After 12 years as a professional poker player, Vanessa Selbst wrote in her Facebook page on New Year's Eve that in 2018, she will be retiring from the world of poker.
Selbst, age 33, ends her career with almost $12 million in lifetime tournament earnings, which included a total of three World Series of Poker bracelets. She has almost double the tourney earnings as that of Kathy Liebert, the secon[...] Read more » Vanessa Selbst to Quit being a Poker Pro this 2018
Joined: Mar '14
Age: 49 (M)
Vanessa Selbst is undoubtedly one of the most successful female professional poker players of all time. I know she holds a Juris Doctor degree from Yale Law School, so she has the option to practice law in the United States. She still plays poker recreationally, right?
Edited by Tony_MON7ANA (06 January 2018 @ 09:02 GMT)
well that is a sad news for the poker world and especially for women poker as it is the retirement of the world female's best tournament player. But for the reason she mentioned, we all understand her decision but IMO she could have stay a little longer in the industry.
Joined: Mar '09
Age: 46 (F)
And this is a way to do it. Playing poker professionally and retiring at the age of 33 with 12 millions, in her pocket. It is a fortune after all and she is still young, And thats where she will probably invest her earnings, in hedge funds You can make lots of money there if you know what to do.
Joined: Feb '12
Age: 30 (M)
GG well played Vanessa , the best of luck in life ! And guys remember thoses 12 millions isn't real , it's overall how much she have won in tournaments , but there is still the buy in fee + expences and other stuff so it's less then 12 millions in her pocket !
Joined: Mar '09
Age: 46 (F)
Yes it is indeed overall winnings and we cant know how much she has spent from it, during her career for buy ins. But since he is quitting, she probably has made a decent profit, unless she did like Negreanu, buying in last year in tournaments for more than he won
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Joined: May '09
Age: 38 (M)
well yeah,Samarietis is rightt,his is overall win in poker career,not that she have now 12 millions from poker on bank account!maybe she invested in some other things and earned more money,but she ofcourse spent lot of this money on poker buy in-s.on travels and other things!
Joined: Jul '10
Age: 43 (M)
What to talk about this woman an icon of the poker world with a lot of prize money and how to think about how she will withdraw from the world of professional poker but I think it is very unlikely that she will leave the poker world of the top games in the world