- Lifetime winnings: In excess of $550,000
- Irish Open Runner-Up $413,612
- Cashed in Consecutive WSOP Main Events in 2008 & 2009
- WPT and High Stakes Poker Presenter
Kara Scott is the new hostess for the World Series of Poker Europe on ESPN and High Stakes Poker on GSN as well as being a new member of Team PartyPoker and the host of our TV poker tournaments. Originally from Northern Canada, Kara has spent the past five years working in the British and European media and is now living in Santa Barbara.
Kara Scott Profile
Greatest Poker Achievement
Coming second in the Irish Open for €312,600 in 2009
Next Major Career Target
To win a major title
Favourite Live Tournament
The World Series of Poker Main Event
Most Respected Opponent
Tips for New Players
Find a player who's game you respect to mentor you and talk you through hands and strategy
Kara started out as a sports presenter and producer for Channel 5 in the UK after her martial arts skills led them to seek her out to front a weekly show.
She left the show after three successful seasons to produce a feature film which was released last year. Kara then returned to presenting as the face of the burgeoning poker boom and presented the World Series of Backgammon from Monte Carlo and Cannes for 2 years on Eurosport, as well as hosting a live weekly backgammon show with top British pro John Clarke.
Kara became involved in the world of poker four years ago as one of the main presenters on the award winning cult English hit show 'Poker Night Live'. She has been a regular contributor for industry magazines and co-hosts poker podcast 'On The Rail' with Nick Wealthall.
Kara began to play poker seriously three to four years ago and has quickly found success in some of the poker circuit's most prestigious events. To date she has over half a million dollars in tournament earnings, including winning the PartyPoker.com Sports Star Challenge Tournament and collecting €312,600 for finishing second in the Irish Open.
Kara has also enjoyed success in America and in particular at the WSOP where she has enjoyed two consecutive deep runs in the WSOP Main Event. By cashing both times Kara became the only woman to cash in both the 2008 and 2009 Main Event placing 104th and 238th respectively out of fields of over 6000.
You can catch Kara playing online at PartyPoker.com under the username – 'KaraScott' or follow her regular posts on the PartyPoker blog.