The World Series of Poker is off to a great start and there is plenty of talk about the various tournaments coming up. Vanessa Selbst started last years World Series of Poker off great, but this year is a different story for the poker player. She isn’t convinced she wants to remain in poker, or maybe she is? Since the New Year it has been difficult to determine what she is thinking.
Top earning female poker player announced in January that she would turn to hedge funds and give up her PokerStars ambassador status. Yet, the news today, is that she may be teaming up with another ambassador to tag team during the World Series of Poker.
New Year’s Eve to Now
On New Year’s Eve, Selbst sent out a tweet that she would retire from poker. Some are calling this an “alcohol-filled” tweet. There was an announcement that she would turn to hedge funds, a few days later. After the information about the hedge funds, she announced she would be a PokerStars ambassador. After announcing her retirement, her hedge fund plan, and being an ambassador, the top-earning poker player was back at the table.
She entered a tournament and it seems that the three-time WSOP winner, who has over $12 million in winnings, is going to be entering the World Series of Poker for 2018.
With the potential matchup with Phil Galfond, Selbst seems to be looking forward to some fun this summer. He said the game has changed and some players “feel” more than others, which makes the new changes harder for that type of person.
Selbst suggested they go in for the Tag Team Event at the World Series of Poker. Galfond sent a tweet showing interest. If they do the Tag Team event is $1,000 buy-in. The event is held in June starting on the 27th and ending on the 29th. The tournament will be held at Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
Nipun Java and Aditya Sushant entered the Tag Team event in 2017 and won. They earned a bit over $150,000. It was the first win for both players and their first ever gold bracelets. Sushant made the win, setting up the game, while Java took a turn in the restroom. The pair was up against David Guay and Pablo Mariz, with Mariz playing at the time. Sushant had an A-8 off suit, and called an all in-bet by Mariz, who had a set of Queens.