Vanessa Selbst

Vanessa Selbst is a professional poker player and a member of Team Pokerstars Pro, where she plays under the username “V. Selbst.”

Personal Life

Vanessa Selbst was born in Brooklyn, New York. She graduated from Yale University and is currently a student at Yale Law School, with the intention of pursuing a career in the field of civil rights law. She is also a coach and executive producer at an online poker training site “Deuces Cracked”. She has also made dozens of instructional videos in various disciplines of poker and even coached over 70 students, and currently focuses on live tournament coaching.


Vanessa Selbst has made five final tables at the World Series of Poker, and has won WSOP bracelet in 2008 in a $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha event. Selbst was at the peak of her career in 2010, when she won the North American Poker Tour stop at Mohegan Sun for $750,000, she also finished 4th at the EPT London High Roller Event for over $200,000, and won the Partouche Poker Tour main event in Cannes for over $1.8M. She once again came in the limelight in 2011, finishing in the quarterfinals of the “NBC Heads Up Championship” for $75,000, third at the WPT Five Diamond for $338k, and pulling off an unbelievable back-to-back victory at the NAPT Mohegan Sun. Thus far in 2012, Selbst has already captured one title: a victory in a $5K buy-in event at the Los Angeles Poker Classic, good for just over $140k. As of 2011, her total live tournament winnings exceed $3,500,000. Her seven cashes in the WSOP account for $633,448 of those winnings and she is in 2nd place on the women’s all time earnings list.

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