Vanessa Selbst Enjoying Yet Another Annus Mirabilis

Vanessa Selbst Enjoying Yet Another Annus MirabilisJewish-American poker player Vanessa Selbst is one of the most talented pros ever to play the game as a quick glance at her poker results will confirm. Not only is the 29-year-old the top-earning female tournament player of all time, with $7,891,022 in prize money to her name, but the 2-times WSOP bracelet winner is also ranked 37th on Poker’s ‘All Time Money List.’
Incredibly, Selbst only cashed in at her first live tournament back in 2006 and every year since has recorded six-figure earnings, the biggest of which came in 2010 for $2,865,830. Nevertheless, 2013 is fast becoming yet another ‘Annus Mirabilis’ for the Yale Law School student, with an impressive $2,311,407 notched-up for the year so far.
Vanessa’s latest score came just a couple of weeks ago, when she narrowly missed out on winning the WPT $3,300 Borgata Poker Open Main in Atlantic City, eventually finishing the runner-up for a healthy $492,569 payday.
In addition to her considerable earnings this year, Vanessa Selbst’s 2013 has also been brightened up by her marriage to Miranda, whom she first met in December, 2009, during her second year of law school at Yale.
The two are often seen travelling together to poker tournaments, and having Miranda there to share her memories with no doubt helps Vanessa to stay grounded while out working her unconventional job. Staying in good health is also of paramount importance to Selbst, and as she explains:
“I try to keep life as normal as possible when on the road. That means I’ll often opt to rent an apartment in a city rather than staying in a hotel, and I try and find a way to work in some form of exercise while on the road. There’s a danger in treating every poker trip like a vacation and veering too far from a healthy routine, but that’s not good for me or my game.”
We wish Vanessa and Miranda a lifetime of happiness, and continued success for the future.

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