PokerStars' Vanessa Selbst to make EPT debut in Tallinn
by Mad Harper
NAPT champion Vanessa Selbst, the latest star to join the elite Team PokerStars Pro, will be competing in her first European Poker Tour event in Tallinn next month.
Selbst, 26, made it to Day 5 of this year's World Series of Poker Main Event, finishing 476th for $27,519. She also won a WSOP bracelet in 2008, taking down the $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha tournament.
Currently studying law at Yale, Selbst has several big USA titles to her name and won the inaugural PokerStars North American Poker Tour Main Event at Mohegan Sun in April this year for $750,000.
Selbst will be joined at the first EPT of Season 7 by a host of stars such as Team PokerStars Pro Katja Thater, EPT Barcelona and 2010 WSOP bracelet winner Carter Phillips, EPT Berlin and EPT Players' Choice Award winner Kevin MacPhee, EPT Player of the Year Max Lykov and Friend of PokerStars Pierre 'Serial PokerStars Qualifier' Neuville.
More than 80 players have already won their seat to the €4,250 EPT Tallinn main event on PokerStars and satellites are still running, giving everyone the chance to visit the beautiful Estonian capital.
EPT Tallinn is taking place August 11-16 at the luxurious Swissôtel in the heart of the city and a full range of qualifiers are running now on PokerStars giving players the chance to win a seat for as little as €5.45.
EPT Tallinn is the EPT's first visit to the Baltic States but it's already familiar territory for PokerStars which first visited in October 2009 for the PokerStars Baltic Festival and was there again last month for the second Baltic Festival, won by Team PokerStars Pro William Thorson.