Vanessa Selbst quits poker and parts ways with PokerStars.
I saw a PokerGo documentary on her and she looked battered by the game a bit like ElKy.
She has cashed more than any other woman in history but I feel she’s realized she can’t beat the modern high stakes games. Highstakesdb article here, Card Player article here, her Hendonmob results here.
Only $8,231 won last year and $116K the year before, I guess with buy ins and travel she’ll have burnt through some dough. 2013 to 2015 were her best years.
Looking at Negreanu’s blog “winning” a couple of million may not make you a winner these days. In his recent blog he said “In the old days, before super high rollers, you could all but guarantee that cashing for $2 million would mean the player had a winning year. Well, the truth is, if a player plays the full high roller schedule and cashes for $2 million, they are all but certain to have had a losing year, and that’s before expenses”
I feel I’ll never get to beat the game, then again I’d never blow my money or my sponsor’s money 6 betting pocket fours or blowing $179K all in pre-flop 400BB deep with J7 suited.
Doug Polk’s video below may highlight some flaws in her game, it is hard to be hyper aggressive and not be spewy.