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The Scoop -- Vanessa Selbst

by The Scoop |  Published: Aug 20, 2010


Vanessa Selbst has accumulated $1.7 million in tournament winnings in a very short span of time, despite being a full-time law student for the past two years. Selbst stopped by The Scoop studio to discuss her success on the felt while still pursuing her legal interests outside the poker world. Diego Cordovez: Let’s set all modesty aside; pound for pound, in the metaphorical sense, you may be the most successful tournament player going, just because you don’t play very many tournaments and you win every three months or so. Vanessa Selbst: Yeah, I’ve played about 25 tournaments in the past two years, including the 2008 World Series of Poker, and I have four wins, two third-place finishes, and a couple other cashes. DC: What people sometimes don’t realize is that there are a lot of players who legitimately have been successful, but are playing constantly. You are a full-time law ...

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