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Vanessa K. Selbst has the Guts to Surpass Her Counterparts

Today echoes of the feminist’s agendum are reverberated in different spheres of life, and so has poker as its casino doors are always ajar ushering them in. This has not redressed the parity as many women are ousted by men at the fledgling days of the events. Nevertheless, Vanessa K. Selbst eclipsed the patriarchal fallacy when she was ranked second internationally by the GPI (Global Poker Index). Besides, she was the pioneer woman to clinch the first place. She is reported to have raked in above 10m USDs in live events earnings and also plays online where she is renowned. There are outstanding performances that have kept her at the top in the poker industry.
Firstly, she has tripartite WSOP gold bracelets and was the pioneer woman to clinch three such highly coveted bracelets in multiple open field tournaments. Her first bracelet came in the 2008 $1500 pot limit Omaha in 2008 that saw her scoop a good $227,933. In 2012 at the $2500 ten games 6-handed, she won herself another bracelet and $244,259 in prize money. Recently at the 2014 at the $25,000 mixed maximum NLHE she got $871,148 alongside her third gold bracelet. Selbst has twenty-one live events outcomes amounting to millions paydays and above.
She has final tabled five times in main events of numerous poker circuits and proceeded to get three additional titles. She emerged the winner in the 2010 NAPT $5000 (North American Poker Tours) Mohegan-Sun Tournament garnering $750,000 and came back the next year to defend incumbency title with success. In the 2011 event, she placed first and pioneered as the first player to complete North American Poker Tour Main Events consecutively. 2014 hitherto, Selbst’s largest earnings is the PPT (Partouche Poker Tour) in 2010 that saw her scoop $1.82m and finished in the first place.
Besides, she has managed to final table at High Roller events four times. Vanessa won the PokerStars.com (High Roller) Caribbean Adventure in 2013. At the moment she is the only females who have played super High Roller competitions, placing 3rd at the Pokerstars.com $100,000 buy-in event in 2014. With her magnificent string of winnings enclosed in her resume, her acuity in poker is top-notch.