Vanessa Selbst

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 bankro...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...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 shoot...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 ...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 ...more

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

2013 PCA: Vanessa Selbst becomes top-earning female tournament player

Vanessa Selbst wanted only one thing when she walked in the room today. She wanted to win the PCA $25,000 High Roller and take home its $1,424,420 first prize. "I play for money," she said this morning. "I play for titles. I play for the fun of the game." That may be true, but today she was also p...more

by Brad Willis on January 14, 2013 11:44 AM

More awards for PokerStars

We're a humble and modest bunch. But, heck, everyone loves to get awards. Even us. So it was with good cheer that we received news of the 2013 BLUFF Reader's Choice Awards, littered as they are with PokerStars back-slaps. What makes this so gratifying is that 10,000 poker fans had voted. Congrats t...more

by Simon Young on January 9, 2013 8:26 AM

PCA 2013: Vanessa Selbst gets engaged

For as big and serious as today's $100,000 Super High Roller is, you might think this is the biggest thing that's happened to Team PokerStars Pro Vanessa Selbst this weekend. After all, this is the first time she's played the PCA Super High Roller tourney. But, there is something bigger going on in ...more

by Brad Willis on January 5, 2013 5:21 PM
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