Vanessa Selbst And Melanie Weisner Score Weekend Victories

Vanessa Selbst And Melanie Weisner Score Weekend VictoriesVanessa Selbst and Melanie Weisner have shown once again why they are considered two of the most talented female players in the game today, after scoring two separate tournament wins at the weekend.
First, Vanessa Selbst was playing the $ 5k NL Festa Al Lago in Las Vegas, when she made it through to an incredibly tough final table which included such players as Justin Young, Daniel Negreanu, Andrew “LuckyChewy” Lichtenberger, Chris Björin, Dan Shak and Cliff “JohnnyBax” Josephy.
Nevertheless, good fortune always goes hand in hand with tournament success and Selbst’s moment came with five players remaining. As Negreanu explained via twitter: “5 handed now @VanessaSelbst has big lead. Bjorin raised AA she 3bet QQ I 4bet 99 Bjorin 5bet she moved in I folded. River Queen for the Queen.”
After that hand, Selbst had around half the chips in play and was then able to ride her big stack to victory, to claim the $90,693 first place prize. The 28 year-old Las Vegas pro can now boast $5,579,616 in live tournament winnings, to go with her 2 WSOP bracelets.
At the same time, 10,164 miles away in South Africa, Melanie Weisner was enjoying her own success after entering the $1k NL Six Handed event at the WPT Emperors Palace Poker Classic, and emerging top of the 133 player field to book a $41,289 score. Melanie’s victory in Johannesburg represented her first live tournament win, whilst propelling her career earnings to $550,901. The player known as “Callisto 5” also has a further $594,645 in winnings online.
Despite being continents apart, the two ladies were quick to recognize each others achievements with Melanie Weisner tweeting:
“Although @VanessaSelbst would have to steal my thunder with a win at the same moment. Congrats V ;)”
Likewise, Vanessa Selbst tweeted: “Very happy for @melanieweisner for shipping her first live tourney win. A great day for women in poker!”

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