Vanessa Selbst Defends her Title at NAPT Mohegan Sun

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2011. April 14. |
PokerStars pro Vanessa Selbst managed to repeat her last year's victory at the NAPT Mohegan Sun. With this win, she has more than $4 million in total lifetime tournament earnings.
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Earlier tonight, Vanessa Selbst has succeeded in besting the 387 field to win $450,000. By this, she repeated her last year's result, when she defeated the 716 field to win $750,000, which makes her the back-to-back champion of the NAPT Mohegan Sun. When asked about her victory she said:

"I don't know, I'm speechless,(...) I didn't win this in my typical fashion, I didn't steamroll the table. I had some luck on my side and I played a pretty good heads up game against a formidable opponent."

She is talking about Dan Shak, whom she played the final battle against, and whom she managed to beat from a considerable chip deficit, doubling up with a middle set against middle pair. Shak couldn't recover from such a blow, and after just 60 hands of the heads-up, the final hand came about: Shak went all-in on the {#}K {#}7 {#}3 flop with {#}J {#}7. Unfortunately for him, Selbst called with {#}K {#}7, which meant the end of game. She commented: "This is seriously the most special thing in my career. Maybe last year wasn't a fluke." With this win, she is 3rd on the women's all-time money list with over $4 million. Only Kathy Liebert ($5.8 million) and Annie Duke ($4.27 million) have earned more money than Selbst up to date. Congratulations!

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Final Results:

1. Vanessa Selbst, $450,000
2. Dan Shak, $170,000
3. Tyler Kenney, $170,000
4. Thomas Hoglund Jr., $120,000
5. Vincent Rubianes, $90,000
6. Joe Tehan, $70,000
7. Aaron Overton, $50,000
8. Steve O'Dwyer, $32,330

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