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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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10 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 !
Thumbs Up
 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.

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