Vanessa Selbst sets ambitious goals for 2014

Vanessa Selbst

While most people set their New Year’s resolutions before the end of the year and make them public in the first few days of January, Vanessa Selbst chose to wait for three weeks. The poker Pro isn’t a fan of big words and expectations that fall flat before the end of the month, but apparently she has a couple of ambitious goals for 2014. Not all of them are related to poker, but she made them all public on the blog although for the time being, the priority is to participate in the Turbo Championship of Online Poker:


Regarding her poker objectives, she is almost through with fulfilling one goal, as she made the final table at the PCA Super High Roller and High Roller. Vanessa usually aims for 3 such achievements and now that she is more than half way through, she can focus on winning the first EPT, en route to becoming a Triple Crown winner.

In 2014, Selbst will try to refrain from playing when tired or not in the mood for poker, and past performance is the best argument in favour of following through with this plan. Apparently, she lost money when she didn’t want to play but did it nevertheless, so this year, she strives to balance her personal life with her lucrative poker career.

Vanessa also plans of launching her own nonprofit organisation in 2014 and she also has a name in mind for this project: Venture Justice. As time is always of the essence for poker professionals, she plans on hiring a small team of dedicated people, willing to fully commit themselves to this project. If everything goes according to the plan, the venture should be up and running by the end of the year.

Most poker players, Vanessa included, are fairly active on social networks and keep in touch with their friends and fans via Twitter and Facebook. She feels like there is room for improvements and in 2014, she pledges to post regularly and keep people up-to-date with important poker news, as well as personal stuff.

Selbst has an excellent poker face and the uncanny ability to block everything out when she is at the poker table, which makes for a dangerous opponent. Sometimes, she remains wired to the intense action and keeps thinking about poker related stuff, which can create the wrong impression. Some people think that she is angry or unwilling to interact with people, so she plans to make a conscious effort to change this demeanour and smile more.