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Vanessa Rousso, a Woman, Wins Major Non-Woman Event

Catching up on some poker tournament news, Vanessa Rousso, a woman, has won a major buy-in non-woman's only event, making her the first woman ever in the history of the world to beat a field of men at anything*.

Ev9_pl1_rousso_1Rousso, a woman, captured the Borgata Poker Open $5,000 No Limit Hold'em event, besting a field of 317 that included men such as Cliff Josephy (who finished third), Hasan Habib (4th), Joe Sebok (5th), and perhaps the most masterful of all men, Men the Master.

For the win, Rousso banks $285,450. But even more importantly, women across the world will now look to her to lead them out of kitchens and laundry rooms and into places such as the "workforce," the "political arena," and maybe eventually one day into the "boardroom" and other places once only previously reserved for men.

What? This has already happened? Like more than 50 years ago? Crap, we knew living in Afghanistan put us behind the times a little , but this is ridiculous. We're going to take our pet goat for a walk now and let all of this soak in.

* Only slightly untrue.

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It is not a field of 317 but more like a field of 175.


Vanessa rocks! Get ready boys the girls are here to play.


Richard, thanks for the note. This was a kind of joking article, but typically any
$5k+ buy-in event is major, and we are well aware that we have some women bracelet holders. Good luck in future events and looking forward to Poker Parlor.

Richard Brodie

It's not actually a major event (it was the last preliminary event) and she's not the first, but she is brilliant and beutiful and it's great to see her succeed. Watch for a couple episodes of the new poker analysis show "Poker Parlor" that she, Kathy Liebert, and I were on together.

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