Born in Brooklyn in 1984, Vanessa Selbst is one of the foremost
female professional poker players, having already won two WSOP
Bracelets and finished in the money several times in both World
Poker Tour and European Poker Tour events.
V. Selbst is a student of the Yale Law School and plans to move
into a career in the field of Civil Rights Law. She transferred to
Yale from MIT (Massachussets Institute of Technology) where she
took part in both intercollegiate Rugby and Tennis. During her time
at Yale, Vanessa Selbst was head of the Queer-Straight
Selbst is a member of Team Poker Stars pro where she plays under
the name 'V. Selbst. On top of her impressive performance as a
player, she is also a coach and executive producer for the
DeucesCracked site where she has contributed several videos and
coached over 70 students.
Interesting Fact: When Vanessa Selbst won $2,500 10-Game Mix
6-Handed event #52 at the 2012 WSOP, she became only the the second
woman (the first being Jennifer Harman) to win a World Series of
Poker bracelet in two open events.