As Soaps.com readers know, our favorite soap stars often get up to unpredictable and exciting things off screen! This time, it’s The Bold and the Beautiful’s Dan McVicar, who plays the cunning and crafty Clarke Garrison! Soaps.com can tell you that Dan has been earnestly attempting to put those same qualities to use in real life as a celebrity player on the European Poker Tour!

Dan was finished after the first day in the San Remo installment of the tournament, but is looking ahead to the next stop in Monte Carlo. PokerStars.net caught up with Dan after his defeat, and he told them incredulously that he got beat out by ‘four 7’s’! He referred to himself as the ‘celebrity fish’ on the European Poker Tour, and explained that he considers himself to be a student of the game, having only played for the past two years. He said that he plays often online and really enjoys poker. Dan noted that he learned a lot while playing at the ‘tough table’ in San Remo, which was his first European Poker Tour event, and intends to take that knowledge with him to Monte Carlo next, where he will again test his poker face against the ‘best of the best’! Dan, a very popular celebrity in Italy, at one point in the interview, joked in Italian that his acting is much better than his poker!

The Monte Carlo tournament begins April 13th at the Monte Carlo Bay Hotel and Resort. It is being taped for television, so check your local listings to see if you can catch Dan! Soaps.com wishes Dan the best of luck as he sits down with the best poker players in the world – pretty exciting stuff! Check back to the B&B News Room for Dan’s results as soon as they are available! Oh, and here’s hoping we see more of Clarke on The Bold and the Beautiful really soon too!