting low on chips and they had better hands than me - that's how it goes. I was hoping to follow up my win last week but it just didn't happen. But I had a great day anyway.”

Heavy metal fan Liv, a TV presenter and model, has been playing for four years after working on the Five show Ultimate Poker Showdown.

She added: ''I saw these players who were living these fabulous lifestyles and I thought: That's what I want to do.''

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