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Poker champion Beth Shak

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A good poker face can go a long way. Professional poker player Beth Shak has made millions. The Philadelphia native honed her skills online before playing in a live setting. Now she ranks among the top poker players in the world.

She has cashed out at over a dozen tournaments; earning as much as several hundred thousand dollars with each win. Shak donates much of her prize money to various philanthropic efforts.

But while the stakes in Shak's professional life are high, her stilettos are higher. Over 1,200 pairs of designer pumps fill multiple password-protected closets in shoe-obsessed Shak's Pennsylvania home. From a crystal-coated pair of spiked Christian Louboutins to an ornate Charlotte Olympia design featuring an hourglass heel, Shak has a heel for every mood, hue, and occasion.

Her footwear is currently on display in the September issue of Social Life magazine. Valued at over $1 million, the shoe collection is one of the most extensive ones in the country.

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