Who said men are sharper in playing cards? We have women poker players who could give the men players a run for their money in the poker world.
If you are poker enthusiasts then you would surely have heard of Vanessa Selbst, a professional poker player and also the all-time highest earner in the female circuit.
She was also in the race for Card Player of the Year and that takes a lot of consistency in a sustained period of one year in the circuit. However it is a small period of time for evaluating a player’s achievement and Vanessa was termed as the most consistent player in the past half decade.
She has a career winning of $10.5 million and is a team member of Team Pokerstars Pro where her username is spelt “V.Selbst.” if you are a New Yorker then she is your neighbor living in Brooklyn, and she has logged an impressive playing time of 10 years where she started with PLO cash games and live NLHE. She made the brake in to live tournaments in 2007, and then there was no turning back, except for a break of two years when she attended law school.
She owns three WSOP bracelets and the only woman in the circuit to have achieved the distinction in open events. Year 2010 was her best year, where she won $750, 000 and the top spot at the North American Poker Tour, held at Mohegan Sun. she also won $200,000 when she ended fourth in the EPT London High Roller Event.
Selbst was the winner of the Partouche Poker Tour main event conducted in Cannes where she pocketed a cool $1.8 million. She was on the money list at 6th spot when she almost accumulated $3 million in 2010 and figured in players of the year competition with high rankings. She was honored with the Wicked Chops player award for the year too. In 2011 she made ripples when she reached the quarter finals of NBC Heads Up Championship and earned $75k and also came third at WPT Five Diamond to take home $338 k and also scored a stunning comeback victory at NAPT Mohegan Sun.