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Final-Table Takedown: Vanessa Selbst Uses Dead-On Reads to Dodge Bullets and Trap Opponents

by Craig Tapscott |  Published: Jan 18, 2011

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Vanessa Selbst, 26, is a Team PokerStars pro. She also works as an executive producer and private poker coach at DeucesCracked, where she produces a tournament-strategy podcast called “Tournamentality.” Selbst has won three major-tournament titles — at the 2008 World Series of Poker, the 2010 North American Poker Tour Mohegan Sun main event, and the main event of the Partouche Poker Tour. She has more than $3.7 million in tournament winnings, amassed in just four years of part-time play, and currently is in third place on the women’s all-time tournament money list. In her time away from poker, Selbst attends Yale Law School, with hopes of eventually working on civil rights issues. Event 2010 Partouche Poker Tour main event Players in the Event 764 Buy-in $9,809 First Prize $1,823,430 Finish First Hand No. 1 Stacks: Vanessa Selbst – 6,800,000 Raphael Kroll – 5,500,000 Blinds: 30,000-60,000 Antes: 5,000 Players Remaining: 5 ...


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