Monday, June 28, 2010

Vanessa Rousso - The "Lady Maverick"

Monday, June 28, 2010
Vanessa Rousso | Girls On Poker

Vanessa Rousso is a professional female poker player and big-time poker girl. Also known as “Lady Maverick”, she can always be recognized at the tables by her over sized sunglasses, cap and Bose headphones. But Vanessa isn’t just another pretty face, she finished in the money in over 14 major tournaments and shows no sign of slowing down.

Vanessa Rousso had been playing poker since the age of five, and she developed a real interest in the game after graduating high school. But since she wasn’t old enough to legally play at casinos, she honed her skills by playing online poker.

When she started attending law school, Rousso would play poker at the nearby Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. Usually playing $500 and $1,000 sit and go games, she quickly honed her skills by reading strategy and playing regularly.

In May of 2005, she competed in her first major tournament at the WSOP circuit event in New Orleans. The first event was a $200 buy-in with around 700 participants, and Vanessa finished in 7th place.

She gave the law books a rest that summer and played in a number of poker tournaments, including a cash finish in the Ladies’ Event at the World Series of Poker. She also finished 7th in the World Series of Poker in New Orleans and first in the Palms Summer Series $200 buy-in.

2006 was even more successful, as she took 7th place at the World Poker Tour championship event and 8th place in the 2006 World Series of Poker $5,000 event. In September, she racked up winnings of $285,450 at the Borgata Open.

As a member of Team PokerStars, Vanessa Rousso took part in the World Championship of Online Poker Main Event in 2007. While she originally finished in third place, a disqualification of the tournament winner vaulted her into runner-up status with a prize of $700,782.

As of this writing, Rousso has career earnings in excess of $1,000,000. She credits her study of game theory in college for much of her current success.

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yori misori said...

Wow! A pretty nice record from a beautiful face like Vanessa. Definitely, playing in online casinos had help her enough to sharpen her poker skills.

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