Vanessa Selbst Wins Second Career WSOP Bracelet
Joins Jennifer Harman As Only Women To Have Two Open-Event Wins
Vanessa Selbst became a two-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner late Sunday evening. The professional player accumulated all the chips after three days of play in the $2,500 buy-in shorthanded ten-game mix.
Selbst outlasted a field of 421 to capture the $244,259 first-place prize. She dominated the final table, eliminating all but one of her competitors.
Her first bracelet in 2008 marked the last time a woman won an open buy-in event at the summer poker festival. The 27-year-old also became the second female player to have two titles in such events at the Series. Jennifer Harman is the other.
Selbst said she’s “honored” to be considered among the best female players of all-time.
Her historic win was the result of recent work on her all-around poker game.
“I felt like that was something that was lacking in my repertoire,” the hold’em specialist said.
Selbst said snagging her second bracelet was “getting over a hump” since the last one came about four years ago. “Now that I have my second we can start to plan the future bracelets.”
While the 2012 WSOP was profitable for her prior to Sunday’s win, Selbst wasn’t satisfied.
“Making a couple deep runs and not getting a bracelet would have been really disappointing,” she said. Her performance this summer has put her 16th in the Player of the Year race.
Here are the final results:
|Finish||Player Name||Prize||POY Points|
For complete coverage of the summer poker festival, check out our WSOP landing page.
Follow Brian Pempus on Twitter — @brianpempus
|1||Phil Ivey Now Down $5.1 Million Under His 'Polarizing' Online Poker Screen Name|
|2||Study: You're Like A Pigeon When You Play Poker|
|3||Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Stuck With $2.5 Million Overlay|
|4||Maryland Casino Says Former Employee Stole 'Highly Confidential' List Of High Rollers|
|5||Poker Strategy With Ed Miller: Reverse Bet Sizing Tells|
|6||Allen Kessler Wins 2014 World Series of Poker Circuit Foxwoods Main Event|
|7||Man Carjacks Vehicle From Golden Nugget Atlantic City, Returns Hours Later To Carjack Another And Gets Caught: Police|
|8||Poker Hand of the Week: 8/27/14|
|9||Texas Station Closes North Las Vegas Poker Room|
|10||2014 CarbonPoker Card Player Player of the Year Update -- Dan Smith and Jason Mercier Join Top 10|
|1||Former Roulette Dealer Faces Criminal Charges For Telling Gambler About 'Lucky Number'|
|2||Phil Ivey Now Down $5.1 Million Under His 'Polarizing' Online Poker Screen Name|
|3||Phil Ivey's Alleged Accomplice In Borgata 'Cheating' Case Also 'Edge-Sorted' At Foxwoods|
|4||Gus Hansen Nears $20 Million In Web Poker Losses|
|5||Atlantic City's Most Expensive Casino Ever Built To Close Next Month After Horrendous Two-Year Failure|
|6||'Invisible Ink' Poker Cheat Banned From Connecticut Casinos|
|7||Real-Money Online Poker Coming To California This Month, Tribal Gaming Regulator Says|
|8||Dan Cates Accidentally Flew To Airport In San Jose, CA Rather Than Airport In San José Del Cabo, Mexico|
|9||Gambler Finally Hits Vegas Slot Machine That Hadn't Paid Out Jackpot In 15 Years|
|10||Steven Seagal Stars In New Poker Movie|