READ: NYT Profiles Vanessa Selbst in New Job
Vanessa Selbst spent years in the poker spotlight.
As a woman playing high stakes and eventually a PokerStars-sponsored player with a unique background, she differed from even the other up-and-coming young players in the game. Furthermore, her massive success — over $11 million in tournament cashes — and her wild playing style made her a staple of poker media and viral highlights.
However, at the turn of the calendar to 2018, she announced she was walking away from the game on a professional level.
Several months passed, though Selbst did appear at the occasional tournament. She popped up again at the World Series of Poker and had a controversial exit from the Main Event.
In an interview with the New York Times, Selbst touched on the fallout from that hand and the early returns on her new life in the investment world.
READ: NYT Profile of Vanessa Selbst in her new investing job