PokerStars Pro member Vanessa Selbst Becomes First Woman To Top GPI World Rankings

Team PokerStars Pro Vanessa Selbst


PokerStars Pro member, Vanessa Selbst, has created history by becoming the first ever woman to reach the top spot in the Global Poker Index (GPI) world rankings, which she did by knocking off German poker player Ole Schemion from the highest perch.

Selbst is only the eighth player to top the GPI world rankings since their inception, an elite club that contains her fellow Team PokerStars Pro Daniel Negreanu. “No one should be surprised to see Vanessa Selbst capture the number one rank on the GPI,” said GPI's Eric Danis. “She's widely recognised by her peers as one of the best tournament pros in the world and her results prove just that.”

New Yorker Selbst has already amassed more than $10million in poker cash prizes, leaving her just outside the top 20 in the all-time poker player cash prize winners list. She has won more than $2million in poker tournament winnings in the first half of 2014 alone, reaching the final table in both the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure High Roller and Super High Roller tournaments – she won the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure High Roller tournament in 2013, winning $1.42million.

In 63 career finishes, Selbst has won 14 times, and finished in the top 10 an amazing 38 times. “In other words,” said GPI's Danis, “if you're in the money in a tournament and Vanessa is still around – good luck to you!”

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