Vanessa Selbst Profile
- Selbst graduated from Yale University with a BA in Political Science.
- Selbst is currently a student at the Yale Law School specializing in the field of civil rights law.
- Selbst was head of the Yale Queer-Straight Alliance.
- Selbst was a Fulbright scholar.
- Selbst has been playing poker for 10 years and became serious about the game in 2004.
- Selbst initially focused on cash games, but switched to tournaments and watched her success climb.
- Selbst took a hiatus from poker after her WSOP win in 2008 to complete her first two years of Yale Law School.
- Selbst is the first openly gay poker player to win a WSOP bracelet.
- Selbst is a coach and executive producer at online poker training site DeucesCracked.
- Selbst is known as "fslexcduck" online. She explained that it was created back in the day when AOL only allowed 10 letters – seventh grade to be exact. If you switch the d and the f and try to sound it out, it shouldn’t be too difficult.
- Selbst considers herself pretty frugal but owns two condo's, one in Brooklyn and one in New Haven and drives a Prius.
Selbst appreciates the intellectual stimulation of her Law degree, but craves the human interaction and competition afforded her in the poker world. She has a unique and aggressive style all her own.
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