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The World Series of Poker Circuit stop in Hammond, which is just outside Chicago, drew hordes of players this past week including Team PokerStars Pros Chad Brown and Victor Ramdin, though the duo found contrasting success.
“Bad start to my trip to Chicago WSOP Hammond tourney. My flight got delayed I expect to start running better once I start playing,” Ramdin tweeted on his way to the event, but things didn’t get any better for him once he arrived. “Punt my chips off yesterday 1b of WSOP Main Hammond. Taking another shot today with a re-entry and a 9 (bb) starting stak #timetorunitup” Unfortunately, Ramdin was unable to “run it up” on Day 2 and made an early exit.
On the other hand, Chad Brown found quite a bit of success in Event #9: $ 365 Limit Omaha Eight or Better. “Made day2 in the Omaha hi lo. 11 left and I’m one the chip leaders. Back at 2pm tomorrow,” Brown tweeted on Friday, October 19. The following day, he continued to roll and soon found himself at the final table and in contention for the WSOP Circuit ring. “We are now at the final table of the Omaha Hilo event. After this I will enter the WSOPC main event. I’m 2nd in chips.”
Brown used his big stack to make it all the way to heads-up play, which he began with a chip lead over Nick Jivkov, who you may recall won a bracelet this past summer in the 43rd Annual WSOP Event #5 $ 1,500 Pot-Limit Hold’em for $ 189,818. Interestingly, that final table included Team PokerStars Pro Daniel Negreanu, who was felled in fifth place for $ 41,683.
Brown was primed to notch his first-ever WSOP win, but Jivkov had other plans. The latter managed to catch some cards and complete the come-from-behind victory. “Finished in 2nd place. Last 2 hands lost to runner runner. But was very happy with my play. I will play main event tomorrow,” Brown tweeted after the event.
Speaking of Negreanu, he was busy with a poker tournament of his own in Las Vegas. “Decided to jump into the $ 5k tourney @BellagioPoker and have a last longer bet with @phil_hellmuth I’m 3 hours late, he is nowhere in sight!” Negreanu said on Twitter. “Amazing! Only @phil_hellmuth can have 16 blinds, lose 8 straight hands and still have 2 blinds left! Limp fold for the win! Last Longer win!” he added a bit later. Lucky for him, Hellmuth eventually fell and he won the bet.
Refreshingly, Negreanu seemed to be enjoying himself: “Blinds 200-400 guy JUST sits down with fresh 20k and misclicks 10,100. I go for it in BB with KQ and bust his 99 on the river. Poker is fun!” Eventually Negreanu went on to make the final table: “Tough Final table in the $ 5k Bellagio. @VanessaSelbst @luckychewy@JohnnyBaxPoker @daniel_shak Chris Bjorin & Justin Young. Poker is FUN!”
What’s more, he did decide to take a more proactive stance on the hotly-debated poker “shot-clock” issue: “I’m going to take the poker shot clock issue into my own hands and call it after 2 minutes. I’m calling the clock on everyone! No exceptions.”
Negreanu ended up taking third in the aforementioned event, while Team PokerStars Pro Vanessa Selbst added another victory to her laundry list of titles. “Won it,” Selbst tweeted. “Thanks everyone for the congrats. To all asking, 90k for first. Feel very fortunate, ran great to beat a rly tough final table.”
Vanessa Selbst says it best, so I will let her fill you in. The incredibly talented Team PokerStars Pro calls it “the best women’s event of the year by far.” But that’s only part of what she had to say about the PokerStars Women Live event coming up January 12-13 in the Bahamas. “It’s a great opportunity to get some live poker experience with a structure that’s much better than the structure at the WSOP. And the Atlantis is a great resort, so you can come with your family and they will have a nice vacation while you play the event.” That’s not enough to convince you? How about these final words of advice from Vanessa? “If you’re thinking about playing any women’s tournament for the first time, this would be the one to play.”
