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Vanessa Selbst Wins $1 Million Super High Roller Celebrity Shootout

Tags: Kevin Pollak, Super High Roller Celebrity Shootout, Vanessa Selbst.
Posted on 14 August 2015 by "T".

The final episode of the Super High Roller Celebrity Shootout, an invite online freeroll that was played in June, aired on U.S. television last Wednesday. Five poker professionals (Phil Hellmuth, Antonio Esfandiari, Doyle Brunson, Daniel Negreanu and Vanessa Selbst) played against each other at one table while five celebrities (Hank Azaria, Kevin Pollak, Don Cheadle, Brad Garrett and Norm Macdonald) did the same at another table. The last survior from each table then played heads-up (best of 3 matches) for a $1 million first-place prize.

To sum things up quickly, Team PokerStars Pro Vanessa Selbst defeated Kevin Pollak, an American actor and comedian, rather easy with a 2-0 win. Selbst, the only female participant in the tournament, now has over $11.5 million in tournament earnings, which puts her on top on the Female Poker Player money list. In addition, she is also the only female poker player to be in 1st position on the Global Poker Index.

"Vanessa is a great example of how fascinating poker players are," said Clint Stinchcomb, CEO of Poker Central, which hosted the MILLION AT SUPER HIGH ROLLER CELEBRITY SHOOTOUT. "The stories behind the players are just as interesting as their play. Poker's popularity, with players and fans alike, crosses all ages and demographics."

 


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7 comments for "Vanessa Selbst Wins $1 Million Super High Roller Celebrity Shootout"

 klash2314/08/2015 14:18:01 GMT
I think Vanessa Selbst is probably the best female poker players around today and she has done well to win this game.The poker pro table must have been a great table to watch but I think the celeb had no chance with whoever they got to play.
 Heskor14/08/2015 17:53:41 GMT
Wow such a huge amount of money well done to Vanessa hope she keeps up , i like her as a player and hope she does well and have fun with the money not that she will need it she probably has more money than that and she will donate to charity and all i think , anyway peace out guys have fun at the tables have a good time make a lot of money and most importantly make some good memories and all cheers peace out guys!
 demodawggy15/08/2015 02:28:22 GMT

... Big Smile< She's an interesting person I find...! Plays an odd game too I think...!

... Big Smile< She also strikes me as one of those types of ladies who don't exactly like the boys,...if ya know what I mean...! Blink Tongue

...Selbst....? Sounds like a name for a beer...! Selbst Lager and Ale... hic... Cool
 komika615/08/2015 05:38:26 GMT
player and hope she does well and have plear,no problem tu you,can by meyby
 doubletop77715/08/2015 09:18:11 GMT
Another big payday for Vanessa Selbst and many congratulations to her on winning this event. She deserved to win after defeating her table because you wont see many better line ups than that
 pochui15/08/2015 13:01:16 GMT
i've seen a few hands with her on tv, and yeah she has a very interesting style (poker only)- always asking questions from everyone in the hand, aggressive, sometimes too much, but overall just about controlling the aggression to perfection... great opponents reading skills. pretty much on the same level like pochui...
 klash2315/08/2015 14:29:05 GMT
Hey Demo......Did you not know that she recently got married.......... to a woman? Smile I think you did...... Evil Her wife is a teacher I think,quite pretty as well. Smile
I will put in a link just for you Demo. Smile

link https://www.pokerstars.com/en/blog/players/vanessa_selb...

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