The old vs. the young lady
The old vs. the young lady at the PokerStars.net North American Poker Tour (NAPT)
Three of five finalists, at the PokerStars.net North American Poker Tour Mohegan Sun Main Event this past Sunday, April 11th, were relatively young players – but as it goes poker doesn’t discriminate based on gender or age.
Mike Beasley, 46, finishing second and Mike Woods, 53, placing third have been playing at poker tables for more than twenty years. Beasley, a gentlemen’s club owner from the sunshine state of Florida was keen on using his age to his advantage against the younger players. His winnings, 428,000, not only satisfied his wallet, but his ego as well.
Meanwhile, Woods placed third in the Main Event against many contenders half his age. Removing his University of Virginia cap, Woods replaced it with a cool black hat from PokerStars. Beasley also came to sport a PokerStars logo on his jacket.
Also wearing some new style was first place winner, Ms. Vanessa Selbst, 26, from Brooklyn, Ny. The Full Tilt logos made a strong impression on the jacket of the Yale Law school student. Vanessa’s section was especially cute and witty. Displaying thoughtful signs which screamed sex and support, like, “I’m gay for Vanessa” and “V for Vanessa,” the young lady made her impression felt two fold, not only as a woman, but as a successful woman at that.
Vanessa won the main event, at the 2010 PokerStars.net, ahead of all the competing men. She went home with $750,000.
Vanessa has made her way to five final table games, including two heads-up semi-finals at the World Series of Poker, as well as a winning hand at the 2008 World Series of Poker $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha event. She is a young and has a long way to go, but is still considered to be force to reckoned with.