So let’s sort it out. It’s the best women’s poker event of the year, held at one of the world’s premier resorts. It’s a chance to play with pros like Vanessa Selbst, Liv Boeree, Vicky Coren, and other PokerStars Team Pros. It’s white sandy beaches, fabulous restaurants and shopping, waterslides, and more poker (and poker pros) than you can shake a stick at. It’s a chance to play and learn poker in an exclusively female tournament where you will catch up with old friends and make new ones. In short, it’s the best tournament for women available, in the best location, and you can even win your seat for free. Did you hear that last part right? Yes, you did.
Satellites start Monday, October 22 awarding at least one $ 3,250 prize package every week. The package includes your buy-in for the tournament, hotel
accommodations for three nights at the Atlantis, and money for expenses. Low buy-in and free qualifiers run daily with $ 215 Weekly Final tickets awarded. The Final is held on Sunday at 14:00 ET with at least one package guaranteed.
So now is the time to start planning that trip for January and scoring a package that will definitely give you something to look forward to in gloomy November and December. For all the details, see the dedicated PokerStars Women Live page. And for details about the entire PCA festival, see the PCA page. . To register for the satellites, go to the PokerStars lobby and click Events/PCA. See you in the Bahamas!
Vanessa Selbst is currently the best female poker player in the world. She is ranked in 8th place on the Global Poker Index (GPI) (after having held the 5th place spot last week). She won a WSOP bracelet this year at Event 52: $ 2,500 10-Game Mix – Six-Handed for a prize of $ 244,259 (the second bracelet of her career). And she is one of 97 players remaining in Event 61: $ 10,000 No-Limit Hold’em Main Event.
At the conclusion of Day 5 of the Main Event, only 97 players remain from a starting field of 6,598 entries. 669 players finish in the money and many big name professionals have already been eliminated from the action including Daniel Negreanu (160th place, $ 52,718 prize); John Juanda (237th place, $ 38,453); Maria Ho (322nd place, $ 32,871); Johnny Chan (353rd place, $ 32,871); Antonio Esfandiari (501st place, $ 24,808); Huck Seed (527th place, $ 21,707); Marvin Rettenmaier (648th place, $ 19,227); and Jason Mercier (659th place, $ 19,227).
The remaining players are led by Kyle Keranen with 6,935,000 chips. Vanessa Selbst is in 59th place with a stack of 1,350,000, but anything could happen when action resumes on Day 6 and players go all out (and all-in) to win the Main Event’s $ 8,527,982 first prize.
Vanessa Selbst won her first bracelet at the 2008 World Series of Poker, when she finished in first place in Event 19 – $ 1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha for a prize of $ 227,965.
Vanessa, from Brooklyn, New York, already has four cashes in this year’s series. According to the Hendon Mob poker database, she has a career total of $ 5,375,182 in winnings. Her best year was 2010, when she took first place in the Partouche Poker Tour Main Event for a prize of €1,300,000 ($ 1,823,430).
On Day 5 play, Vanessa had a stack of 3,000,000 chips going into the final break. But as she tweeted, “Missed every flop that level. Hero called an old dude and was wrong lol. Ended up with 1,650,000 just below avg heading to day 6.”
Her total dropped a little bit more by night’s end, however, she can still turn it all around on Day 6 of the 2012 World Series of Poker Main Event.
Tonight, Team PokerStars Pro Vanessa Selbst has done what no other woman has achieved since 2008. She won a World Series of Poker gold bracelet. Not since the summer of 2008 has a woman claimed a bracelet in an open-field WSOP event. In fact, the last female player to do it was…Vanessa Selbst.
A little after 11pm Vegas time, Selbst’s rumble over the $ 2,500 10-game field rolled to a stop. Behind the Team PokerStars Pro lay some 420 opponents in her tracks. There was nary a blink in time that Selbst wasn’t dominating the field. By the time the tournament reached the final table, it seemed as if everyone was competing for second place. Putting the gold bracelet on Selbst’s wrist was a formality that had to wait just a few hours.
