Wassup '08: Vanessa Selbst Crushes The Omaha Event
June 13, 2021
Despite the current massive influx of women entering the Poker World, there are still precious few that have won World Series Of Poker bracelets in open events - it appears that Vanessa Selbst may be leading the charge to change that.

Selbst took down the $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha event at this year's World Series Of Poker, and dominated while doing so, ending each day with the chip lead and starting the final table with almost 50% of the chips in play. With the win, Selbst won her first WSOP bracelet along with $227,933 in cash.

Selbst seemed unstoppable throughout the entire three day event, until the final table which saw her fall to third in chips at one point only to battle back and take down the bracelet. This final table had a truly eclectic mix of characters including PokerRoad's own Eugene Todd Bro, who somehow managed to come in fifth for $59,053, despite never playing an Omaha tournament before in his life. Jamie Pickering, who happily drank throughout the entire night, managed to get heads-up with Selbst and grab the chip lead (although breifly). Not only did Pickering seem fairly unfazed by the importance of winning a WSOP title, at times he seemed downright crazy, deciding to play numerous hands during the heads-up portion completely blind. This "unorthodox" strategy actually seemed to work for awhile, perhaps confusing the highly experienced Selbst. Eventually, Pickering's antics were no match for Selbst, who seemed predestined to win this title even from the very first day of play.

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