June 23, 2012 -
Dan Shak and Beth Shak, formerly a poker power couple from Bryn Mawr, have reached a curious place in their divorce.
Dan Shak has filed a suit against former wife, Beth, over her extensive shoe collection, according to the New York Post.
Beth Shak has a well-publicized cache of expensive shoes, and by that we mean 1,200 pairs of designer high heels and maybe some flats, including 700 Christian Louboutin’s which we hear are pricey kicks.
According to the Post story, Dan contends that he was unaware of this vast shoe collection when the couple split three years ago and found out about Beth’s enormous footware trove only last year. As a result, Dan Shak “estimates her collection at $1 million and says he’s due at least 35 percent of that,” according to the Post.
For her part, Beth Shak told the Post, “I’m shaking my head over this whole thing. He is saying he didn’t know the closet in our master bedroom existed.”
Dan is scheduled to play in the World Series of Poker’s Big One for One Drop charity poker tournament in Las Vegas beginning July 1. The buy-in for that event is $1 million.
Dan Shak has been having a solid WSOP this year with four cashes so far for more than $41,000, but his career has been distinguished by his play in nose-bleed events. In 2010 at the Aussie Millions $100,000 Challenge, he won more than $1.1 million in beating Phil Ivey in heads-up play.
Beth Shak’s big poker moment was in 2007 when she finished second in a WSOP event for more than $328,000. At the final table, she knocked out Phil Hellmuth.
Both Dan Shak and Beth Shak have been active in charity poker events, especially benefiting Children’s Hopsital of Philadelphia.
Here’s that show collection that’s causing all the fuss.
Photo: Beth Shak. Beth Shak Facebook.