Vanessa Selbst Wins 2nd WSOP Bracelet

Vanessa Selbst Wins 2nd WSOP BraceletVanessa Selbst has won a second career WSOP bracelet after taking down Event #52: $2,500 10 Game Six Handed for $244,259. In so doing, the Yale Law School student has won the first gold bracelet by a woman in an open buy-in WSOP tournament since she won the $1,500 PLO event back in 2008.
In addition, the 27 year old now joins a group of just six women to hold multiple WSOP bracelets, although Selbst and Jennifer Harman are the only ones to win their two in open WSOP events. Following her remarkable achievement, Vanessa Selbst commented:
“I feel really honored to be a part of that group of women that have won multiple bracelets, and obviously those are some of the best women that have ever played the game and I’m just really happy to be a part of that group.”
On the way to her recent WSOP victory, Vanessa Selbst had to overcome a field of 421 players over three days before reaching the six seated final table with a dominating chip lead. From there, Selbst eliminated Mike Gorodinsky in 6th ($30,169), Thomas Chambers in 5th ($43,099) and Chris Bjorin in 4th ($64,649), before Michael Saltzburg dispatched Tommy Hang in 3rd ($97,884) to usher in heads-up play between himself and Vanessa Selbst.
Holding a 2.641m to 516k chip advantage, Selbst then made short work of Saltzburg after the dinner break, while all along her vocal supporters cheered her on from the rail. Commenting after the contest, Vanessa Selbst said:
“In the beginning I was getting pretty fortunate to win a bunch of big pots and scoop a couple of big ones in Stud Hi-Lo. Once I got the big stack and the other stacks were shorter, in the blind games I could open up a little bit more, like No Limit, Limit, PLO and stuff like that, because they had to worry about the pay jumps..in the beginning it was just sort of playing my cards and after that..honestly I ran so good that, once I had the chips it was kind of easy.”
The final table payouts were as follows:
1. Vanessa Selbst – $244,259
2. Michael Saltzburg – $150,840
3. Tommy Hang – $97,884
4. Chris Bjorin    – $64,649
5. Thomas Chambers – $43,099
6. Mike Gorodinsky – $30,169

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