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2014 WSOP Predictions Revisited

16 July 2014 , By: compncards
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The 2014 World Series of Poker is now concluded until November and this year's series has proven the most successful in history. Back in mid-May, I made my annual WSOP prediction and once again, I cranked out more wins than losses, but just barely. Ivey and Hellmuth Win Bracelets - Daniel Blanks -- Result: 2/3 Credit Selbst Wins Women Make an Impact - Result: Half Credit At Least Two Qualifiers from WSOP. com Make the November Nine --Result: Fail Mixed Game Tournament Set Records - Result: Epic Win Main Event Field = 7,063 - Result - Half Credit.
Categories: 2014 World Series of Poker, 2014 WSOP, 2014 WSOP Main Event, Daniel Negreanu, Phil Hellmuth, Phil Ivey, Vanessa Selbst

Vanessa Selbst - From "Blowup" to Blowing Up the Poker World

31 May 2014 , By: compncards
Vanessa Selbst has just won her third career WSOP bracelet. It also makes her the only woman in history with three open-field bracelets. It is hard to believe that Vanessa's first WSOP final table was in 2006. Here is a video of her talking about that final table and what ended up being her bustout hand.
Categories: 2014 World Series of Poker, 2014 WSOP, Vanessa Selbst, World Series of Poker

Selbst Highlights List of New ONE DROP Participants

12 May 2014 , By: compncards
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News on the Big One for ONE DROP came out earlier and ten players have been added to the field. This brings the total field to 33 runners and only 23 seats remain. Here are some quick thoughts on the list of new participants. Vanessa Selbst - Vanessa agreeing to sign-up for the event is epic.
Categories: 2014 WSOP, Big One for ONE DROP, Jean-Robert Bellande, Niklas Heinecker, ONE DROP, Vanessa Selbst

Vanessa Selbst Gives Mohegan Sun Field the Shak - Wins Title For Second Straight Year

14 April 2011 , By: compncards
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Last year, Vanessa Selbst took down the NAPT Main Event at Mohegan Sun for $750,000. This kicked off a strong 2010 that resulted in $2. 6 million in winnings and Selbst climbing to fourth on the Women's All-Time Money list. Enter the 2011 NAPT Mohegan Sun final table and a sign by a fan conveyed the mood: "Every year, the same damned thing.
Categories: Annette Obrestad, Annie Duke, Dan Shak, Kathy Liebert, Mohegan Sun, Mohegan Sun NAPT, NAPT, North American Poker Tour, Vanessa Selbst, Womens All-Time Money List

My NBC National Heads-Up Championship Predictions

4 March 2011 , By: compncards
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The NBC National Heads-Up Poker Championship kicks off today at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Normally, I don't go too deep in covering this type of event other than giving whom I think will win. This year is different since I actually have some money riding on this thing. I'm currently part of the little bracket contest that @kevmath is holding for the event.
Categories: Doyle Brunson, Emmitt Smith, Heads-up poker, Jason Mercier, NBC National Heads-Up Championship, Phil Ivey, Vanessa Selbst

Top 10 Moments in Poker for 2010 - Part 2

28 December 2010 , By: compncards
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In yesterday's blog, I started counting down my list of the Top 10 Poker Moments of 2010 by giving you #10 through #6.   Today, I will give you the my top five moments. *#5 - Phil Ivey Wins 8th Bracelet* * ** * Many of you would figure that Ivey's 8th bracelet win would be the #1 moment in poker for me this year, but I expect him to win every year, so this was not a surprise.   However, the way he came back against Bill Chen was definitely news worthy.
Categories: 2010 November Nine, 2010 World Series of Poker, 2010 WSOP, Gus Hansen, Michael Mizrachi, November Nine, Phil Ivey, Vanessa Selbst

WSOP Main Event Day 5 Update - Ladies, Johnny, and The Brothers

14 July 2010 , By: compncards
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Only 7. 8% of the original 7,319 players that started the Main Event this year have survived the first four days of play - 574 for those of you that care to not do the math. Jack Effel has estimated that we will lose at least half of that today and have around 275 players left after the four levels have been finished. We will be here all day to gather up the stories of the day.
Categories: 2010 WSOP, 2010 WSOP Main Event, Breeze Zuckerman, Danny Mizrachi, Eric Mizrachi, Johnny Chan, Michael Mizrachi, Phil Galfond, PokerStars, Robert Mizrachi, Vanessa Selbst, WSOP Main Event

WSOP Main Event Day 3 Evening Update – Cada Bust, Year of the Woman?, and Girls of the Rail

13 July 2010 , By: compncards
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Day 3 is in the books with little over 1,200 players surviving to come back tomorrow afternoon for Day 4, that still is not enough for them to all be in one room, but they should get there sometime in the first few levels. *No Returning Champs* Shortly before dinner 2010 Main Event Champion Joe Cada was eliminated from this year's Main Event. Not since Johnny Chan won back to back years in '87 and '88 have we seen a repeat champion. Speaking of Johnny Chan, he ended the night with approximately 630k.
Categories: 2010 WSOP Main Event, Joe Cade, Lauren Kling, Vanessa Selbst, WSOP, WSOP 2010, WSOP Main Event

WSOP Day 34 Second Update - World Series of Assholes

4 1 July 2010 , By: compncards
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Day 34 at the 2010 WSOP is moving right along with final tables in both the $1,000 NL, the $1,500 NL, and the $5,000 PLO.   Robert Mizrachi is in the PLO.   Otherwise, there aren't a lot of big names in the other final tables.  The high profile event of the day is the $25,000 Six-Handed NL Event.
Categories: 2010 WSOP, David Williams, Shannon Elizabeth, Vanessa Selbst, WSOP 2010

Vanessa Selbst Licks the Competition

3 12 April 2010 , By: compncards
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In case any of you happen to miss it, Vanessa Selbst won the NAPT Main Event at the Mohegan Sun over the weekend. Yes, you read that correct. A woman won a major open tournament. She took down the event and $750,000.
Categories: NAPT, Vanessa Selbst