Vanessa Selbst Captures $1m Super High Roller Celebrity Shootout Prize

Vanessa Selbst Captures $1m Super High Roller Celebrity Shootout PrizeThis year saw the launch of Poker Central, a brand new poker channel dedicated to broadcasting poker shows 24/7 for a global audience. One of the special features of the channel is its Super High Roller poker series, and clearing up at its inaugural debut was none other than 3-times WSOP bracelet winner Vanessa Selbst for a cool $1 million payday.
The Super High Roller Celebrity Shootout was split into two player pools and in the first half of the competition American actor and comedian Kevin Pollak progressed through to the heads-up final after defeating Hank Azaria, Don Cheadle, Norm McDonald and Brad Garrett.
Likewise, Vanessa Selbst took care of Doyle Brunson, Daniel Negreanu, Phil Hellmuth and Antonio Esfandiari to book her place in the “winner takes all” final against Pollack. Commenting on the televised game, James Guill from wrote:
“Selbst was making moves and playing a range of hands that you would expect from someone playing the first leg of a “winner takes all” type of tournament. The other pros didn’t appear to adjust their style for this type of format and had a hard time combating Selbst style.”
It would seem Kevin Pollak, too, found Vanessa Selbst to hard to handle and the best-of-three final match was quickly decided after she won two consecutive rounds to secure a third career seven figures score. She now boast $11,640,642 in tournament winnings, placing her 19th on poker’s ‘All Time Money List’.
The next installment from the series poker fans can now look forward to is the $500,000 buy-in Super High Roller Bowl, where a $7 million prize awaits the eventual winner. Among those players who have already signed up for the 43-player tournament is Jason Mercier, Daniel Negreanu, Scott Seiver, Erik Seidel, Ole Schemion, and Dan Smith.

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