Vanessa Selbst, a beautiful and skilled poker professional, recently showed the industry her poker playing techniques were as sharp as ever, when she came fourth in her first WSOP game this year, and went on to cash another two times in the past weeks, before finding her way to Event 52, where she contended in a 421-player field and won her second WSOP bracelet in a $2,500 six-handed 10-game.
The win was bittersweet for Selbst, who was left speechless. Selbst said,
I’m so happy, I have no words for once in my life. Normally when I bulldoze a table, it’s in like big bet events when I could bully people, this one I just ran like god. … I just hit every hand. It’s a pretty surreal experience.
Recently, Allyn Jaffrey Shulman won in a seniors’ event, before which Selbst remained the last woman in the poker circuit to win a WSOP gold bracelet. Selbst was true to her words, she did bulldoze the table, as the player-field of 421 was dramatically reduced to just six in a matter of hours. Soon, the ‘iron lady’ possessed double the number of chip-stack to her nearest opponent – Michael Saltzburg.
During her game play that lasted a meager 45 minutes, she ousted Mike Gorodinsky at 6th place in Omaha, Thomas Chambers at 5th place in Razz and Chris Bjorin at 4th place in No-limit Hold’em. At the time when she was left with just two opponents, she managed to maintain a 9-to-1 lead over Saltzbury and a 19-to-1 lead over Tommy Hang. Hang was the worst placed player at the final table, as Saltzberg quickly eliminated him in a seven-card stud. Shortly after Hang’s 3rd place finish, Selbst eliminated Saltzberg and won her second bracelet and $244,259 in cash winnings.
Vanessa Selbstis a woman armed with many talents and made it through Yale Law School where acquired a degree in law. Selbst also secured a WSOP bracelet and many other titles alongside her studies while dominating the poker scene. Her name made frequent headlines within the poker circuit, which led to her association with PokerStars.
At PokerStars, Selbst has made her abilities known through her remarkable prowess. Selbst has also won other titles such as the Partouche Poker Tour and the NAPT Mohegan poker competitions. Soon she completed her education at Yale, while maintaining her winning streak in the poker world.
Selbst, however, struggled to recreate the magic of her first World Series of Poker win in 2008 until this year.