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Final-Table Takedown -- Vanessa Selbst

Vanessa Selbst Can Read Your Soul

by Craig Tapscott |  Published: Jun 11, 2010

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Vanessa Selbst, 25, is a graduate of Yale University. Apart from playing poker for a living, she currently attends Yale Law School, where she is finishing her second year. She also works as an executive producer at DeucesCracked, giving private poker lessons and making instructional videos. Selbst plays in live high-stakes cash games, and has made five final tables at the World Series of Poker and cashed for more than $1,600,000 in tournament play. Event: 2010 North American Poker Tour Mohegan Sun main event Players in the Event: 716 Buy-in: $5,000 First Prize: $750,000 Finish: First Hand No. 1 Key Concepts: Reading hand ranges based on player tendencies Alan Sternberg raises to 95,000 from the cutoff. Craig Tapscott: What do you know about this opponent? Vanessa Selbst: I don’t know much about him, except that he had amassed a very large stack of chips at the other table, which typically ...


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