Vanessa Selbst won the 2013 Pokerstars Caribbean Adventure $25,000 High Roller Event to become the winningest female player in tournament poker history.
Selbst outlasted the star-studded field to take home $1,424,420 – the second biggest score of her poker career.
Selbst was delighted to have defeated such a stacked final table and claim the tournament.
“It feels really, really great to win a High Roller event,” Selbst said.
“This was probably the toughest final table that I have ever played at so to be able to come out on top is a really special and amazing feeling.”
Selbst said she was extremely proud to become the highest earning female player in live tournament poker history and hoped that she was a role-model for female poker players from around the world.
“Hopefully this shows that women are succeeding at this,” Selbst said.
“There are plenty of women that are succeeding at this the same rate that men are.
“I didn’t start that long ago, I am still pretty young and there is still plenty of room for women to get involved in this game, get really good at it and beat all the guys I guess.”
Selbst recently got engaged and said a portion of her winnings will definitely be going to her wedding budget.
“It’s funny because I was deep in the Pot Limit Omaha tournament here and it was $120,000 for first so I joked that if I made the final table we would gamble on the wedding budget,” Selbst said.
“If I won it would be $120,00 but if I came 8th it would be $13,00 but she didn’t really like that idea.
“Then I made the final of this tournament and she wanted to make the gamble again but I’m not sure that I can afford a $1.8 Million wedding.”
Selbst is expected to join many other leading professional poker players at the 2013 Aussie Millions.
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