Vanessa Selbst Wins PCA $25k Highroller to become Highest Earning Woman in Poker

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Vanessa Selbst has had many victories to her credit since making her first major tournament cash in 2006 including two World Series of Poker bracelets, two NAPT main events, and a $1.8 million win at the Partouche Poker Tour main event. Since then, Vanessa continues to be a force to be reckoned with at many major tournaments around the world.

The 28-year old from Brooklyn, New York has just won the 2013 PCA $25k Highroller event #30 and added $1,424,420 to her lifetime career live poker tournament winnings which now sit over the $7 million mark. This win has made her the highest earning woman in poker by putting her ahead of Kathy Liebert with more than $6 million to her name.

Vanessa beat out a field of 199 entries including re-entries that made a prize pool just shy of $5 million.

Notable Canadians that placed in the $25k highroller include Mike Watson Eliminated in 3rd Place ($462,320) and Shawn Buchanan (11th – $89,960).

At the PCA Main Event, Dimitar Danchev of Bulgaria won the title and $1,859,000. Three Canadians finished in the final table  Jonathan Roy (4th – $560,000), Owen Crowe (5th – $435,000), and Yann Dion (7th – $230,000). Some other notable cashes by Canadian players came in Event #35 $1,100 buy-in NLHE six-handed where Evan Parkes (2nd– $25,550),  Jed Derkaoui (5th – $7,760), Richard Wagner (8th – $3,580) all made it in the money. Canadian David Bernstein won PCA Side Event #38 a $300 buy-in NLHE for $5,780. In the same event, fellow Canadian poker players  also made some cashes including Lawrence O’Brien (5th – $1,160), and  Barbara Cooper (8th – $660)

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