Four years ago, Selbst won her first gold bracelet in a $ 1,500 PLO event. It was worth a little more than $ 227,000. Tonight, Selbst’s second gold came with a $ 244,259 payday. She is the first member of Team PokerStars Pro to win a bracelet so far this year. The cash also moves her to the number one spot on the Team Pro earnings list for the Series. She’s banked $ 446,605 in these cashes:
- Event #2, $ 1,500 NHLE, 4/2,101– $ 161,345
- Event #12, $ 10,000 NHLE HU, 9/152 — $ 20,674
- Event #46, $ 2,500 NLHE, 24/1,607– $ 20,327
- Event #52, $ 2,500 10-Game, 1/421 — $ 244,259
- In just the last six years, Selbst has won more than $ 5 million in live poker tournaments alone. Tonight’s win will move her into the top 60 winningest poker tournament players in history.
Congratulations to Team PokerStars Pro Vanessa Selbst on her second WSOP bracelet.
When I flicked the switch in my brain from SCOOP to WSOP, I knew it would be jarring. It’s like that moment you step from indoor lighting to the summer sunlight. It’s probably no brighter. It’s simply different. In this case, I walked out of a room that I had shared with Shaun Deeb for a couple of weeks and walked onto a patio where Team PokerStars Pro Vanessa Selbst was sitting there with a cocktail and a look on her face like, “What took you so long?”
Vanessa Selbst does not work for a casino. She works at casinos. That meant she was ineligible to play in Event #1 of the 2012 World Series of Poker, a Casino Employees-only tournament. Hence, Selbst had to wait a full day to start treating the WSOP like her own personal playground. That was almost too much time. If it had taken any longer, I suspect Selbst would’ve gotten a croupier job at Ellis Island just to be eligible. Instead, she’s just 14 people away from her second gold bracelet.
In a few hours, Selbst will arrive at the Rio and sit down as one of the final 15 players in Event #2, the first $ 1,500 No-Limit Hold’em event of the summer. She currently sits in fifth place out of the remaining runners
Here’s how she stacks up against the field in the hunt for the first open event bracelet of the summer season.
WSOP Event #2 Day 3 players
1. Jacob Bazeley — 1,291,000
2. Ryan Schmidt — 1,193,000
3. Abdyl Konjuhi — 754,000
4. JP Kelly — 721,000
5. Vanessa Selbst — 706,000
6. Joseph Cino — 703,000
7. Kenneth Strickland — 685,000
8. Kwinsee Khoa Tran — 592,000
9. Brent Hanks — 578,000
10. Neil Willerson — 479,000
11. Kennii Nguyen — 411,000
12. Richard Park — 379,000
13. Andrew Badecker — 349,000
14. Todd Keikoan — 265,000
15. Michael Kaufman — 243,000
The WSOP is familiar territory for the young woman. Over the past few years, she’s put up eleven Series cashes worth $ 671,391. Included in those winnings are a gold bracelet from her 2008 $ 1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha title.
Tonight, Selbst will be up against some tough competition, including two-time WSOP bracelet-winner JP Kelly. But, as Selbst has proven in the past, it doesn’t really matter who stands in her way. If she’s going to get there, she’ll step on, climb over, or barrel through anyone to do it.
What’s more, as Nolan Dalla pointed out in his Daily Shuffle, “Should Selbst go on to win, she would break the dubious streak of no-female winners in open events over the past four years. In fact, she was the last female to win a gold bracelet.”
Play resumes at 1pm Vegas time.
Patrik Antonius joins Tony G, Schwartz, Selbst, Trickett and Frankenberger in line-up for WPT Special Event
Patrik Antonius joins Tony G, Luke Schwartz, Vanessa Selbst, Sam Trickett and Andrew Frankenberger in a star studded line-up for the upcoming WPT Special Event.
The next Premier League Poker Series will be heading to the fantastic Montesino in Vienna. And the good news is that you too have the chance to win a seat to this exclusive tournament which will feature a staggering $ 125,000 buy in and all via your favorite poker site, that’s right Party Poker of course.
