Tuesday, 15 January 2013
Vanessa Selbst has grabbed herself a place in the record books after taking down yesterday’s $25,000 PCA High Roller event .
The star-studded event attracted 204 of the world’s best players, but when it came down to the final action it was Selbst who proved the strongest player on the day. Starting the finale third in chips, Vanessa was the recipient of good fortune on a few occasions but ultimately stormed to the top with relative ease. By far the biggest threat to Selbst (and vice versa) was Shaun Deeb. The online legend is yet to win a major live tournament but at the start of the day it looked as though he was in prime position. However, after getting involved with A-10 against Vanessa’s A-K, Deeb found himself on the rail in fifth place. With one of her biggest rivals gone it was plain sailing for Vanessa as she continued to accumulate chips until only Vladimir Troyanovskiy. Although the Russian put up a spirited fight the chips always looked as though they were heading Selbst’s way. Indeed, with a final push with A-Q Selbst caught the ace she needed on the river to eliminate her opponent and take home $1,424,420. “It feels really, really great to win a High Roller," said Selbst. "It was the toughest final table I have ever played at, so to be able to come out on top is just a really special amazing feeling. It’s a huge accomplishment. It shows that plenty of women are succeeding at the same rate as men are. There is plenty of room for women to get involved in this game, and to get really good at it and to beat all the guys”The win now puts her overall tally to $7,004,036, making her the biggest winning female player of all-time. $25,000 High Roller Final Result1 Vanessa Selbst $1,424,4202 Vladimir Troyanovskiy $792,1803 Mike Watson $462,3204 Ole Schemion $354,8605 Shaun Deeb $289,8806 Bryn Kenney $229,9007 Tobias Reinkemeier $174,9408 Micah Raskin $129,940Image courtesy of Neil Stoddart at PokerStars.Qualify for future European Poker Tour events at PokerStars with a 100% first deposit bonus of up to $500. Sign up here.
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