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Vanessa Selbst Wins 3rd WSOP Bracelet and Tops $10m in Earnings
Vanessa Selbst proved once again she's one of the best in the world by winning her third WSOP gold bracelet and over $871,000 tonight in Las Vegas.
Selbst’s victory in the $25k Mixed Max event puts her in a tie with Barbara Enright as the most decorated female World Series of Poker player.
“Obviously I’d like to be included in the conversation for the best poker players, not just the best female poker player,” Selbst said when asked about tying Enright,
“But I think I’m starting to get there.”
This win sends Selbst over $2 million in career WSOP earnings and over $10.5 million worldwide.
Selbst was one of the leaders throughout this $25,000 Mix-Max tournament, a format that sees play become more and more short-handed as the event progresses.
Selbst returned on Day 3 to defeat Al Decarolis, setting up the final heads-up match against outspoken poker pro Jason Mo.
Jason Mo Plays Villain to Fan Favorite Selbst
During the playdown to the finals Mo took to Twitter to talk smack about Selbst and it's not the first time he's ruffled a few feathers with his brash behavior.
lol Vanessa is so bad, poor fees— shady mccoy (@klink10k) May 29, 2014
Mo was referring to his friend Ryan Fee whom Selbst had busted in seventh place.
“It wasn’t a little smack talking, he’s a little bit notorious for running his mouth,” Selbst said of Mo.
“He also played the Ladies Event two years ago and he’s just done some things that make him unlikable.”
With her wife and friends in attendance, Selbst battled from behind for most of the match but won two big pots to move ahead and ultimately defeat Mo.
This was Jason Mo's second runner-up finish at the WSOP having lost heads-up to Brian Hastings in the $10k Heads-Up event in 2012.
Redemption for Close Calls at PCA
The victory continues a huge 2014 for Selbst. She took home more than $1.3 million by finishing third in the $25k and $100k High Roller events at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure.
“It’s been an amazing year. Obviously with my PCA and High Rollers I wasn’t able to close out either one and honestly I was a little disappointed in how I played short-handed,” Selbst admitted.
“To come here and play in an almost completely short-handed format, and have some redemption, just feels really spectacular.”
Next on the bucket list for Selbst?
“Winning the World Series Main Event obviously, but I’d also love to win an EPT.” Selbst finished up, “In terms of poker, those are the next two things I’m looking to achieve.”