Déjà Vu – Selbst Wins NAPT Mohegan Sun... Again!

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She may not be the hottest poker chick in town, but she's definitely one of the best if not The best when we talk about actually playing poker and not just looking good at the table. Just a year ago Vanessa Selbst made this big comeback after almost two years of absence by winning the NAPT event at the Mohegan Sun and now a year after she's at it again – scoring back-to-back Mohegan Sun titles. Today she became the first player in the short NAPT history to collect the second winner's trophy.

Although the cash prize for this year's title was almost two times smaller than the last year – $450,000 ($750,000 in 2010), the more important figure in this case was the second NAPT title – Vanessa Selbst had now joined the company of Nacho Barbero to become the only two poker pros to win multiple PokerStars international live events. Last year the Argentinian PokerStars pro won two consecutive LAPT (Latin American Poker Tour) events and set the record which Selbst has now repeated.

“I don't know, I'm speechless,” said Selbst when asked if there would be a three-peat next year. “I didn't win this in my typical fashion. I didn't steamroll the table. I had some luck on my side and I played a pretty good heads up game against a formidable opponent. This is seriously the most special thing in my career. Maybe last year wasn't a fluke.”

After winning her second NAPT title, the PokerStars team pro had increased her lifetime tournament winnings to over $4 million and took the third place in women's all-time money list back from Annette Obrestad who outran Selbst just a few weeks ago after finishing second at the 2011 Wynn Classic main Event.

These are the final 2011 NAPT Mohegan Sun standings:

1. Vanessa Selbst – $450,000
2. Dan Shak – $254,000
3. Tyler Kenney – $170,000
4. Thomas Hoglund Jr. – $120,000
5. Vincent Rubianes – $90,000
6. Joe Tehan – $70,000
7. Aaron Overton – $50,000
8. Steve O'Dwyer – $32,330

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