Vanessa Selbst made history last night when she won the 2013 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure $25k High Roller, earning $1,424,420. The 28-year-old Team PokerStars Pro now has more than $6 million to her name, which means that she's the biggest female winner in tournament poker history (about $1.1 more than former number 1: Kathy Libert).
Selbst, who had the third largest stack when the final table kicked off, faced Russian pro Vladimir Troyanovskiy heads-up. She had a 3-to-1 chip lead and took down the first two pots. Troyanovskiy didn't have much left to gamble with at that point and was forced to move all in to stay in the game. He doubled to over 30 big blinds with JJ against J10 of Selbst. Then he doubled again with A9 against K10 on a board of Q10A62. In the middle of Level 26, Troyanovskiy had another great chance to double his stack...
With the blinds at 30k/60k+10k ante, Troyanovskiy raised to 125k on the button with two kings. Vanessa three-bet to 290k with AQ,Troyanovskiy thought for a minute before four-betting to 550k. Selbst moved all in for 1.7 million, and Troyanovskiy made the call right away.
Selbst fans cheered for an ace, but the flop came down 228. The room fell silent as the dealer turned over the 10, and Selbst sat down to start cutting out chips. But she got right back out of her chair again when the river card A was dealt!
Vanessa Selbst might be the happiest lady on planet earth right now. Apart from the amazing win, she got engaged to her girlfriend over the weekend. That's right! Check out the interview below!
Vanessa Selbst is arguably one of the best poker players in the world, female or otherwise. Indeed, with numerous tournament titles and more than $5.5 million in live winnings, the law graduate is a match for anyone at the felt. A gay match
Good day everyone Thats a sweet pay check for vanessa selbst !!! i have seen her play in many vids .. well she is a good player indeed , she deserved the win ...Whatever ... but the point is if she marries someone her husband can sit behind at home or enjoy touring around the world with her money lol .. Lucky guy
i don't see what her sexual orientation has to do with any of this? she's a great player FULL STOP. why sorin felt the need to put that at the bottom of his post i don't know. It's 2013 ffs. why is there still so much bigotry about? Live and let live, people. C'mon!
I don’t remember to read anything about the previous female poker pro Kathy Libert, but I went to do some research and all of her big achievements were made already during the 21st century, which turn things very close. This only shows they are betting on the game too, and exactly with the same purpose of men: to win big. Vanessa Selbst had already given enough proofs she would soon be able to win an event like this, it was a matter of time to show PS all of her capabilities. That final hand was just a like in the movies with the ace at the river.
I dont know why, I dont have this feelings to other "famous people" too often, but I really dont like her, even I dont know her personality I am quite sure its not because she looks like and behave like a guy but I dont know why
I've always liked this girl and I knew she was a lady's lady, but that's cool. I liked watching her play on High Stakes with Antonio Estfadari and Doyle Brunson. She always held her own. It's to bad she likes the ladies though!
Continental stereotypes and bigotry are alive and well in 2013. Come on guys...... Since time began men have fancied men and women women, so why today do some of you still get hung up on this. Take and accept people for who they are; do not determine them by your own fears and ignorance!
I never really liked her, but she's definetly one of the best MTT live poker player.
She's an awfull cash game player though, she always thinks her opponents are bluffing and she can donk a huge stack on a 6-7bet shove pre flop with J9 suited. When I saw that on the big game I was like WTF? lol
I know not at this poker player, but I know if I'm honest almost any poker player because I have not long been interested to PokerNews or have played in general. In any case, a princely sum is that you have won and there is no reason not been determined so far. I wish all members of BRM luck at all tournaments