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Drunken Prop Bet Could Cost Vanessa Selbst Millions!

Tags: 2016 WSOP, Dzmitry Urbanovich, Jason Mercier, prop bet, side bet, Vanessa Selbst.
Posted on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 by "T".

In the world of poker, players can get some extra entertainment (and a lot of money as well) by means of winning at side/prop bets. It is the norm that poker pros will usually make side bets while they play in the tournaments, and the events in World Series of Poker (WSOP) are no exception. What makes such side bets truly interesting is that there are those that are bigger than others, and there are some that are downright extreme.

Take for example poker's top female player Vanessa Selbst, who recently bet that Russian poker player Dzmitry Urbanovich could not win a total of three bracelets at this year's WSOP. She also made the exact same bet with Jason Mercier, who's already claimed 2 bracelets this summer ($10k Deuce-to-Seven Lowball (No-Limit) tournament$10k H.O.R.S.E. Championship). 

What's more interestingly outrageous in these two bets is that they were made when Selbst was intoxicated.

In almost 47 years of the WSOP, a player who successfully had a three-bracelet summer has only occurred five times. The last one who managed to pull it off was Jeff Lisandro in 2009.

Jason MercierIn both bets which were settled in January, Urbanovich and Mercier each risked $10,000 of their own money. Both of the wagers she made with the two poker pros sum up to over $2 million! The exact amount of the wager she made with Mercier was not immediately made known to the public.

With his latest victory, Mercier is now two thirds of his way to taking a grand total of $1.8 million from Selbst.

According to Selbst, she and Mercier made the bet while drinking, and when she sobered up, tried to buy out of it for $1,000. However, Mercier refused. He also declined a $100,000 buyout that Selbst offered to him after he won his first bracelet of the summer, saying that the $100K offer is too low at that point. Also, he disagreed with Selbst's statement that she was overly drunk when the bet was struck.

source: https://www.pokerstrategy.com/news/world-of-poker/Selbst-could-lose-millions-with-Mercier-bracelet-bet_97219/


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23 comments for "Drunken Prop Bet Could Cost Vanessa Selbst Millions! "

 doubletop7776/22/2016 8:36:20 AM GMT
This could turn out to be a very expensive night out for Vanessa Selbst!! Why would you want to make such a bet? Jason Mercier is more than capable of winning a third and Vanessa has a few stressful weeks ahead
 pinotte6/22/2016 3:07:10 PM GMT
IMO Jason Mercier is very cheap of not accepting a by out if really she was very drunk when she made that bet.

The next day or so she realize that she had made a very bad mistake and Mercier declined her offer even if knew that it was made when she was very drunk and not a very clear brain.

To bad that a very good poker player like him would accept money from a drunk. Thumbs Down Thumbs Down Thumbs Down
 Ingrind336/22/2016 4:20:58 PM GMT
To bad that a very good poker player like him would accept money from a drunk. Thumbs Down Thumbs Down Thumbs Down


But when you act like a macho you get punished (hopefully)
 teddybears736/22/2016 5:55:59 PM GMT
Posted by pinotte:
IMO Jason Mercier is very cheap of not accepting a by out if really she was very drunk when she made that bet.


Why should he ?
If she was drunk at the cash tables and he kept taking her money then that's a different story.She probably thought she was being smart with the bet as it isn't easy to do but now when he's 2/3 of the way there she wants a buyout Shock
Take her for every penny Jason. Worship Thumbs Up

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Posted by Ingrind33:
To bad that a very good poker player like him would accept money from a drunk. Thumbs Down Thumbs Down Thumbs Down


But when you act like a macho you get punished (hopefully)


Exactly !
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 tropical6/22/2016 8:29:28 PM GMT
No sweat at all. Jason mercier is such a bad player. He lucked out twice already. There is no way he is going to bag a third win. I am willing to put up 200 mob point for a measly 1 mob point that jason mercier will fail to cash in on that action. Keep dreaming pal.
 teddybears736/22/2016 8:59:10 PM GMT
Posted by tropical:
No sweat at all. Jason mercier is such a bad player. He lucked out twice already. There is no way he is going to bag a third win. I am willing to put up 200 mob point for a measly 1 mob point that jason mercier will fail to cash in on that action. Keep dreaming pal.


