Vanessa Selbst Takes Down Partouche Poker Tour Main Event

Published on November 7th, 2010 6:30 pm EST

Vanessa Selbst in a gray-green-white Pokerstars topWith most of the poker world’s attention focused on the World Series of Poker main event final table in Las Vegas, Vanessa Selbst quietly took down the Partouche Poker Tour main event in Cannes, France earlier today for nearly $2 million USD.

Most people likely would have forgotten that the PPT main event final table was even taking place this weekend if not for a cheating scandal that erupted earlier this week.

Tournament organizers took the bold step of disqualifying Ali Tekintamgac from the tournament mere hours before the final table was set to take place. According to multiple media reports, Tekintamgac was disqualified after tournament organizers alleged that he was using “fake journalists” that would try and spot the hole cards of other players at the table and then relay this information to Tekintamgac.

So, due to this disqualification, the PPT final table was reduced to eight players before a hand had even been dealt.


Vanessa Selbst kept her focus throughout the final table, using her chip lead to push around some of the other final table participants.

At the end of play on Saturday, the final table was down to just two players - Selbst and Raphael Kroll.

Selbst was able to dispatch of Kroll during heads-up play on Sunday, securing the largest single tournament cash of her career in the process.

With this victory, Vanessa Selbst has approximately $3.75 million in total lifetime tournament cashes, which puts her in third place on the women’s all-time money list behind Kathy Liebert and Annie Duke.

Selbst had been on a ridiculous run over the past year. In addition to her victory in the Partouche Poker Tour main event earlier today, Selbst has also taken down a NAPT event (NAPT Mohegan Sun) and made the final table of an EPT High Roller event (EPT London High Roller) in 2010. That’s a pretty exceptional year.

Congratulations to Vanessa Selbst on yet another impressive victory.



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