Right now on Party Poker we have Weekly satellites, daily qualifiers and even freerolls for the televised play-off into the fantastic WPT Special Event.
Heavy Weight Packages!
These packages are just huge in size, weighing in at $ 13,000! This breaks down as follows a $ 10,450 seat, four nights’ luxury hotel accommodation in Vienna and some nice walking around cash of $ 1,350 in total.
The dates are the 1st till the 3rd of April for the PartyPoker.com Premier League Poker play-offs where 12 pro’s to include the likes of Patrik Antonius fresh from his cash crushing antics at the Aussie Millions, our favorite Tony G, Luke “FullFlush” Schwartz, WSOP bracelet holder Vanessa Selbst, Sam Trickett and the one and only Andy Frankenberger will battle it out against 12 of our finest PartyPoker.com online qualifiers for the coveted $ 125,000 seats. Two players from the play-offs will secure the chance in a lifetime opportunity to take a seat in the $ 125,000 Main Event.
Let the Battle Begin!
Two groups of eight players will play four league matches in the main event where the famous $ 2000 point system will be back in play. From this the top three will head to the final table. Where we’ll see the remaining fourth and fifth places left to battle it out in a best of three heads up matches for that final spot in the eight handed finale.
What makes this event so special is the added $ 200,000 for the final table, where the winner will be awarded a $ 25,500 seat at the 2012 WPT World Championship, running 19th to 26th May at Bellagio in Las Vegas. And of course Team PartyPoker.com pro Kara Scott will present the coverage, let’s hear what she’s got to say:
It keeps getting better and better with the WPT!
After all the excitement of the Premier League V comes the €3,200+€300 WPT Vienna Main Event, which again is presented by PartyPoker.com The dates for your poker calendar are the 10th to the 15th of April.
And slap right in middle of all that action from the 11th to the 13th of April we’ll see the Montesino host the PartyPoker.com Big Game VI. It’s not called Big Game without reason folks as it will run for a straight 48hours! So make sure you qualify for WPT Vienna Main Event with Party Poker today!
The final day of the 2011 PokerStars North American Poker Tour $ 5,000 Main Event held at Wednesday night in Uncasville, Connecticut was amazing especially when things came down to the final table. However it was the PokerStars pro Vanessa Selbst who was able to successfully and I must say quite easily defend her 2010 NAPT Mohegan Sun Title and be crowned the victor once again. She has become the first player in the history of the game to win two tournaments back to back. Selbst was seen smiling when she collected her mind blowing prize of $ 450,000 and another big title to her already sparkling resume.
Selbst was among seven other poker players who managed to survive an elite group of 387 players to be seated at the final table yesterday. With $ 1.23 million at stake the pressure was on everyone to get going and start getting some chips their way, plus there was this fact that everything was being broadcasted on television.
Steve O’Dwyer found himself in no man’s land on the third had against the great Vanessa Selbst. With the blinds set at 15,000/30,000 and a 3000 ante O’Dwyer put up 60,000 and Selbst added three bets to make 215,000 from a big blind. O’Dwyer then called and the flop came down ‘jack of clubs, nine of diamonds and six of spades’. Then both looking unsure checked and the dealer turned over the king of hearts. This looked something good for Selbst as he fired 220,000 and O’Dwyer then called. The river card was the three of clubs which prompted Selbst to move all in to put the greatest pressure on O’Dwyer as she could. He then looked around for a long time but decided to fold which resulted a big hit to his stack.
Shak took home $ 254,000 and Selbst was the reining champion who defended her champion and claimed $ 450,000, this boosts her lifetime earnings to $ 4,115,864 which puts her ahead of Annette Obrestad and no.3 of the highest earner in the woman’s category of all time right behind Annie Duke. In addition to money Selbst can also expect lots of online casino bonuses coming her way which is great since it will give her a chance to earn more.