A bad player ? i wish i was as bad as him.
 Ingrind336/22/2016 9:12:28 PM GMT
Planessa Plelbst
 tropical6/23/2016 9:35:59 AM GMT
@teddybears73 I dont think so. You just wish you were as lucky as him. I rate vanessa selbst more than jason mercier. Hopefully he does not get the extra bit of luck he does not deserve and bankrupt a good female player. When you look at the gender stats of the wsop, it is already a sausagefest. Gl banessa.
 DaCapo716/23/2016 3:49:23 PM GMT
To Play or bet drunkin´ are not that what we expect from a pro. But ok, at the next day she had more than a headache i think Big Smile But i wish Vanessa Selbst a lot of nice cashes in the next time , so she can pay her losses.
 IndianAce12/11/2017 12:43:08 PM GMT
Can we agree that it was a foolish bet for her to take because she clearly hugely miscalculated the odds to start with?
In the interview she says “the true odds have to be 10,000:1 or higher” and she snap called his 200-1 offer.
Maybe she'd have snap called 500-1 or even 1000-1.
Seems like a lot of drunken dick wagging.
 TheMachineQC2/11/2017 8:46:16 PM GMT
Posted by pinotte:
IMO Jason Mercier is very cheap of not accepting a by out if really she was very drunk when she made that bet.

The next day or so she realize that she had made a very bad mistake and Mercier declined her offer even if knew that it was made when she was very drunk and not a very clear brain.

To bad that a very good poker player like him would accept money from a drunk. Thumbs Down Thumbs Down Thumbs Down


Well he's just treating Vanessa like one of the boys. If it was a man who made a bet while drunk people wouldn't say he's a macho and stuff like that. Before you bet big amount on tiny odds of something happening you better look at the risks and rewards... These guys are professional gamblers/investors surely they know something as basic as this.

The true odds of winning 3 are small but when you've already won 2 you only need to win 1 more so you can't see it as a 10,000 to 1 shot. It's a 1 to/amount of players in the tournament shot. And probably less since Jason Mercier has an edge on most players.
 Mober2/11/2017 9:51:27 PM GMT
A bet is a bet as they say.
If he can say that its ok and its off, it will be good, but cant blame him for not cancelling it.
You should be careful what you do and under what circumstances.
Actions and reactions Smile
 pajalnick2/12/2017 1:01:44 AM GMT
sometimes alcohol intoxication assists in a game of poker and betting stakes ... I can tell you exactly how he did it, and I sometimes much luck in the game ... but of course it is better not to do so as it is possible to lose too much
 Tony_MON7ANA2/12/2017 2:14:32 AM GMT
Vanessa Selbst... I really like her unique hair style and carefree demeanor. She seems to be a very nice person. I am very much looking forward to meeting her someday, preferably in a bar, coffee shop, steak house, pizza place, or golf course.
 Robbo19902/12/2017 3:09:34 AM GMT
she is the caitlyn jenner of the lesbian world.
 Ingrind332/12/2017 1:08:24 PM GMT
Posted by Tony_MON7ANA:
Vanessa Selbst... I really like her unique hair style and carefree demeanor. She seems to be a very nice person. I am very much looking forward to meeting her someday, preferably in a bar, coffee shop, steak house, pizza place, or golf course.


HAHAHAHA
 damosk2/12/2017 1:39:55 PM GMT
Would you make a such a huge bet when intoxicated? I guess most of us couldn't afford such a huge bet so it all starts to become relative. If you made a bet when drunk that was worth $20 would you be overly worried? Nah, didn't think so! It's peanuts to her whether drunk or not.... she's also having fun....at whatever the cost!
 pochui2/12/2017 1:56:30 PM GMT
well i am not over the moon about the opportunity to meet vanessa selbst on the golf course, in a bar, coffee shot, steak house or even pizza place since i am not too sure i could handle the manly odour coming from the armpits all that well. so i pass this great opportunity to tony mon7ana
 bowie19842/12/2017 6:46:24 PM GMT
Posted by Robbo1990:
she is the caitlyn jenner of the lesbian world.

Caitlyn Jenner is part of the LBGTQ community too, so both of them are livin' in the same world to be quite honest... Just my two cents.
 Robbo19902/12/2017 7:28:48 PM GMT
Posted by bowie1984:
Posted by Robbo1990:
she is the caitlyn jenner of the lesbian world.

Caitlyn Jenner is part of the LBGTQ community too, so both of them are livin' in the same world to be quite honest... Just my two cents.


*sigh*

 pajalnick2/13/2017 1:08:32 AM GMT
Posted by bowie1984:
Posted by Robbo1990:
she is the caitlyn jenner of the lesbian world.

Caitlyn Jenner is part of the LBGTQ community too, so both of them are livin' in the same world to be quite honest... Just my two cents.

in the discussion of the rate of drunk smoothly switched to the LGBT community discussion)) anything can happen in this crazy world .. it is believed that in Russia are opposed to gay .. I can say that I treat them as neutral (as long as they do not touch me ))))))
 bowie19842/13/2017 8:27:26 PM GMT
Posted by pajalnick:
I can say that I treat them as neutral (as long as they do not touch me ))))))

And if they touch you (god forbids hit on you) what happens? You giving up being neutral and hitting them in the head with a shovel? Question Question Question

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