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Vanessa Selbst Makes History at the WSOP

by Erik Fast |  Published: Jul 09, 2014


The World Series of Poker is always the exhilarating centerpiece of the entire year in the world of tournament poker, and the electricity can be felt in the air when the first cards are dealt each summer at the Rio. The first open event of the 2014 WSOP proved worthy of that excitement. The $25,000 buy-in mixed-max no-limit hold’em event turned out to be both thrilling and historic. From a field of 131 of the best players in the game, Vanessa Selbst emerged victorious with her third gold bracelet, earning $871,148 for the win. The 29-year-old pro is the first female ever to win three open events (Barbara Enright has also won three, but two came in segregated women’s events.) Only 63 players have ever won three or more bracelets in the prior 44 years of WSOP action. Here is a look at how this gripping event played out. Mixing ...

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