Vanessa Selbst​

Vanessa Selbst​ – Class of 2022

For over a decade, you couldn’t open a poker publication without seeing Venessa as a top-ranked player on poker leaderboards. Her ascent to stardom started at the 2006 World Series of Poker, where she managed to make the final table of the $2,000 No-Limit Hold ’em event, finishing in 7th place and banking $101,285 for her performance. In 2008 Vanessa won her first WSOP bracelet in a $1,500 PLO event, netting over a quarter of a million. Then in 2010, Selbst took down the North American Poker Tour Main Event, winning the prestigious title and the $750,000 first-place prize. She then went back to back, winning the same event the very next year, this time to the tune of $450,000. She also won the Partouche Poker Tour Main Event in September of 2010 for her biggest career win of over $1.8 million. To add to her long list of accomplishments, in 2012 and 2014, Vanessa won two more WSOP bracelets, becoming the only female player with three bracelets in open events. Although Vanessa has left poker professionally to pursue her career as an options trader, she still plays on occasion, which allows her to enjoy the game more than following the professional circuit. Vanessa has nearly $12 Million in tournament earnings, double the second highest-ranking person on the GPI Women’s All-Time Money List.