Vanessa Selbst has been tearing up the poker circuit lately, and has just repeated her North American Poker Tour championship at Mohegan Sun. Play-by-play from ESPN.
There was probably little chance that the Yale Law student would ever go into BigLaw (she wants to practice civil rights law), but we’re big fans of Vanessa. She won $450,000 for this tournament, down from the $750,000 it brought her last year. Her lifetime earnings are now around $4 million and she’s the reigning Wicked Chops Player of the Year.