After retiring in 2018, one of the greatest players in the game, Vanessa Selbst, has decided to come out of retirement and compete in the World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event, among other matches in Las Vegas.
“You may quit poker, but it never leaves you,” Vanessa Selbst says upon her comeback.
Former PokerStars ambassador and three-time World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet winner Vanessa Selbst, widely regarded as the game’s greatest female player, retired from the game in 2018 to focus on her career and family life, and was only inducted into the Women’s Poker Hall of Fame in December 2022.
Around $12 million is part of Vanessa Selbst’s live tournament wins.
She’s 39 years old and has settled down with a husband and two small children, but her days of playing poker are far from over.
“Selbst added, “You can quit poker, but he doesn’t leave you. That was all I really thought about for a long time. And it would be unusual if we didn’t feel that impulse occasionally, but you can leave poker and he won’t leave you.” Speculation on my part.”
Self recently joined the World Series of Poker as a member of the WSOP Thrill Team, a group of poker ambassadors that also includes modern stars like Adam Hendrix, Ethan “Rampage” Yau, Samantha Abernathy, and Landon Tice, as well as legends like the Finnish poker player Patrik Antonius and the current Main Event champion, Espen Jorstad. Self retired from professional poker five years ago.
Poker players all around the globe will be able to interact with Selbst via the WSOP’s free-to-play app, and she has confirmed to our friends at Pokernews.com that she will be returning to the WSOP this summer to compete in the Main Event and other events.
When asked why he decided to return to poker, Selbst replied, “Honestly, I was just looking for an excuse to get back (to poker). I’ve missed it.” Selbst added, “I know I’m going to play in the WSOP and I can’t have the same expectations I used to have for myself. But obviously I want to win and I’m very competitive, so I guess we’ll see what happens.”