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Poker Pro Vanessa Rousso Plays For $500,000 In 'Big Brother' Finale

Winner To Be Crowned Wednesday Night


The final episode of the 17th season of CBS’ “Big Brother” airs tonight at 9:30 EST. Among the final three competitors is poker pro Vanessa Rousso, winner of more than $4.5 million lifetime in poker tournaments.

Also alive are houseguests Steve Moses and Liz Nolan. There’s a $500,000 prize for the last person standing, with $50,000 for the runner-up.

Rousso won part 1 of the final “Head of Household” competition, while Moses won part 2. The third and final round is tonight, and then a jury consisting of some former cast members will vote to determine a winner from the final two. The show is largely determined by the alliances people form.

The winner of the final competition gets to evict someone in third place.

Rousso has not only received praise from fans of the show, but also from former contestants. A player who was recently eliminated said that Rousso has “gotten away with bloody murder.”

According to analysis by, Rousso is a favorite to make the final two.