Vanessa Selbst in WSOP weekend spotlight

It's a holiday weekend in America, one that will see lots of BBQs, fireworks, and revelry. Nevertheless, Team PokerStars Pro Vanessa Selbst hopes she'll be spending a lot of today indoors.

Selbst won the first two rounds of her $1,500 shootout on Thursday to advance to the final day of the World Series of Poker event. She is among the final twelve players, a group that includes the always tough Sam Greenwood and Niall Farrell. It's going to be a fun one to watch.

So far this year, Selbst has managed two cashes, one of which was a 9th place finish in the $10,000 Six-Handed Championship. She is still working to win her fourth bracelet, and tonight could be the night she gets it.

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While Selbst may be celebrating her Fourth of July weekend going for gold, the rest of us around the world might need a few other things to occupy our time. Fortunately, PokerStars has you covered.

Need to make some plans? Here are four other ways to spend the next few days.


Win $1 million

For the next ten days, PokerStars is running $5 Spin & Go tourneys that can pay off in a big way.

How big? Well, you could win $1 million in a matter of minutes.

If you're unfamiliar with the Spin & Go system, it couldn't be more simple. You buy in for $5, you play against two other people, and you can win in a matter of minutes. Every once in a while, that $5 tournament will turn into a $1 million payoff.

For more details, visit the $1 million Spin & Go information page.


Take on the PokerStarsNJ Challenge

If you happen to be in New Jersey this weekend, don't miss your opportunity to win your share of the $50K Summer Daily Challenge.

PokerStarsNJ players are offered three daily challenges. Whoever completes the challenge will get a ticket to an all-in shootout with $1,000 added to the prize pool. There is also a chance to get in on the $30,000 Summer Bonus Challenge Freeroll.

For all the details on that, check out this blog post from earlier in the week.


Practice your #RaiseIt tricks

If you haven't been following the fun Neymar Jr and Ronaldo are having, you're missing out. The two football superstars have been going back forth with some pretty slick tricks.

While these guys are pros, you can get in on it, too.

To learn how to submit your own #RaiseIt video, check out the second round of their battle here.


Go for a ride with Fatima & Conor

On the roads around PokerStars HQ in the Isle of Man, there isn't anything much more exciting than the TT course, unless you want to power it up by putting local legend Conor Cummins and Team PokerStrs Pro Fatima Moreira de Melo out there on a bike.

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To go along for the ride, check out this story and video.


That should do you for the weekend.

Once again, good luck to Vanessa Selbst tonight as she tries to win her fourth WSOP gold bracelet!




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is the PokerStars Head of Blogging. Follow him on Twitter: @BradWillis. WSOP photos by PokerPhotoArchive.com.