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Vanessa Selbst -- One of The Best Poker Players In The World

by Erik Fast |  Published: Jan 01, 2013


Vanessa Selbst appeared on the cover of Card Player magazine in May 2010. Although it has been just over two years since then, a lot has changed for her in the interim. At that time the 25-year-old pro had firmly cemented herself as one of poker’s most promising up-and-comers with $1.7 million in tournament earnings in a short career, a World Series of Poker bracelet and a year of law school at Yale under her belt. Now 28, Selbst has since graduated from the most selective law school in the United States, cashed for almost $4 million more in tournaments and became the second female poker player in history to win two open event bracelets at the WSOP. Needless to say, it’s been an incredible couple of years for the Brooklyn-born pro. No longer a rising star, Selbst is now rightfully known as one of the game’s best players, period. ...

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