Vanessa Selbst

On the clock: How Vanessa Selbst gets it all done

At one point in recent memory, Team PokerStars Pro Vanessa Selbst was fighting a three-front battle against time. She was at Yale finishing up her law degree, she was playing poker for insane amounts of money, and--believe it or not--she had a life in the real world. Forget for a moment that--for mo...more

by Brad Willis on October 20, 2014 1:05 PM

Vanessa Selbst climbs atop GPI300

As if Vanessa Selsbt needed another laurel for her neck, today the Global Poker Index announced the Team Pro has just become the first woman to hold the top spot on the GPI300.The rankings, which use a formula that takes into account performance over a 36-month period, revealed today that Selbst's w...more

by Brad Willis on June 19, 2014 6:55 AM

Vanessa Selbst in work mode and heads-up for victory in Las Vegas

The 2014 World Series of Poker just began in Las Vegas this week. And Vanessa Selbst is already heads-up for a gold bracelet.Is anyone really surprised?The first day of tournaments at the Rio offered a $25K buy-in NLHE Mixed Max event, one of the highest buy-ins of the series. It offered four days o...more

by Jen Newell on May 30, 2014 9:15 AM

Selbst talks Wall Street and women in poker on American TV

It's not hard to see why there is a close relationship between poker and the stock market. Many of today's best poker players come from the world of finance.While that is not the case with Vanessa Selbst, she is undoubtedly an expert on poker, as well as managing her ever-growing tournament bankroll...more

by Jen Newell on October 25, 2013 8:02 AM

Vanessa Selbst performs ultimate double-range merge

It's not easy to find the right poker metaphor for what Team PokerStars Pro Vanessa Selbst did last month, but double-range merge seems to work. She got married!Vanessa Selbst met Miranda in December of 2009. "I was in my second year of law school at Yale," recalled Vanessa, "and she was a high scho...more

by Jen Newell on September 12, 2013 7:01 AM

Vanessa Selbst takes her fitness routine on the road

No matter where in the world Vanessa Selbst travels for poker tournaments, she seems to find a place to exercise. In particular, she finds basketball or tennis courts and tries to get in a few games during her stay.She's not the only one. Many poker players decide to join her in a session of shootin...more

by Jen Newell on August 29, 2013 8:15 AM

Vanessa Selbst: "It's all about winning" in 2013 WCOOP

Let's just acknowledge that Vanessa Selbst is a good poker player. I doubt anyone would disagree with this statement.Her live tournament poker results are impressive, to say the least. She has nearly $7.4 million in lifetime earnings, for a career that began with her first cash in mid-2006. Those re...more

by Jen Newell on August 15, 2013 11:41 AM

The Advocate's 40 under 40 honors Vanessa Selbst

The current issue of The Advocate recently named Vanessa Selbst to its list of "architects of the next decade" by including her as a member of its "40 under 40" list. The magazine/website is the oldest LGBT publication in the U.S. and has been very influential in the gay rights movement. Vanessa was...more

by Rebekah Mercer on May 2, 2013 6:45 AM

Reddit AMA gets real with Vanessa Selbst

Team PokerStars Pro Vanessa Selbst did a recent online Q & A via reddit that delivered some fascinating comments and details about her life as a pro player. Some questions asked by people she knew in high school even gave us a glimpse of what she was like during those crazy teenage years. Turns out ...more

by Rebekah Mercer on March 11, 2013 7:21 AM

Getting real with Vanessa Selbst

Vanessa Selbst doesn't get distracted by much of anything when it comes to poker. Even her latest achievement, becoming the highest earning woman in poker of all time, doesn't seem to faze her. When I asked her recently if she thought this achievement would affect her game in any way, she replied si...more

by Rebekah Mercer on January 31, 2013 7:48 AM
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