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Congratulations to Vanessa Selbst, Winner of Event 52 ($244,259)!

Champion Vanessa Selbst
Champion Vanessa Selbst

Day 3 of Event 52, $2,500 Ten Game Mix Six-Handed, of the World Series of Poker has wrapped up after three long days of play. The event began with 420 other hopefuls and it’s Vanessa Selbst standing alone at the end of play with her second WSOP bracelet and $244,259.

Selbst is the first woman to win an open bracelet event since she won her first bracelet in a 2008 $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha event. Selbst earned all but one elimination at the final table. She is the sixth woman to have multiple bracelets; she joins Barbara Enright, Nani Dollison, Jennifer Harmana, Susie Isaacs and Starla Brodie.

Day 3 saw 19 players return to play down to a winner. Within three levels the field was trimmed down one table. Scott Clements was eliminated in 8th place, making this event the second final table he bubbled this series.

The field combined to one table on the stage in the Pavilion Room seven-handed and after only ten minutes of play Julian Renard was eliminated. Selbst sent Renard packing while playing a round of Stud Hi. Selbst made two pair and Renard only held a pair of eights.

The next elimination occurred during Pot Limit Omaha and Mike Gorodinsky got all his chips in on the flop. Gorodinsky held {K-Diamonds} {7-Clubs} {6-Diamonds} {4-Clubs} and Selbst tabled {A-Hearts} {9-Diamonds} {3-Hearts} {4-Spades}. The board completed {K-Spades} {4-Hearts} {2-Hearts} {5-Hearts} {X-} and Selbst made a flush and sent Gorodinsky to the rail.

Another 30 minutes would pass before Selbst sent another to the rail. This time the game was Razz. Thomas Chambers was short stacked and made an ace low and Selbst found her way to a nine eight low. Chamber was eliminated in 5th place.

Chris Bjorin was the next to hit the rail during a round of Limit Hold’em. Selbst opened with two bets and Bjorin made it thee bets from the small blind. Selbst made it four bets and Bjorin called – leaving him with just 3,000 behind. The flop came {6-Diamonds} {3-Diamonds} {10-Clubs}, Bjorin tossed in his chips and Selbst called. Bjorin held {K-Clubs} {Q-Spades} and Selbst had {A-Diamonds} {7-Clubs}. The board completed {J-Hearts} {10-Diamonds} and Selbst earned another knockout.

Tommy Hang had stayed out of the way for most of the final table and then he got committed in a hand of Stud. Michael Saltzburg did the dirty work this time, letting Selbst catch a breather. Saltzburg made a full house of jacks full of threes and Hang was drawing dead at sixth street. Hang was eliminated in third place.

Selbst and Saltzburg entered heads up play with Selbst holding 2.64 million and Saltzburg had 516,000. The pair played one full round of 2-7 No Limit Single Draw that saw Selbst take five of the six hands played in that round.

Saltzburg then survived a round of Omaha Hi Low 8-Or-Better that saw him get quartered on the low and left him with very few chips.

The next round of 2-7 Limit Triple Draw would see them play just a couple hands before Selbst sealed her victory. The first round saw Saltzburg draw two cards and Selbst just one. The next round saw them both stand pat and Selbst table the nuts with {7-} {5-} {4-} {3-}{2-} for the win.

Final Table Payouts

PlacePlayerPrize
1Vanessa Selbst$244,259
2Michael Saltzburg$150,840
3Tommy Hang$97,884
4Chris Bjorin$64,649
5Thomas Chambers$43,099
6Mike Gorodinsky$30,169

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