Vanessa Selbst Secures Revenge Over Mo To Claim 3rd WSOP Title

Vanessa Selbst Secures Revenge Over Mo To Claim 3rd WSOP TitlePoker prodigy Vanessa Selbst has once more written herself into poker’s record books after capturing a third WSOP bracelet, in so doing becoming the first woman ever to win three open events. Furthermore, having won the $25,000 Mixed Max Event for $871,148, Selbst has now pushed her career earnings to $10,548,896, taking her to 21st place overall on poker ‘All Time Money List’ with 2nd placed Kathy Liebert a long way back on $5,915,172 in winnings.
Following her remarkable triumph over the 131 player field, and Jason Mo heads-up, Vanessa Selbst, commented: “There’s no feeling like having your first gold bracelet. But there’s no feeling like having your third, either. They’re all pretty incredible.”
Selbst’s latest victory, however, will taste sweeter than most especially as there was some past history between the two players after Selbst earlier eliminated one of Mo’s friends from the $25,000 Mixed Max Event, after which Mo tweeted “lol Vanessa is so bad.” Interestingly, Jason Mo had the chance to get satisfaction for his fallen pal having at one stage surged to a 5 to 1 chip advantage over Selbst during the heads-up phase of the tournament, but despite being chronically short-stacked Vanessa Selbst was able to fight back to secure her triumph.
Naturally, Vanessa Selbst was more than a little delighted to vanquish her detractor in such a dramatic fashion, as reflected in her after match comment: “He’s a little bit notorious for running his mouth, and he also played the Ladies’ Event two years ago. He’s just done some things that make him a little bit dislikeable. I would be lying if I said it didn’t make the victory a little bit sweeter.”
Aside from Jason Mo, Selbst also had to power her way through a tough field of fellow pros in order to secure her 3rd career WSOP bracelet, with notable players cashing along the way including Noah Schwartz in 16th ($54,945), Calvin Anderson in 14th ($63,158), Nick Schulman in 13th ($63,158), Richard ‘Nutsinho’ Lyndaker in 11th ($72,617), Darren Elias in 9th ($85,342), Aaron Jones in 8th ($112,752), Matt Giannetti in 5th ($171,461) and JC Tran in 4th ($290,622).
Responding to a question about her achievements in terms of the women’s game, the 29 year-old pro from New York, replied: “I understand why people want to talk about women and the achievements of women in history that way. Obviously, I would like to be considered in a conversation for the best poker player, not just the best female poker player. I think I’m starting to get there and people are starting to recognize that.”

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