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Selbst Blazes to Final 6 at Borgata, Eyes First WPT Title
Vanessa Selbst is already the most successful female poker player of all time but there's one major poker milestone she's yet to check off her list - a WPT title.
That could change today as she charged past a massive field at WPT Borgata in Atlantic City over the last few days to make the final six.
Sitting near the chip lead for most of the last two days Selbst cruised to the final table second in chips with 7,910,000.
Cong Pham is the chip leader with 10,190,000 but all eyes are squarely on Selbst as she looks to add another amazing line to her poker résumé.
Wheeeee final table tomorrow!!! Bagged up 7.9MM which is good for 2nd place I believe.— Vanessa Selbst (@VanessaSelbst) September 20, 2013
Borgata Teems with Poker Players, $825k for First
Another booming week of poker on the East Coast saw the Borgata halls filled with players looking to take a shot at WPT glory. In the end almost 1,200 buy-ins made it to the cashier to create a prize pool of $3.8m and an $825k first-place prize.
David Randall, boyfriend of WPT One to Watch Christina Lindley and a veteran online and live pro from Ohio, squeezed in to the Top 6 with 3,520,000.
Veteran tourney pros Anthony Zinno (6,935,000) and Jeremy Kottler (3,925,000) also made the final table along with Eric Fields (3,150,000). The final six and chip counts:
- Seat 1. Eric Fields - 3,150,000 (31 bb)
- Seat 2. Anthony Zinno - 6,935,000 (69 bb)
- Seat 3. Vanessa Selbst - 7,910,000 (79 bb)
- Seat 4. David Randall - 3,520,000 (35 bb)
- Seat 5. Jeremy Kottler - 3,925,000 (39 bb)
- Seat 6. Cong Pham - 10,190,000 (101 bb)
Tune in to the WPT Live Updates at 3 pm ET for hand-for-hand coverage down to a winner.